1979 Ford F-150 User Reviews

1979 Ford F-150 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 reviews

  • 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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"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"body" 3 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews

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Roger writes:
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5

Pros

Nothing. Hard on gas, terrible ride, noisy as hell.

Cons

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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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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Cole writes:
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5

Pros

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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Mike writes:
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Just one fun truck to drive.

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NONE

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I Would By An Older Ford Pickup Truck Before I Would By One New — I love my truck I've owned my 79 ford for 11 years now ant have not even so much as replaced an alternator. Just your basic tune ups and regular oil changes. The emissions on that truck as good as a new car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Derrick writes:
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4

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great looks and tough

Cons

mpg

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Love This Truck — bought this truck when i was 14, it was driving but needed work. body was good but had 300 6cyl.. good motor but a little to little. fixed the problems, jacked up 7in and put 35 mickey thompsons and eagle alloys. drove for a year.. now in shop while motor builder builds my 521 bb. supposed to make 700 horse on pump gas. cant wait

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

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Nick writes:
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Everything

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nothing

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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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Steve writes:
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dependable   and    look cool

Cons

the only thing i could say bad about it is it loves gas lots of gas

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I Would Recomend It To Anyonethe 79 Fords Have Never Done Me Wrong — i love my truck its not very pretty looking and its not the fastest but it just has awesome body lines and the 79 ford truck is just the coolest truck yo me one day i hope i can restore both of them that i have.

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

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Dan writes:
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4

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Very strong

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No AC

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Tough Ford — It have 6 cylinder inline which is similar to cummins diesel. It have so much power and torque that I blew up rear axles 2 times. Yes it was fun to drive in woods. I get mpg depend weather 10-20 mpg. If I tow 10,000 pounds then 8-12 mpg.

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

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Dustin writes:
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5

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4x4, short bed, big v8

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gas milage does not exsit

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Built Ford Tough — love the huge v8, four wheel drive, and short wheel base. this truck has gotten me places i dont need to be. i wouldnt trade it for the world. its an absolute blast to own and to drive. buy one

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

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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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2014 Ford F-150 Reviews

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Good By acebyrd

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2012 Ford F-150 Reviews

Would Buy This Model Again By c5coupe

Love the automatic running boards Great ride. Wonderful space in the back seat. (almost like a limo) Low gas mileage. ecco boost V6 has averaged just under 14 mpg. But some of the poor gas ... Read More

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We love to take the truck on vacations. Tons of room for the people in side & cargo in back. Great for towing my old car to car shows. The big gas tank is great for vacations we can go about 700 mi... Read More

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2011 Ford F-150 Reviews

I Love This Truck! By Freyguy08

I got my first F-150 in 2009 when the body style was changed. I loved that one and decided I will always have the 150's as long as they don't change too much. The power is incredible, the room in the ... Read More

Excellent Ride! By Emrldeye

You can be running 70 mph and not realize it.The wheel base and suspension make this an excellent ride.The engine torque and six speed transmission get you moving fast early.Race red paint, chrome whe... Read More

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2010 Ford F-150 Reviews

One Of The Most Fun Rigs I've Ever Owned By BZ2

The Ford Raptor may be the coolest and most flexibly dynamic pick-up truck on the market. It is equally comfortable crawling up a steep mountain trail and rolling the interstate at 80 mph. Mine is 4... Read More

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