1979 Ford F-150 User Reviews

1979 Ford F-150 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"fuel economy" 10 reviews

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Shawn writes:
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5

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its the funest truck ive ever drivin powerful, tough and full of torque =]

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the mpg is like 9mpg so i dont really drive it too offten =[

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Orverall I Love My Old Rust Bucket Lol — 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 lol unless your pulling something and sometimes even then ill start in 2nd. lmao

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

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Cody writes:
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5

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every thing

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nothing

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Best Trucks Ever — it has a big ass not to good on gas good for hauling or going off roading or just a every day truck if you have a lot of money for gas but it is made to last becouse it was maded in the usa

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

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Blake writes:
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Everything about my truck is awesome.

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Could use some more miles per gallon.

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1979 Ford F-150 Ranger. Top Of The Line F-150. — The heart of this beast is a Ford marine 460. Thats right, its out of an old speed boat. The performance is amazing, with 0-60 at right about est. 4.5 secs. Braking is sufficient, handling is a little loose. Build quality is very solid, only repairs are new fly wheel, and fixed bell housing. Paint is candy apple red bottom fading into shiny silver. Interior half matches extrerior with candy apple red dash, and red and black bench seat. Mileage is about 10-12 mpg, relatively high for this engine, and very fun to drive, plenty of power to pull through anything.

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

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Alex writes:
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looks power capability

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gas prices

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Great — 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 friends love it.

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

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DuginMT writes:
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Good looking, sturdy truck, very smooth ride, easy to work on, great ground clearance.

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Limited load and towing capacity compared to modern $45K trucks.

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Great Old Truck — I received this truck from my dad who was the original owner. He passed away in '92 and the truck had only 18K miles on it. Now it has 80K original miles on it and all I ever had to do to it outside of routine maintenance is a new valve cover gasket and a new radiator (the original one finally rusted out). Mine is the basic F150 Custom model, standard cab long box with a 302 V8 and the C-4 automatic transmission. It gets about 17 mpg on the highway. Now I only drive it about 1000 miles per year, mostly when I need to haul large volumes of stuff. I did have her repainted factory colors in 2000, and she gets looks all around town. Also, I upgraded the exhaust and replaced the AM radio with a casette stereo. A fine truck that I hope to pass down to my boys some day.

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

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Roger writes:
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Nothing. Hard on gas, terrible ride, noisy as hell.

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Like I said

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Will Climb A Wall. Has A Dana 44 Front And A Ford 9 Inch Rear. Posi Both Ends. Real 4 Wd. — Have had this old Ford since forever. Bought her for 700 dollars back in 1994 and drove her until last year before deciding to give her something back for all she had given me. She is finished in Hot Rod Flatz black and has had just about everything either replaced or rebuilt. Not show quality but I like her. Four speed with creeper granny low. Built back when pickups were pickups and not cars with beds on them like the ones today. The 460 gets about 8 mpg. Better than that when it is parked!

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

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Cole writes:
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fast

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not a thing

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Ood Truck — good all around truck that is old and runs grat new rebuilt engein it also has new tires and breaks full funchinal great for of road even though it is a 2by 4 it does great in the mudd that is my truck .............................................................................................................................

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

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Nick writes:
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Best Truck Ford Ever Made — I Bought the 1979 Ford F150 for $200.00 back when I was in school.It had a 351 big block and was a 4X4.It was black adn gray.It needed some body work done But it was a terrific Truck I wihs I would Have Never got rid of it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Devin writes:
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its a well built truck

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if you have lots of money

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I Love It — this is my baby. it runs good, thirty years old, it sits a lot with me being in north carolina and it still start with no trouble every time. its loud and it will melt the tire with no problem (single wheel peel)

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

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Ben writes:
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it rocks

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none at all

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A Seriously Fun Ride — It has a 429 cobra jet in it. 650 horsepower. braking is good but not 100%. As for handling it is smooth. Its built like nothing else. interior is nice needs some work and exterior is spotless. It eats gas like it was candy so i get 1 mile per gulp. maitenance is easy. OMG this truck is so flippin fun to drive.

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

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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... 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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