1996 Ford F-150 User Reviews

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Enric writes:
1996 Ford F-150 XL SB Review
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Power and Security on the Road

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Gas Mileage

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'96 Forn F-150 — For truck that weighs over 4,000 pounds, the acceleration is phenomenal. I have clocked myself at about 7.0 seconds from 0- 60. The other surprising thing considering its weight is how well it brakes. It has saved me from a handful of accidents because of its stopping power. Towing and load carrying abilities are excellent for its class. I have loaded that thing up, plus towed a trailer and it still accelerates on climbs. The biggest downside to this vehicle is the gas mileage with a max of 14 stock. With a new muffler to replace the old one, I have seen mileage increase a mile and a half to 2 miles per gallon. With my odometer reading at under 60,000, I'm convinced that I will be able to keep the truck that I got from my Granddad for a long time.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Will writes:
1996 Ford F-150 Review
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5

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Great handling and speed

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Tires could be a bit bigger.

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Great Work Truck — I believe that the Ford F-series trucks are best in thier class. They have good brakes, they accelerate with desent speed, and the handling is awesome. The only repair my truck has ever needed was the oil change and that isn't even technically a repair. This I would have to say is the best truck I have ever owned.

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mechnfablover writes:
1996 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD LB Review
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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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Steve writes:
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer LB Review
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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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Donovan writes:
1996 Ford F-150 XL 4WD SB Review
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4

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Power, performance, 4WD, Durable

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Gas Mileage, Play in the steering.

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1996 Ford F-150 — These are nice trucks don't get me wrong, but they are gas hogs. My dad's old one used to average about 16mpg. They have plenty of power, and can really take a beating. For a truck, these look good. When I think truck, I think F-150. These are fun to drive off road. You can take the 4WD versions almost anywhere you can think of. However, unless I was hauling things, I wouldn't take it on a long drive unless I had to. However, these trucks will definitely do some work. Other than gas mileage, the only other negative about this, is the steering. It's decent, but has some play to it.

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Roxie writes:
1996 Ford F-150 XLT SB Review
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Good. Reliable. Utilitarian.

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not thinking of any reasons to avoid.... weird, huh?

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Serves Its Purpose With As Much Poise And Grace That A Truck That's 14 Years Old Can. — Overall good performer. Not the most powerful vehicle on the road but it can haul some pretty heavy loads. Brakes well and handles ok on windy days especially well since it's a very light truck. Overall a very good reliable truck. Another very utilitarian vehicle. Gets around 20mpg. Not a bad design. I like the interior it's very simple, it even has two cup holders... It's definitely a mini-truck for a manly-man that's driven by a girl. It is fun to drive? Well sure. Must also add that its survived many flooded roads over this year.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kodey writes:
1996 Ford F-150 XLT LB Review
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5

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its a ford

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its 2wd

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Awesome — its only 2wd. Decent accelleration for a 5 speed truck with a 6 cylinder, kinda like driving a semi though. Every vehicle needs repair at some point. good looking truck when its clean. 16 mpg in the city. fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Daniel writes:
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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Timmy writes:
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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Matthew writes:
1996 Ford F-150 XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Nice ride, much power, very spacious.

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RUST!

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1996 Ford F-150 Xlt 4x4 — Here is my old 1996 Ford F-150 XLT. Truck has a 302 5.0L V8. Had enough power for whatever I needed it to do. Not a race truck, but was a super nice truck for the price. Interior was red cloth seats and red dash, door panels, ect. 4WD worked amazing in this truck , I had mud OVER the hood and it was still going strong. Never got stuck once with this truck. Haven't has as much fun with a vehicle since I had this truck.

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