1979 Ford F-250 User Reviews

1979 Ford F-250 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • 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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"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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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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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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Reviews From Other Years

1999 Ford F-250 Reviews

Built Ford Tough By Justin

Performance aspect of this truck is great all around, the 5.4 L V8 has enought horse power and torque to pull just about anything, acceleration is quick and smooth, handles surprisingly well for a lar... Read More

Truck By Matthew

Nice truck, 21 MPG and 280 HP engine. Love the look and the fact it has backseats although a little small. Short bed is short but plenty of room for me. Good towing power and a blast to drive. Rice ... Read More

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1998 Ford F-250 Reviews

Great Truck To Own By Garrett

5.4 V8 So its got power to go, Towing capable to take a camper and bikes anywhere. Positracktion is a plus both tires spin instead of just one. Not the greatest on gas but not the worst on gas. Add... Read More

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1997 Ford F-250 Reviews

Fanrastic Pulling Vehicle By seandrisc

overall the vehicle is I good vehicle it pulls and hauls everything I want it to do it is a great utility vehicle it takes me off road and it gets me through heavy snow with ease overall I love owning... Read More

Its Just A Great Truck By Jeffrey

I've owned this truck for about a year but the owners before my were my grandparents. I drive it everyday and absolutely love it. It has a 4.6L V8 that's got enough power to do what i need it to do. I... Read More

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1996 Ford F-250 Reviews

Great For Its Purpose. Built To Haul Loads/pull Trailers,or Equipment. By Fall_city4john

More work than I wanted. I Like the longevity of a Diesel engine but not real happy with all the extra money spent on fuel and repairs as I'm not really a mechanic type and unfamiliar with Diesel eng... Read More

Great Truck By dstemmons

I only paid $700 for this truck. With $250 in repairs, it has run like a champ. It's perfect for towing my 32' camp trailer. Back seats are small and typical for an extended cab truck. Ride is rough s... Read More

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1995 Ford F-250 Reviews

Awesome 7.3l Powerstroke By nra1ifer

Overall, I really like this truck. I LOVE the smell of diesel! Works great for what I bought it for (to pull a travel trailer), and I do the maintenence myself, which helps on the cost. Could have use... Read More

Good Work Truck By Kevinsawesome

Well, its been good so far, had a few issues with it but the cost to repair was pretty affordable so far. once i resolve all the issues with it i am sure it will be a great truck again! Read More

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