1989 Ford F-150 User Reviews

1989 Ford F-150 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 34 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"paint job" 3 reviews
"shape" 2 reviews
"driver" 2 reviews
"body" 2 reviews

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Robi writes:
1989 Ford F-150 Review
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Fast, bright , looks good

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Uncomfortable seats,clutch shot.

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Looks Good Bin Dependable And Versitile — Its old and goes ,hauls ass and moves fast. Eats gas but made to last. Looks good too. Not too rusty but smells kind of musty. Shes red and filled with lead but I'd rather driver when she fed. Shes got air helper bags out back cuz when shes loaded the springs are slack. Five speeds ahead and one back keeps her on track, rather have a Ford than a Mack..........Seeya.........

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Kyle writes:
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everything i listed and it was a very quick truck

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reg-cab

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Ford F-150 — I had a 1989 Ford F-150 reg-cab, 2wd,longbox,5-speed. the truck had a 302 efi. this truck was amazing. i loved it, it had power when you needed it, it stopped when you wanted to stop, and the steering was so light. this was a truck that never let me down. it started everytime. it had a little bit of FORD rust. and every ford owner knows what im talking about. and for the truck being a V-8 it was pretty darn good on fuel, and the maintenance was cheap and rare. My ford was a blast to have it was a sweet ride. I wanna rebuild it someday

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davycrockett writes:
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old and crap

davycrockett
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Crap — 1.Slow and terrible in every way 2. Gas tanks leaked really bad, sounded terrible 3.looked like hell, rusty and oddly balanced 4.Really Bad gas mileage, costed barely anything 5.definately not fun to drive anywhere, It was 2wd so not good in bad weather

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Brendon writes:
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4

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runs awsome and its a 4X4

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box has rust

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Good Reliable Truck — my 1989 ford truck is mechanically awsome everything works good in it the interiors in awsome shape the only bad thing is it has some rust on the box but i plan on fixin the box and givin the truck a lift kit and new tires and rims

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HankRankin writes:
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5

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This truck is fun to drive and easy to park. It handles great on and off road even though it's a 2wd. It's pulled everything I've asked it to and has no problem carring a full load in it's short/wide bed. With normal, scheduled maintance this truck is very inexpensive to operate and with it's duel fuel tanks it seems to run forever!  The EFI 302 is a perfect match for this truck with enough power to get the job done and easily handles the interstate as well as the rough country mountain roads. It's a keeper!!!

Cons

About the only con I can think of is that it's a 1989 model and things ware with age. Fortunately most everything is easy to replace!

HankRankin
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It's A Keeper! — I enjoy driving this truck and am finding myself using it more and more every week. Easy to handle, good on gas, plenty of power, 4 speed w/overdrive tranny, and extremely dependable. About the only thing I regret is I should have gotten a solid paint model. I have a 2 tone paint job, Burgandy with a White stripe down the side.

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

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Ray writes:
1989 Ford F-150 S Standard Cab 4WD LB Review
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Pros

Perfect Size..... for me anyways

Cons

Dont matter

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1989 Ford F-150 Xlt Lariat — This is the best truck there could possibly be. I love and I'm glad it is mine. It is a Ford F-150 XLT Lariat. I have some troubles with it, but it's a perfect truck for me. Love this truck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mudbogger writes:
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5

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Strong motor, strong transmission, strong independent front end

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paint is starting to show wear

mudbogger
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Best 15,900.00 I Ever Spent — Best 15,900.00 I ever spent Rating ***** by Michael Tirpak This F-150 has 252,000 miles on it, still has the original 5.0 liter motor. I did have to replace the transfer case at about 230,000 miles and told the guy to rebuild the transmission while he was in there even though it was not giving me a problem. I pull a 18 foot boat and use it when I am hunting and have not been stuck even though I travel down roads on a military base that are traveled by M1 tanks so they get really messy when it rains. I have 315,000 miles on it now I did have to replace the rear pinion seal and bearings so of course I rebuilt the rear end and installed a Richmond Gear Powertrax No Slip Locker, it was real easy to install only took me about 40 minuets and it works great. I would recommend this locker to anyone, it takes a little getting use to when driving on the street but is worth the traction you gain off road especially if you only have a two wheel drive truck.

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

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Matthew writes:
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5

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torquey, fun to drive lots of aftermarket parts for it

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fuel milage not the best

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Review — great truck. has the 300 L6 EFI and pulls/hauls just as well if not better then a 302 V8. not the best fuel milage but it is a truck with a big six cylinder. solid truck that you can do anything with. looks good from the factory and easy to fix/change the oil. lots of aftermarket for it also.

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CLIFE writes:
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Reliability! Low miles for an '89, Strong tight motor and shifting, not bad on gas as one might think, all original interior in excellent shape for an 89, power locks and windows work great, cruise control, good glass, semi-loud turn downs, the boys love it! Cold a/c, hot heater, shifts strong.

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Paint is aging, no side trim, seat fabric a bit worn on drivers side, small rust spot on the bed.

CLIFE
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1989 F-150 Ford Lariat Built To Last! — I like the classic look of this beefy 5.0 F-150 Lariat. Few left in such original condition still on the road. It's the perfect low budget, high return vehicle for a nice simple paint job restoration. Pure Texas truck of the eighties with the style of impressing Sissy at Gilley's on Saturday night!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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cj1991 writes:
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Reliable

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Road hard and put away wet. Has hole in floor.

cj1991
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Used And Abused — Has over 280,000 miles and still runs strong, with the slant six. She has a hole in the floor that needs fixed. And the bed should be replaced. She is an 89 and she was used and abused, but still runs like a champ

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