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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Robert writes:
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5

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Gobs of power, tough and capable on any terrain

Cons

price of gas

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The Rumblefish, Go Anywhere, Do Anything, No Worries About The Paint Truck — I've had the truck for about 13 years now, and plan to keep it forever....Lord, Mr. Ford, you know how to build em.

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390fastback writes:
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5

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Always starts, for a 400 milage isn't that bad, looks tough ans is tough

Cons

rust

390fastback
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Loved It So Much.... — ...I bought it back. Bought it originally about 6 years ago,sold it a year and a half later, bought it back 4.5 years again. 78, 400, 4spd, 4x4, red custom cab. This time I'm going to finish the restoration.

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:1

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Scott writes:
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5

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fun to drive

Cons

none

35

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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Tyson writes:
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4

Pros

power

Cons

gas milage 10 - 15 MPG

35

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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Jerry writes:
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4

Pros

Good motor, runnin' gear. etc.

Cons

Needs a 4''. Lift and 35''

45

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

Pros

Old school cool

Cons

pain to find ethanol-free gasoline

45

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

Pros

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

Cons

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

35

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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Mike writes:
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5

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Its a truck that goes like a hot car!

Cons

Your afraid of power...

35

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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forolio writes:
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5

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power torque room style

Cons

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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1976 Ford F-150 Reviews

A Good Old Quality Built Ford By Austin

The original 360 had no power. once swiched out with a 428 its awesome. The breaks can be temperamental it handles well but is scary for someone whose never driven it at high speeds . the build qual... Read More

Oldie But A Goodie By Redwolf

I like the older trucks. They are a lot more stylish from the new trucks today. You are starting to see more and more and more of these types of trucks being restored every day. I like to see that! Read More

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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

Fords All The Way By countryboysford

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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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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