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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
"maintenance" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"body" 2 reviews

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Brad writes:
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4

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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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Dean writes:
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3

Pros

true dual straight pipes!!!!!!!

Cons

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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forolio writes:
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5

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power torque room style

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How is it on gas? It loves it!

forolio
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Great Example Of What Detroit Used To Be Able To Deliver. — I have a 1978 F150 Ranger Supercab with an 8 ft box. It is in mint shape and I am in the process of restoring it to its original maginificence. The original paint is Orange with a dual tone brown on the sides. The Aluminum trim everywhere, outside and inside is in excellent condition. The extruded rubber on thr trim is perfect. This truck rocks. Long lean and mean and it will last another 30 years.

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

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Mike writes:
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Its a truck that goes like a hot car!

Cons

Your afraid of power...

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No Regrets Here! — Everything was made better with the removal of the 351m, and the swap to the big block! 429, then 460! The 4 speed standard was switched out to a c6 automatic. The rear end has new gears. 3.89 to 1 ratio. The interior is very comfy! The exterior catches the eye. The way it sounds idling, Priceless! It isn't too hard on the pocket book to maintain, and on fuel. Fun Factor A+++++!

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

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Tyson writes:
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4

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power

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gas milage 10 - 15 MPG

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Good All Around Truck — * Performance - acceleration, braking, handling * Build Quality - good quality cant break them, well.... * Appearance - both interior and exterior styling * Cost of Ownership - bad gas mileage,easy maintenance * Fun Factor - awesome 4x4 truck mud throwin machine, not very good on gas though

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

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Scott writes:
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fun to drive

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none

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Best Ever Built — by far the best model of ford pickup ever built. The performance was not the best but you can always change that. best looking bodystyle ever built.This thing is a kick in the ass to drive because of all the looks you get.

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

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Jerry writes:
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4

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Good motor, runnin' gear. etc.

Cons

Needs a 4''. Lift and 35''

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Work Truck — Performance--decent acceleration, brakes and handles like a tank. Build--Built solid...like a tank Appearance--It's on old truck wat more do u want. Cost--up to $60 dollars a week on fuel. 4x4=$$$ Fun Factor--Yea its fun, cause you got to shift gears(4 speed)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nicholas writes:
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4

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Old school cool

Cons

pain to find ethanol-free gasoline

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Loved It! — What's to be said for classic Detroit iron? Pure 1970's styling at it's peak. With a stout frame, twin I-beam front suspension, a big C-6 automatic transmission and 400 cubic inches of gas-guzzling power it makes you wonder why you bought that sissy V-6 family sedan with the dual airbags, traction control and ABS!

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

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Robbie writes:
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5

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not many people run these motors off-road. loud. 4wd

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no air, but who cares. no tilt

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Most Dependable Vehicle I've Owned — I love the fact that it has a straight six with a four speed. its so fun to drive. its in the process of getting headers, intake, carb, lift, and of course bigger tires. it would be nice to have a little more power, but she holds her own. the exhaust is unique, two and a half inch tubing goin into a five foot long chunk of 2x6 square tubing followed by dual 4" chrome stacks and it sounds like a v8.

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Travis writes:
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5

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big motor with tons of power

Cons

needs a paint job

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Fast, Big Motor, 4x4, Lots To Offer — I love the fact that my truck has a 400 big block and that I only paid 400 cash for it. It could use some paint but the primer gives it character. The truck is solid and has tons of balls. I can hook to a duramax and pull it around. it gets about 11 mpg around town prolly 12 on the highway. It is the Ranger edition with the wood trim inside and chrome trim outside.

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2014 Ford F-150 Reviews

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2013 Ford F-150 Reviews

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2012 Ford F-150 Reviews

It Works Well For Family And Recreation. By Kickapoo

I liked the remote start and the key pad entry. That is the BOMB! It handles very well in all kinds of weather and types of roads. I felt very secure in this truck in all conditions. It also looks... Read More

Good Truck If They Can Fix The Throttle Issues. By Mark

Comfortable, quiet ride for a truck. Great suspension, great handling make this truck a nice ride. The only thing I have as a con is the throttle. I dislike the throttle response. In my opinion the th... Read More

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2011 Ford F-150 Reviews

Love It By Geoffery

A 7,500lb pick up doing the 1/4 mile in 14 seconds with tires that have over 70,000km of use on them is amazing to me. This truck handles really well too. The brakes never seem to fade. The it tow... Read More

Great Work Truck By mikes85z

I have put 60,000 miles on the truck, and it still rides amazing. I tow a 27' boat that weights 9000lbs and a car hauler that weights 7500lbs ,the motor pulls like mad. If you tow a lot I recommend ... Read More

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2010 Ford F-150 Reviews

Mean Looking Truck By nicksantos

overall its a great truck to have. you can take it anywhere and it can tow just about anything. equipped with a "bedrug" makes it easy for transportation of fragile or things you don't want to get all... Read More

Good Sound Truck By mattcargurus

I like everything about my truck. The only thing it could improve on is getting a little better mpg. Other than that I am extremely happy. I take care of it like my baby though it it takes care of me ... Read More

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