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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
"oil" 2 reviews

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Displaying 21 - 30 of 42 1986 Ford F-150 reviews.

dbrannan writes:
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5

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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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traylor88 writes:
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4

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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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Adam writes:
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5

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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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Cole writes:
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5

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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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Alex writes:
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5

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4 wheel drive, plenty of power, manual transmission

Cons

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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Dan writes:
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5

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built tough

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none

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Best Truck In The World — the only thing i dont love about it is its fuel injected but i love that it is the old body style not the new ugly rounded style the performance is the best the only thing needed repaired was basic stuff oil,filters,brake pads and leaf springs thats why i love it

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

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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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Dustin writes:
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4

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Every body loves the beater!

Cons

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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Lewis writes:
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3

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

Cons

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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2013 Ford F-150 Reviews

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2012 Ford F-150 Reviews

It Works Well For Family And Recreation. By Kickapoo

I liked the remote start and the key pad entry. That is the BOMB! It handles very well in all kinds of weather and types of roads. I felt very secure in this truck in all conditions. It also looks... Read More

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Comfortable, quiet ride for a truck. Great suspension, great handling make this truck a nice ride. The only thing I have as a con is the throttle. I dislike the throttle response. In my opinion the th... Read More

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2011 Ford F-150 Reviews

Love It By Geoffery

A 7,500lb pick up doing the 1/4 mile in 14 seconds with tires that have over 70,000km of use on them is amazing to me. This truck handles really well too. The brakes never seem to fade. The it tow... Read More

Great Work Truck By mikes85z

I have put 60,000 miles on the truck, and it still rides amazing. I tow a 27' boat that weights 9000lbs and a car hauler that weights 7500lbs ,the motor pulls like mad. If you tow a lot I recommend ... Read More

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2010 Ford F-150 Reviews

Mean Looking Truck By nicksantos

overall its a great truck to have. you can take it anywhere and it can tow just about anything. equipped with a "bedrug" makes it easy for transportation of fragile or things you don't want to get all... Read More

Good Sound Truck By mattcargurus

I like everything about my truck. The only thing it could improve on is getting a little better mpg. Other than that I am extremely happy. I take care of it like my baby though it it takes care of me ... Read More

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