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
"window" 2 reviews

User Reviews

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

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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

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I love my truck, very comfortable ride and nice looking! Gas mileage a little disappointing but I still love it! I can't wait to get my boat to pull behind it! Plan on keeping it a long long while! No... Read More

Good By acebyrd

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2012 Ford F-150 Reviews

Love It! By Jeffo83221

I really loved the power, fuel mileage, towing capabilities, and the comfort and spacious room of this truck! Absolutely a great truck overall and would recommend it to anyone looking for a 1/2 ton go... Read More

Would Buy This Model Again By c5coupe

Love the automatic running boards Great ride. Wonderful space in the back seat. (almost like a limo) Low gas mileage. ecco boost V6 has averaged just under 14 mpg. But some of the poor gas ... Read More

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2011 Ford F-150 Reviews

Great Truck For Truck Lovers By Npbball

Roomy vehicle and great for long trips . Looks great and handles well. Sync makes listening to iTunes music a breeze so you don't have to get tired of talkative djs. Love my new toyo open country... Read More

Awesome Vehicle By debwhite57

I love my ford f-150 lariate, beautiful, extra comfortable, roomy. Ford makes the best looking truck anywhere. I would recommend this vehicle to everyone, especially if you have a large family or memb... Read More

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2010 Ford F-150 Reviews

All Around The Best Car I Have Owned. By gregrex

The best car I have ever had. More room then you know what to do with. I can carry 6 people with extra room and a truck bed full of crap while pulling a trailer full of crap in air conditioned luxury ... Read More

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You will always loose fuel economy when you can comfortably get your family up for the day skiing with all your gear or do a little landscaping on Sunday around the house. However, to be stuck in lit... Read More

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