1986 Ford F-250 User Reviews

1986 Ford F-250 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Caleb writes:
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5

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i love the body stile and sound.

Cons

gas millage

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My Dream Truck — will pull the crap out of a trailer. 4 speed manual trany. 4 inch body lift. gas milage not too bad. bought for 1800. body excellent condition little rust. great headlights. strong grill guard. interior not too bad. strong built. excellent to drive. had only 75000 miles when i bought it. i put 2500 a month on it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fordman14 writes:
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Everything but...

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Gas

Fordman14
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One Of The Greats. — Very good drive. Even at around 270,000 plus miles its holding in there. The 351 engine keeps a lot of powere under the hood and the horse power is good too. The funds needed to run this beast? Gas and oil. Thats about it but it will run you a pretty penny.

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

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John writes:
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Just old

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1986 Ford F-250 — Holy crap best vehicle I have owned. The 460 was a monster I wish I still had this truck. The gas mileage was terrible, but oh well the truck was a blast to drive. It had a lot of power in the bottom end all the way through the rpm range.

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Alex writes:
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Solid, reliable, good looking

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Gas milage, and the steering was loose

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Bad Machine Right Here — This truck was just a good solid reliable truck. Drove it all through high school. Could haul anything with it.

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Jeff writes:
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4

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I love the sound of a diesel.

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Batteries are not cheap and it needs 2 of them.

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It Has 397,000km And Still Going Strong. — It is a 4 speed manual so it is not very quick and it weighs 8800 pounds so it takes a bit to slow it down. For the weight it handles decent. It needs batteries, tailpipe and a rear u-joint. It does not squeak or rattle. The body is a bit rusty but the interior is in pretty good shape. It is a diesel and it is pretty good on fuel for a almost 9000LB truck.

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

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Jason writes:
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To show off the customization.

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It rides rough as hell.

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If You Want One, Let Me Know Ill Build It To Your Liking. — This truck started as a 3/4 ton long box 4x4 that had been slid into a power pole. i paid $200 for the thing. then i tore it down and put the cab and axles on an '82 Bronco frame and with my dads help built a flatbed for it. if you cant tell there is only about 11 inches of clearace between the rear tires and the back of the cab. this thing is super short. Recently i have upgraded the rear springs which added about 4 inches of lift on the rear end. this truck is still classified as an F-250. It only weighs about 2 1/2 ton with the sides and tailgate on the bed. Altogether i've only invested about $900 in it which includes the Bronco that i baught for the frame. my future plans are to level up the front clip and add some larger tires. and if i go crazy i'll through in a 5.9l cummins with an allison trany behind it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kalae writes:
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Safe for family transportation

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the cost of fuel

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Will Out Torque Any Other Ford Big Block F-series Truck — Good for hauling heavy loads. It has a 6.9 diesel engine. 4x4 other wise well know as a better truck at this point. Needs aloot of t.l.e. Looking for a face lift in the near future.but a very good running truck in my book.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1986 Ford F-250 6.9l Diesel 4 X 4 — I got my truck 7 years ago...it was my dad's when he passed away I took it...my mom was going to trade it in on a Mazda Miata! I've had some problems with the glow plug system but I wouldn't trade it for anything!

Owner for 7 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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77_thunderbird writes:
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Solid engine, you can "feel" the truck when u drive, very nice overall, ladies love pickup men

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not the most comfortable rig

77_thunderbird
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Solid Runner — Great truck. I moved 4 tons of cinderblock with this monster. i've got the 6.9 International and its great. i've been hit in that custom 250 lbs rear bumper more times then i can count. Just keeps ticken

Owner for 15 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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Robbie writes:
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rolls down the road like a thunder storm

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i cant pass up a gas station

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Bad Ass Old Truck — well what more to say, its an aweosme ford like most fords, looks great, like most bigger engines it sucks down fuel like its going out of style and it is funner than hell to drive, every where you go, the rumble makes heads turn

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

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Reviews From Other Years

1999 Ford F-250 Reviews

Built Ford Tough By Justin

Performance aspect of this truck is great all around, the 5.4 L V8 has enought horse power and torque to pull just about anything, acceleration is quick and smooth, handles surprisingly well for a lar... Read More

Truck By Matthew

Nice truck, 21 MPG and 280 HP engine. Love the look and the fact it has backseats although a little small. Short bed is short but plenty of room for me. Good towing power and a blast to drive. Rice ... Read More

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1998 Ford F-250 Reviews

Great Truck To Own By Garrett

5.4 V8 So its got power to go, Towing capable to take a camper and bikes anywhere. Positracktion is a plus both tires spin instead of just one. Not the greatest on gas but not the worst on gas. Add... Read More

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1997 Ford F-250 Reviews

Nice Ride By scranch

its got a great diesel eng and 4x4 works awesome, auto tranny is great all around perfect truck. I have towed lots of thing with my f-250 ford and never had any troubles out of it, the 7.3 powerstroke... Read More

Fanrastic Pulling Vehicle By seandrisc

overall the vehicle is I good vehicle it pulls and hauls everything I want it to do it is a great utility vehicle it takes me off road and it gets me through heavy snow with ease overall I love owning... Read More

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1996 Ford F-250 Reviews

Great For Its Purpose. Built To Haul Loads/pull Trailers,or Equipment. By Fall_city4john

More work than I wanted. I Like the longevity of a Diesel engine but not real happy with all the extra money spent on fuel and repairs as I'm not really a mechanic type and unfamiliar with Diesel eng... Read More

Great Truck By dstemmons

I only paid $700 for this truck. With $250 in repairs, it has run like a champ. It's perfect for towing my 32' camp trailer. Back seats are small and typical for an extended cab truck. Ride is rough s... Read More

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1995 Ford F-250 Reviews

Awesome 7.3l Powerstroke By nra1ifer

Overall, I really like this truck. I LOVE the smell of diesel! Works great for what I bought it for (to pull a travel trailer), and I do the maintenence myself, which helps on the cost. Could have use... Read More

Good Work Truck By Kevinsawesome

Well, its been good so far, had a few issues with it but the cost to repair was pretty affordable so far. once i resolve all the issues with it i am sure it will be a great truck again! Read More

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