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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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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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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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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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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fast

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not a thing

25

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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Just one fun truck to drive.

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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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great looks and tough

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mpg

45

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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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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dependable   and    look cool

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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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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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2012 Ford F-150 Reviews

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