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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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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dbrannan writes:
1986 Ford F-150 Review
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5

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

Cons

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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Wayne writes:
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4

Pros

Long box Super cab

Cons

long box, super cab, tiny engine (302) Ford ignition switch failure (Catastrophic)

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Bult Ford ?tough? — It had it's quirks

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Don writes:
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5

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Still going strong even after all the years.

Cons

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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lctenorsax writes:
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5

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drives great, handles good, perfect truck

Cons

gas mileage

lctenorsax
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My First Truck And The Last One I'll Ever Sellr — This is first truck i got and the last one i'll ever sell. they are nearly indestructible and 3rd gear is hard to find and its fun to laugh at new drivers! maintenance is easy but its an old truck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tyler writes:
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4

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good dependable truck

Cons

it's an old truck

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A Good Old Truck — I owned it recently so it handled like you would expect an old truck would, it needed some repairs but considering it was over 20 years old it was expected, 80's styling was not especially good for any vehicle but it's 4x4 short bed look helped. it was a 4 spd 300ci inline 6 and it got about 12 mpg. the 4 spd made it fun but the i6 isnt exactly the fastest engine

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ty4107 writes:
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5

Pros

almost everything besides gas mileage

Cons

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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traylor88 writes:
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4

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dependable and 4wd is amazing and it will go anywhere

Cons

motor mounts break easy and it uses alot of oil

traylor88
25

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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Adam writes:
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good all around truck

Cons

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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Cole writes:
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Good looking, great sounding, tough truck, and fast

Cons

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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K. Rick writes:
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5

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lots of power , velour interior power every thing

Cons

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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Great By Alex

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 fri... Read More

Orverall I Love My Old Rust Bucket Lol By Shawn

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 lo... Read More

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Awesome Trk For 900$ By Cody

man did i ever have blast w/ this truck up to the doors in mud could pull dam near anything and up to the headligts in snow and omg talk about low end grunt for a high mileage engine. boy do i miss he... Read More

Good Truck, Unless You Car About How It Looks By Daniel

I like how much power the engine has. Will pull anything. Mine has the 300 inline 6 engine, 4 speed manual and it is 4X4. My brother has a 79 2 wheel drive with a 302 in it. I the straight six pulls a... Read More

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