1986 Ford F-150 User Reviews

1986 Ford F-150 Review Ratings

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  • 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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"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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Fun, reliable, tough

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Oxidized paint on roof, iffy passenger side manuaal window

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Fun Truck — Even though 23ish years have robbed it of some horsepower, this is the best truck I've ever driven. I've got an f-250 turbo-diesel but the handling is terrible, turning radius is bad beyond description. Driven some later model Chevys and Fords, but nothing can hold a candle to this truck. The interior looks a bit rough- the red dash is no longer exactly vibrant- and the carpet definitely had to be redone, but it's a work truck and looks pretty fine doing that work. Has hauled lots of trees, dirt, feed and hay and is always game, even if the load is a bit over it's half-ton capacity. We rebuilt the transmision (manual) a year ago and it drives real nice. Had to replace the interior fuel pump (figured that out after the tenth time the engine shut off while going round a corner). Only faults I've found it the AC block is massive so it sucks horsepower and MPGs like a tornado in a trailer park, and it doesn't drive ice well, even with tactful handling. Awesome truck to drive...handles country roads and city roads and a little off roading in between... and you should see all the boys' faces when they see the girl driving it :)

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4 wheel drive, plenty of power, manual transmission

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not many, some body rot, carburetor needed rebuild

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Its A Great Truck — The truck is great, Ive had to do a lot of work to it but it bein 22 years old and with over 250000 miles on it, i cant complain. the straight six 4.9 liter engine fits the truck perfectly but someday i may swap it out for a 302 or a 289. Excellent body condition, barely any rust or rot

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alot

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not much

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Ford F-150 — i love everything about my truck, looks bad ass and love the power, its ok acceleration for a 1986 ford f-150, the brakes right really good, but doesnt handy that well, the interoir ist to bad, and the outside looks great, just not the front right a paint chip, i get like 10 miles to the gallon, and its a really fun truck to drive

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Still going strong even after all the years.

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Manual windows, whiper-blade speed stuck on high/really high. Low amount of weight on rear tires.

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My 1986 Ford F-150. — It's a 1986 ford, with a 5.0 (*302) Engine package. Everything on the vehicle is stock. It's got 125k miles on it and it's got a flawless exterior/interior. Eventually I plan to upgrade the exterior/interior somehow but I have not picked a specific style yet. I have changed the wheels, to a 50's style, baby moon chrome rims with thicker tires in the back and smaller ones in the front, both for 15" rims. I will post pictures later if there seems to be some interest in it.

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Every body loves the beater!

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Fix Or Repair Daily. Just keep plenty of bail'n wire.

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'86 Ford Tank. — King cab, long bed, Larreat. Hear it is, the gut-less glory! leaked oil like every old Ford should. It had cruse controll (that worked!), auto trans., CB, casset player w/ radio, altimiter, square gauges counting in 5's, and best of all- 4x4! It had a 302cid, same as laslow's (RIP), except w/ a ton more steel on it. If the planits lined up and granma was't bark'n, it got 14mpg. It has gone where a person sould't go, hydroplaned, rallied, bajahed, flew, swam (not vary far), & dug plenty of dirt. It was the perfict teenagers truck.

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Has hauled many Demo Derby cars, plus it was my dad's farm truck

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Has went thru soon to be 5 clutches, and seems to be attracted to deer. Also, it don't get the greatest gas mileage.

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Drove It For The First 3 Months Of College When I Didn't Have A Vehicle. — This truck has been thru hell. Having went thru 3 grilles, 1 radiator, 1 manual transmission, and it's on its 4th clutch, but it was at one time a farm truck until my brother bought it off my dad in November, 2004. Overall from what it's been thru, it's benn a pretty durable and tough truck like a ford should be

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Extremly useful. The long bed will let a full sheet of plywood lay flat with the tail gate shut. Tool box holds all the tools you need. Starts when ready to work.People get out of your way. No one asks to borrow it.

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Very slow. Very ugly. Steering column busted looks like you stole it. No radio. No speakers. Dash all busted up. Right turn signal doesn't work. Can you help me move? then not even offered gas money.

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Name:betsy Lamount — She is like an ugly girlfriend that does a lot of nice things for you. No one can understand why you love her you just do.

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Great 4 wheel drive, lots of power, durable, great ride

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Horrible gas mileage, the clutch goes out more than I would like it to

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Great Vehicle For Off Roading Or Hauling — It came with an Inline 6 and I didnt care for the inline with a 3 speed so I swapped the engine to a 302 and put dual exhaust with new headers on it. It gets to highway speed REALLY easy and 4 wheel drive is awesome. The bad side is that it is a 3 speed so it has bad gas mileage on it. Its a single cab with a long bed and a vinal cover on the bed. I also put in an aftermarket stereo with speakers in it and its louder than those gangsters with the subs and bass tubes....trust me. The grill guard can also take a beating. It has pulled cars out of mud and ditches and also has pulled me out of a ditch by it. It doesn't have a lift but has plenty of ground clearence for off roading through tough terrain amd also I have ut 34 inch tires on it.

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Tons of torque to pull anything,

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not very fast

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In-line Six Cylindre Engine 4.9l 300cu/in, 4x4, Very Tuff — long lasting engine (300 k/miles easy ! hear of 400k/miles done by somme !) easy to fix, low cost parts .. btw ; originals galipers, alternator, p/b, p/s, trany, t-case, drive-shafts ! it's not very fast but have impressive handling even under load ! I bought this truck 15 years ago, I've made 1500miles rides with a caravan every years (that's why I bought this truck, to pull ! and he did it, quite well !) I'm very satisfied !

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Dependable

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Fuel Mileage

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Old Truck — It had a 300 inline 6 motor with a 3-speed manual. It was lethargic, but dependable.

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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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