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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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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

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rust

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35

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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Robert writes:
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5

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Gobs of power, tough and capable on any terrain

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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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wndzman writes:
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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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Jami writes:
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3

Pros

Dual exhaust, engine upgrade.

Cons

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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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

Cons

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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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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lucas247jghjhngjkyjh writes:
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1

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good tires

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dont run, body in bad shape

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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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2012 Ford F-150 Reviews

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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

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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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