1996 Ford F-150 User Reviews

1996 Ford F-150 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 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: 4.5 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

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PROS
"power" 18 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"reliable car" 10 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"ignition" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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1996 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD LB Review
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mechnfablover
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All Around Awesome — i love this truck. its tough, fun to drive, and dependable. i have only had one minor problem out of it, which i had fixed for less than $12 and it only took 5 minutes to repair. great truck, and looking to sink some more money into it soon. bigger tires and a small lift. nothing to fancy or big but just enough to catch every ones eye.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Great styling, comfortable ride, reliable, low maintainence cost

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Low gas milage

xjsjag
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Keeps On Truckin — This is a great truck if you keep it maintained. My truck spent its first 13 years in the sierra mountain taking on the winter snow and ice. The past 5 years have been down by the beach enduring the salt air. No major problems with the truck just regular maintainence. People still ask me what year it is since it is in such good shape. I wouldn't buy any other brand after having this truck. The gas mileage is low, but that was the range back in the 90's. It has hauled wood, trailers, boats and more without any problems and it hugs the snow bound roads in 4-wheel drive. It's a keeper.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Ford F-150 XLT Extended Cab LB Review
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Pure Power
Great Cargo Capacity
Smooth Ride

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Gas Mileage

SouthernFords4life
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An Awesome Timeless Truck, Another Champ By Ford — I absolutely love my truck, it currently has 200,000 miles and still runs amazing, only issue is the gas mileage, which is expected for a truck an esp. with the straight 6 engine in it. That being said i can tow anything and never think twice about it. It's simply an awesome machine and definitely built Ford tough!

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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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never had any problems. i have 155,000 miles

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wish it had leather

lesterlester
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Best Truck — best truck i have owned never has given me any problems. just normal tires and brk pads. i have owned many cars and trucks over the years. but none as good as this one. i will keep this truck just to see how long i can go with out any problems. heck the factory battery lasted 10 years.

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1996 Ford F-150 XL LB Review
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Will run forever.

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If You Need A Truck To Last Forever Get This One — This truck fits my needs perfectly. Its easy to work on, and with 600lbs. Of sand she goes great in the snow. Its a stick so there is no costly tranny work in the future. I just wish it had a better radio.

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

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This 96 was the last of the "flying brick" body style and I kinda like the retro truck look. My truck has the 4.9 ltr straight 6 with 5 speed manual. Taking a load of camping gear or a load of oak firewood it  will out climb my son -in laws newer V 8 F150. If you want torque for loads and mountain work the old in-line 6 is hard to beat. The Eddie Bauer edition has some dress up that makes it look a little nicer too. I actually get compliments on the appearance. It only has 82 k so it has hardly been broken in for a pick up. Normal repairs, new clutch, rear end work, shock upgrades, brakes, tune ups and oil changes.

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Seating not as comfortable as modern trucks. This is a standard cab and I can't wear my cowboy hat inside. A cab should at least be big enough to wear your hat. Ford makes a center console that is a terrible design and however put in the automatic door lock, buzzer ignition lock out should have 100,000 years in purgatory with with their truck keys locked in the vehicle and the engine running. It's a truck, you are in and out of it all the time shouldn't have to worry about it automatically locking on you.

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Mid Nineties F150 With A Straight Six Is A Great Everyday Truck. — A truck is a truck and you get it for hauling stuff, towing things and taking it to the mountains fishing and hunting. You just have to make sure that the truck you have does what you need. This truck does what I need when I need it without fuss. I love my truck. Just because it has a 6 don't expect anything other than truck gas mileage.

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

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1996 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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i like the durability of this truck

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only thing bad is the gas mileage

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Best And Safest Truck Out Thear — this truck has killed 3 deer and 3 cars. it runs like a dream and ive always been able to walke away from iny accident with out a scratch. its hard on gas but worth it when you know you and your family is safe and for a f-150 it will pull iny thing i hook to.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reliable

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Not that good of Gas Mileage

BabyHuey24
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Reliable Truck — This truck gets you where you need to go. Does not have four-wheel drive. 5 speed. It is rusted in a few spots. Ignition is messed up so it can start without a key. Doesn't get great gas mileage, and is drove everyday.

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

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1996 Ford F-150 XL LB Review
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Reliable and inexpensive

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Solid Work Horse — A good vehicle for moving a good amount of material from place to place. Plenty of power to tow a good sized trailer. Inexpensive and reliable, but when it does break down easy to work on. A solid work horse.

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

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1996 Ford F-150 XL SB Review
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goes nice

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the 5speed

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Reliable — its a good truck and every thing the power is good but could be better i would own a nothing one but not with the 5 speed and would be better with the v8 and extended cab and it needs a lift

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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