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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 31 - 40 of 42 1986 Ford F-150 reviews.

Jarod writes:
1986 Ford F-150 Review
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3

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Dependable

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Fuel Mileage

35

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

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Andy writes:
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5

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

Cons

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

25

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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Loyd writes:
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2

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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.

Cons

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!

35

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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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)

25

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

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Edward writes:
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3

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

Cons

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

55

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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Cathy writes:
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3

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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.

Cons

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.

20

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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Ben writes:
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5

Pros

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

Cons

none

35

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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jjjf150 writes:
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5

Pros

the power and duriblity

Cons

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

jjjf150
25

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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befitz writes:
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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.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

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Chris writes:
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4

Pros

Its a Ford!

Cons

Gas Prices

325

Its A Good Old Truck — Performance: acceleration sucks, brakes suck,handling sucks but hey its a old truck.. Build quality: never breaks down and just keeps ticking Appearance: love it Cost: cheap truck to fix but gas milage and prices kill you Fun Factor: yes this truck is a load of fun

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

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2014 Ford F-150 Reviews

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2013 Ford F-150 Reviews

Nearly New Raptor By TnRaptor

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Great Truck Overall By TurboTimberwolf

You wouldn't believe the power of the Eco-boost V6, the towing is best in class, and the handling is superb. The interior feels like a luxury car and has plenty of convenient features. The truck has ... Read More

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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

Good Truck If They Can Fix The Throttle Issues. By Mark

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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