1978 Ford F-150 User Reviews

1978 Ford F-150 Review Ratings

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  • 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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Dean writes:
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3

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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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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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5

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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.

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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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John writes:
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3

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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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ktb writes:
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5

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high HP, and torque

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none

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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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Daryl writes:
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Everything but the gas mileage.

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less than 8 miles per gallon.

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Regrets — This 78 F150 used to belong to Sarah's grandfather until it suffered some mechanical problems. It sat out back for a few years until I asked about it. After towing it home and getting some time to work on it, I bought the 351M back to life. A new set of tires, plugs & wires and belts & hoses made it fun to drive. The 351 eventually got tired and over spring break of 1999 I refreshed the 400 I pulled from the LTD and installed that, a set of headers, and a few other goodies. It was a fun old truck and it had sentimental value to Sarah since it was her Grandpa's. But the truck was costing me an arm & a leg to drive. On one 350 mile trip home from college I spent $140 in gas...one way. Without a place to store it, I made the stupid decision to sell it to a local kid who later broke the transmission and sold it to a landscaper. I lost track of it after that. If it came up again I would buy it without question.

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brlange writes:
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Great old truck. Starts everytime, cheap replacement parts, easy to work on, best looking body style of any truck made in my opinion.

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The 400m has very few performance upgrades if your not looking to spend a lot of money. And as per usual the late 70's ford truck rust is inevitable if you dont keep them in pristine condition.

brlange
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Im Quite Biased Because Out Of Any Truck This Is By Far The Coolest Body Style Ever Made. — Truck handles like an army tank but thats to be expected for something of its age. The brakes are ok...As far as safety goes you feel $*@&$^! invincible behind the wheel of this lead sled. With 33's and a 4'' lift of course its a fun vehicle to drive .

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5

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Good work truck, lots of power.

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hard to keep tires on it :)

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Good Old Truck — Old beater truck, lots of power, fast, and handles good for a 4x4. Still in one piece after all the years of abuse. body style looks good but mine looks ugly lol. it gets about 12 mpg and is a pretty awesome truck. My Girlfriend hates it with a passion but I still love it. Its loud obnoxious and fun. it has a 351 Modified engine with a 4 speed granny low transmission, so it will go anywhere, fast.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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

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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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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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