1979 Ford F-250 User Reviews

1979 Ford F-250 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • 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: 4.6 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

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"power" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"big car" 3 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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MrBlueOval writes:
1979 Ford F-250 Review
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4

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Definitely one of the best if not THE best Ford pickup truck Ford ever built. The 1973-79 Ford pickups are the most popular among pickup truck enthusiasts and these trucks keep their resale value. They have the best styling, reliability and pulling power of all the Ford pickups. I used to pull trees and shrubs right out of the ground with this truck. I wrapped a chain around the stump, put it in 4wd low and pulled away with the stump dragging behind me. Super Pulling Power. Saved me a lot of digging. That was fun to do too. ;-)

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Gas mileage is and was from new only 10mpg no matter if you were doing 60mph or 6 mph, uphill, downhill or sideways.

MrBlueOval
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Best Bang For The Buck — I bought this truck new but if I were to buy another older Ford pickup, I wouldn't hesitate to look at and probably buy another one of these 1970's pickups. I would like to get a 2wd shortbed this time as mine is a 4wd longbed. Overall, I think it's the best truck Ford ever built, Definitely built Ford Tough !!!

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

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Nick writes:
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Massive torque, 4 doors, lifted, could pull down a storm shelter.

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Top speed was 70 MPH downhill.

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Big Beefy Crew Cab — I never had any issues pulling anything that I could attach something to. The brakes were adequate though when pulling large loads it was more efficient to down shift than to mash the brakes (which of course is common sense). It was a solid truck that had typical rust and wear from being used as a truck and not a car with a bed. I loved the way it looked and all of the 'personality' marks my truck had. The interior was the typical styling for the time it was built. It was an absolute blast to drive this truck and the loud true dual exhaust with cherry bomb turbo 2 mufflers rumbled like thunder especially under overpasses.

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

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metalhead writes:
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Awesome truck, good power, plenty of space.  Tows anything.  Very cool, easy to drive for a big truck

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Chews a lot of gas, luckily it's on lpg.

metalhead
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Very Cool Big Old Truck — Mild 351 clevo, 4 speed manual. Long wheelbase, plenty of power, can carry and/or tow anything you want. We bought the truck for towing my cars and the wifes horses around, I ended up driving it to work half the time!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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J.J. writes:
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great strong drive train, looks AWSOME, tough as nails frame, easily modifiable.

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does break occasionaly but nothing serious usealy.  motor blew a year after i bought it, but only cause motor in it at the time was beat to hell by whoever had the motor before it was dropped in this truck.

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1979 F-250 Ranger — Wouldnt trade this for the WORLD! got this in 07 and never looked back! i LOVE everything bout this truck. GREAT body Style, Great engien (351m) EASILY modifiable. has a lift, 36 inch military tires, lightbar, cb, flatbed (has dumpbody but disconnected it) STRONG drivetrain, np205, c6, had to do repairs here and there and chargein system wireing nightmares but that was juse my luck. kept replaceing alternators untill i replaced the chargeing system wires and havent had a problum since. planning to work the exhaust a little. and throw on a 4bbl.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Myron writes:
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800+ HP

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Bad gas milage LOL

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Toughest Truck Ford Ever Built. — 532 cubic inches, 39.5 boggers, 9" lift, detroit lockers, C6, 5000 stall, NP205 tcase. Built for mud racing, gotta love the smell of C12 race gas in the morning!! And nothing beats the sound of a big block ford screaming at 7000rpm.

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

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1953 Ford F-250 Reviews

The Beater By Travis

old reliable. They do not make trucks like this anymore. The flat head v8 still rumbles to life effortlessly. Whisper quite at idle, but still roars when you get on it. it is fun to drive such a p... Read More

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1963 Ford F-250 Reviews

An Oldie But A Goodie... By Benjamin

My dad "bought it for me" when I got my license. We did a whole bunch of work on it to make it look nice. We didn't make any modern modifications to it. Manual steering and brakes make it difficult... Read More

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1965 Ford F-250 Reviews

This Truck Has Given Me Many Years Of Loyal Service And Still Going. Hope To Restore It. By cello

Paid $175 for 1st owner and worked it fairly hard. Put in 1978 360cu in and punched it .020. Best investment I ever made. I have hit scales over 10,000 lbs with this truck. They sure don't make em lik... Read More

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1966 Ford F-250 Reviews

His Name Is Ernie By Jason

This had been sitting behind a garage for a number of years. A friend approached the guy, but never did anything. I went over and made an offer, tinkered with it a few days and then nursed it home (10... Read More

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1967 Ford F-250 Reviews

Old Blue By John C.

I refurbish old trucks and cars and I've had much fun so far with this one I will take it back to original and make a show Truck out of it, It has the potential to win big in shows and will do well ju... Read More

Gotta Love The Styling On Them Old Fords. By Travis

Bought it on a farm sale in March of '07. Currently undergoing restoration. I have the new panles (fender, bedside, a few patch panels.) Read More

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