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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Dual exhaust, engine upgrade.

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Needs restoration...hence it being a project truck. What sucks... Ford wasn't sure if it is an f-150, a ranger or an explorer so it became all 3 ;)

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Ford F-150 Ranger Explorer Project Truck — The body style, the year, it's a classic, engine upgrade, dual exhaust , the price (1500.00). Just got today so not sure yet what all i like and dislike. Not a big ford fan but i'll learn to love it...lol

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looks and power

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the suspention

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Its An Awsome Truck — i love this truck with the 400 its got plenty of power and it such a classic with the red and white paint job. i got it for free and i only have $240 in it. it so fun to drive

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

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Extremely reliable, low cost of ownership, deccent feul mileage

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It weighs 6050 lbs, not exactly easy to park

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Great For Work — Great truck low cost of ownership, deccent gas mileage (18 -20mpg), low cost maintence, easily driveable on highway or back roads, great daily driver with deccent inteior, comfortable but lots of road noise, had no issues with out of state road trips thru the mountains

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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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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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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everything about this truck is awesome

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i hate that i cant afford to restore it back to original

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The Tank — i love this truck its just one of those vehicles you stumble upon i paid $150 and ive drove it for 3 years and has yet to let me down. this truck is just one of a kind i couldnt find another like it and have no reason to ever want to sell it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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good tires

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dont run, body in bad shape

lucas247jghjhngjkyjh
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Ford Suck — i dont like it ,and i dislike that it dont run , it have some rust and some dents in it ,it been sitting in tthe yard 5 years or more , it need repairs , the engine dont fire on it.ok thats it

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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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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true dual straight pipes!!!!!!!

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front distributor. not good when barrelin through big puddles

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Lots Of Looks When Drivin Mainly On Sound Though — this is a mean 78 with a bilt 351 v8 & a 4 speed. it is a 4x4 monster. plans for purchase was to restore a big foot clone. so far though it has been nothing but a toy that seen alot of mud.

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

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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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2013 Ford F-150 Reviews

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2012 Ford F-150 Reviews

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2011 Ford F-150 Reviews

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