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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"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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MACH150 writes:
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MACH150
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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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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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5

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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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Jami writes:
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3

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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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Jons78 writes:
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4

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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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cparker881 writes:
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3

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Truck has great lines.

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Its impossible to get any help from ford on parts codes and especially these stripes.

cparker881
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Finally Finished — I dated my high school sweet heart in this truck in the mid 80's. I married my high school sweet heart 2 years ago today. Tonight I'm taking her out in this truck for the first time in 26 years. The truck sat at my dads for 25 years. everything had to be redone. rust holes you could stick your head through to a 351 m with a terrible attitude. it is finished now with the exception of a windshield that is back ordered and a couple of minor details. I usually build chevy's and don't normally build one that is so far gone but, considering the history it was well worth it. I've built tons of cars and trucks over the years and I've sold every one. This one will stay with me!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tristian writes:
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4

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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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lucas247jghjhngjkyjh writes:
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1

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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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Jonathan writes:
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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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wndzman writes:
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wndzman
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It Is A Tough, Reliable, Hard Working Truck — I really like this truck. It is set up nice for the woods, but rides down the road nice.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:6,000

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1976 Ford F-150 Reviews

A Good Old Quality Built Ford By Austin

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At First Glance Its A Nice Old School Truck With A Good Body, Once You Get Inside Needs Work. By albert1026

i like that i can right rough with my truck and that i dont need to worry about the appearance to much, you cant change a classic look. i dislike that i have so many small issues that need improvement... Read More

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I like how it is a Ford because that is all I been around. Fords it what I always had since the age 6. I'm 16 right now, and got me a new mud truck for the mud boggs. I'm ready to get nasty Read More

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Great By Alex

I bought this truck a year ago, and me being 14 i didnt have alot of money but now this truck is painted and i drive it in mmy woods sometimes, it a very durable and powerfeul truck, and all my fri... Read More

Orverall I Love My Old Rust Bucket Lol By Shawn

my truck is one tuff ass truck. it has 4X4 and 4 on the floor with a 351m putting the power out. short bed step side, has 456 running gear's. truck has lots of low end torque, first is quit useless lo... Read More

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1980 Ford F-150 Reviews

Awesome Trk For 900$ By Cody

man did i ever have blast w/ this truck up to the doors in mud could pull dam near anything and up to the headligts in snow and omg talk about low end grunt for a high mileage engine. boy do i miss he... Read More

Good Truck, Unless You Car About How It Looks By Daniel

I like how much power the engine has. Will pull anything. Mine has the 300 inline 6 engine, 4 speed manual and it is 4X4. My brother has a 79 2 wheel drive with a 302 in it. I the straight six pulls a... Read More

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1981 Ford F-150 Reviews

It Fun, I Enjoyed It By Rob

This was my first truck, I bought it off a lawn maintence company and it had a box cap on it, once i took it the cap off I saw how bad the box was, it was wrote off. Engine worked great tho Read More

Truck Truck Truck By Doug

Built Ford tough and a super reliable engine, and it doesn't even have a timing chain! All gears. Also fantastic low end torque with their rear paired with the 4.9 straight 6. This truck has been p... Read More

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