1978 Ford F-150 User Reviews

1978 Ford F-150 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 28 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"power" 13 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"body" 2 reviews

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brlange writes:
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4

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Great old truck. Starts everytime, cheap replacement parts, easy to work on, best looking body style of any truck made in my opinion.

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The 400m has very few performance upgrades if your not looking to spend a lot of money. And as per usual the late 70's ford truck rust is inevitable if you dont keep them in pristine condition.

brlange
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Im Quite Biased Because Out Of Any Truck This Is By Far The Coolest Body Style Ever Made. — Truck handles like an army tank but thats to be expected for something of its age. The brakes are ok...As far as safety goes you feel $*@&$^! invincible behind the wheel of this lead sled. With 33's and a 4'' lift of course its a fun vehicle to drive .

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fordforlife1010 writes:
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Sound, Power. Looks,  

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MPG who cares

fordforlife1010
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Best Truck I Ever Owend And I Am A Car Dealer I Have Owned Everything — Never fails me! Sounds better than anything on the road! The front grill on the 78 and 79 is also a huge step up in looks. I have a 351 C6. Lariet trim its nice. posi trac rear end makes great for peeling out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Adam writes:
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tough, dependeble, easy maintence, does not die!

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mpgs, no floor boards

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The Reason F-150's Have Rocked For 30+ Years! — My truck kicks ass old school style! Done alot of work on it myself. Nothing keeps it done for long. V-8 two wheel drive. It'll pass everything on the highway but the gas station! Course 17 mpg isn't too shabby all things considered.

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ktb writes:
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high HP, and torque

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none

ktb
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Beastly! — o i like it all! been restored except the ext paint. lots of new parts if interested ill tell u the good stuff! only need to sell because of college. ive put alot of time an money into this thing but its time for something else.purs like a kitten ha

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Daryl writes:
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Everything but the gas mileage.

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less than 8 miles per gallon.

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Regrets — This 78 F150 used to belong to Sarah's grandfather until it suffered some mechanical problems. It sat out back for a few years until I asked about it. After towing it home and getting some time to work on it, I bought the 351M back to life. A new set of tires, plugs & wires and belts & hoses made it fun to drive. The 351 eventually got tired and over spring break of 1999 I refreshed the 400 I pulled from the LTD and installed that, a set of headers, and a few other goodies. It was a fun old truck and it had sentimental value to Sarah since it was her Grandpa's. But the truck was costing me an arm & a leg to drive. On one 350 mile trip home from college I spent $140 in gas...one way. Without a place to store it, I made the stupid decision to sell it to a local kid who later broke the transmission and sold it to a landscaper. I lost track of it after that. If it came up again I would buy it without question.

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MACH150 writes:
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All Around Excellent Truck — I own two 1978 F-150's,one I drive every day,and a slow process of customizing.I bought the truck as the second owner.My F-150 has 130,000 original miles.The engine has had an rv cam and medium rise intake and holley 600cfm carb.Also added to the interior a pair of early 70's lincoln mercury high back split bench seats.This to me is the best truck that came off of the ford assembly line.The sleek but mean look of the body, to the roominess of the interior,and the never ending torque of the power plant and drive train.This truck is the workhorse and fun truck of american and foriegn made trucks.The space available in the bed,you could almost haul a house.The suspension,as always is ford tough,out of all the f and e series fords I've owned,not one of them ever needed alignment.1978 F-150 is BOSS!

Owner for 1 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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John writes:
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3

Pros

offroad capability, durability and reliability

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poor gas mileage and poor on road handleing

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They Dont Build 'em Like This Anymore — great truck overall. on the highway the truck is confused and lost. however offroad the truck is at home with nearly 20 inches of ground clearence, a semi-divorced atlas transfer case, low geared diffs and 4 spd manuel transmision, and 400 v8 produceing 300+ lb/ft of torque it is in a class of its own

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jons78 writes:
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Power, Handling, Drivability, Reliable, Great looks! (Lots of thumbs up)

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nothing!

Jons78
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Classic Truck — Great Fun old truck to drive! Always get waves from classic to muscle car enthusiasts! This perticular truck just had a408W stroker put in with over 425 hp! Took me 7 years to get me to get it where it is! much more to go! Interior is next! :) Fun project truck and fun to drive!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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DJ_Elvis writes:
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5

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Bulletproof reliability and torque of the 300 cid inline 6-cylinder, comfortable ride for a truck, good carrying capacity, cheap to maintain and easy to work on, Good exterior design.

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Engine strained at highway speeds above 65 mph, body (especially bed fender wells) prone to rust.

DJ_Elvis
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Great Old Pickup! — I received this pickup when I was 16 years from my grandfather in 1994 after he had a stroke and could no longer drive. It only had 24,000 miles on it at the time. It now has just under 93,000. It has been a great truck and has seen many adventures, including beating my buddies in their 4x4's off-roading (my truck is a 2-wheel drive by the way!), many road trips, college, etc. I plan on passing this truck on to my son (or daughter) someday.

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Zachary writes:
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Good work truck, lots of power.

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hard to keep tires on it :)

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Good Old Truck — Old beater truck, lots of power, fast, and handles good for a 4x4. Still in one piece after all the years of abuse. body style looks good but mine looks ugly lol. it gets about 12 mpg and is a pretty awesome truck. My Girlfriend hates it with a passion but I still love it. Its loud obnoxious and fun. it has a 351 Modified engine with a 4 speed granny low transmission, so it will go anywhere, fast.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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