1986 Ford F-150 User Reviews

1986 Ford F-150 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 42 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"power" 12 reviews
"ride" 11 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"paint job" 3 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"window" 2 reviews

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almost everything besides gas mileage

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bad gas mileage

ty4107
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One Hell Of A Truck — The trucks a beast, it's a 302, except with elderbrock intake, carb, and heads, plus a set of unknown brand headers. Its a 4 speed 4x4 with granny low and yesterday we had 16+ inches of snow where i live plus the drifts built up in front of my truck and the truck started immediatly and drove right down my country drive way in 4 wheel drive in 2nd gear the whole time without a problem, that truck amazes me. not only that i get compliments all the time. Oh ya and the best part is, if you get bigger tires and get a lil lift, no one ever rides your ass : )

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Strong, durable, low-end torque, hard to kill.

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Mileage not great, prone to rust, hard to find parts.

Xavier_Creed
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Great Work/fun Loving Truck, Durable, Never Lets You Down. — 1986 F150, inline six, 3 speed, 2WD. Tough as nails truck, flexible, hard working, fun to drive. Body starts to rust in all the typical Ford places, does ride like a grain truck when it gets really cold, but always starts even at -50c. Didn't really expect sports car speed, especially with the inline, but it can move, tons of low-end torque. Mileage is 4.8 km/L (14.6 mpg for the Americans), not bad for 280,372km truck. Durable as hell, been hit six times and its still rolling strait, can't say the same for the cars that hit me. lol Love the look of it, like a Panzer tank on wheels. Recommend it highly.

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

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None

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No power

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I Hated It — I really did not like this truck. it was slow and the old inline six did not give it much power. It really could not haul anything. Body was rusted all out and it was losing ground fast. Although it was free.

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

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American Power

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It's old and don't start when it's cold

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Once You Get The Engine Rebuilt — For an old truck, it do and almost out perform some of the new ones. Build quality is spot on, solid. Fun factor for me is that it's a four speed transmission and I never use 1st gear. Cost of ownership less than a $1000.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dad bought it

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poor gas milage

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Pretty Good For Year — OK good for playing around yet still get the job done Built for a work truck not really a performance machine. 500 dollars and it was mine. Now its worth about 1500 to 2000 Dollars. No fun if you try to show off

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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strong, sturdy, good ride, good handling, FORD!

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makes others wish there chevy was as durable

dbrannan
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Well Thought Out Platform, Easy Maintainence, Rugged And Reliable. — no complaints..Solid as a rock, A true workhorse. upgraded 3/4 ton springs 3.50 gears and brand new hiperf. 306ci/5.0L all edelbrock induction/comp cam/msd ign. Mine is FAST!..BOWTIE BOYS LOOK OUT! rides like a cloud/drives like a dream....I wouldn't trade it for a new one...I love my truck!

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

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dependable and 4wd is amazing and it will go anywhere

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motor mounts break easy and it uses alot of oil

traylor88
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Fun Truck And Itll Make You Say Wow — great strong truck goes anywhere not very fast bu is really dependable the motr is good but the motor mounts are cheap and break way to easy fun truck to romp in but its still fun to drive around town too i paid 500 for mine and already put about the same in motor mounts and oil

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

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good all around truck

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hauling itemes in the bed is very limited

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My Truck — performance- built 302 and tranny. build quality- solid as a rock apperance- custom paint bucket seats and custom built center console cost of ownership- 18mpg, change all fluids every 2500 miles fun factor- a blast to drive go almost anywhere u want it and still use it as a truck

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

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Good looking, great sounding, tough truck, and fast

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Its a Ford.

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The Best Truck Ive Ever Had — Performance - 0-60 in 7 sec. 205 Horsepower 365 Ft-Lbs Torque Build Quality - Complete Restoration Appearance - New paint, new motor, new interior Cost Of Ownership - A LOT Fun Factor - best thing ever This is my first truck and its awesome.

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

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lots of power , velour interior power every thing

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open differentials

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Good Old Truck — was a blue and silver xlt lariat standard cab with a big brush guard and winch on it...had the 351 high output...would go like stink...installed an auburn posi in the rear axle which turned out to be a p.o.s. did little to put the power where needed. eventually totaled it 8 day before wedding to first wife,,,should`ve taken to be an omen...

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

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2013 Ford F-150 Reviews

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2012 Ford F-150 Reviews

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2011 Ford F-150 Reviews

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