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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big, powerful, impressive, versatile, stops good, decent take off

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decent handleing, poor fuel economy, top end speed is only 115-125 mph.

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Very Strong Reliable Truck, Versatile And Large. — The 1986 F150 xlt Lariat is a very solid and dependable truck. Fun to drive, just enough body roll to make driving interesting. When driven aggresively in traffic other cars will move out the way of this work/cruisin truck left over from the eighties

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It runs, it's got a torquey V-8, it looks decent for it's age, and after 103,000+ miles, it's still tickin' like brand new.

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The AC and Heat don't work, but the worst thing is the driver's side power window won't work either. Makes it kinda hard to drive through for food, lol!

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It Has 4 Wheels, That's About It. — Well, I was gonna just skip this part, but it says "Plese enter a longer review, so I will see if this works.

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Long box Super cab

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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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Fast, strong, reliable, roomy, white, not a bad truck overall.

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Paint sucked, mirror backing was falling off, the seat had been burnt, and the mileage was a bit high.

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Good Cheap Strong Ox-like Truck. — We actually bought this truck used. It however had a V8 that pulled like an ox, and was a very reliable truck. You could find yourself speeding if you weren't careful.

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I love for pickup trucks when you got a good one the world is yours, when you got one like mine you're in the banks back pocket.

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with old second hand vehicles you don't know who has drove it when and how, so you buy and keep trying... maybe someday i'll sell her or just send her to the wreckers cuz i'm never gonna fix all the problems.

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Considering — I bought this truck from a friend of mine for 800$ and it has caused me a bankload of trouble. First the rearend went, then the timing chain, then the rearend again. Now when you want to excellerate to pass someone it doesn't have the guts (i think it's a plugged filter or a bad pump)and the coil went once and the shocks needed to be redone. All I have is trouble with the calipers, it has a short circuit somewhere it keeps shorting out the driverside headlight and there's no reverse lights. The rear gas tank is mia and the heatercore and fan had to be redone...... considering it's an old truck and has all that wrong with it, it only has 208 thou kms on it ( and no oil pressure gauge for some unknown reason)

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everything. tons of power from the 302, awesome off-road, and awesome peelability.

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none

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Awesome Truck I Wish I Still Had It — dad bought this brand new in '86 and gave it to me when i was 16, but it was all beat up and it only lasted me a couple years. but it was the toughest truck i ever owned, it served its life in full.

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the power and duriblity

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can't find interior pieses. The plastic dress up sides paint is chipping off and no one has a fix

jjjf150
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I Love Fords — I have an 86 ex cab ex wheel base larit. my engin just died at 230,000 mi. My wife tryed to get me to buy a new truck but I just installed a new motor. You just can't find a good solid truck like these anny more

Owner for 4 years, 8 months

Miles Driven per Year:3,400

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it's fast, Ilove it's curves

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i dont like the fact that somebody cut the wires and icant figure out how to put them back together

smatthew1
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I Love My New-old Truck — its a great truck its quick and beautiful I love the stance of the truck, it just looks mean and ready to go i never thought a 302 could have so much power

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:200

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A Good Long-term Investment. — A reliable truck. Timeless styling. Comfortable, yet easy to drive. A good first-vehicle for new drivers.

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it was just an ok truck

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It was a headache trying to keep it running

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I Was Disappointed That It Only Lasted A Short Time — Another well used truck before I bought it. I hauled horses in a steel box in the bed. I only got about a years used out of this truck, it wouldnt stay running and i replaced a ton of sensors on it.

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

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2013 Ford F-150 Reviews

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2012 Ford F-150 Reviews

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Good Allround Pickup By golfnut_bill

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2011 Ford F-150 Reviews

Love It By coreyyoung08

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Love The Sound Of The Truck Exhaust Note On Spirited Acceleration. By castle55

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