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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Jared writes:
1996 Ford F-150 XL 4WD LB Review
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there where none.....other than I don't own it anymore.

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read my review

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Worst Thing I've Ever Driven — Under powered, horrible gas mileage even for the inline 6. Uncomfortable bench seat. Nothing ever worked. Expensive to fix. I can't understand why there are so many of these on the road! Model-T era technology. Henry Ford must be rolling over in his grave! Will never buy a Ford again!

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xjsjag writes:
1996 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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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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SouthernFords4life writes:
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!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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lesterlester writes:
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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Jesse writes:
1996 Ford F-150 XL LB Review
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Will run forever.

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Gas.

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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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Bigturk writes:
1996 Ford F-150 XL 4WD LB Review
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I love the styling of the 90-96 F150

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Like the SWB better but found this excellent low mileage LWB

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Good Looking F150 — This is the last year Ford built the 4.9 inline 6. It has excellent low end torque and decent fuel mileage. I love the square styling of the older F150 and these trucks are very reliable. The front springs have sagged during it's 16 years so I will replace them with new coils and 2 inch spacers to make the truck sit level. I plan to install some aftermarket wheels with 265/70/17 tires. This is a low mileage truck with only 37,000 kms. A keeper.

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

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BabyHuey24 writes:
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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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Brad writes:
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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Jeffrey writes:
1996 Ford F-150 XL SB Review
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It still looks good, still runs good & it's been paid off for years!

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Gas hog

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Like An Old Friend. Always There For You — I love my 14 year old trusty truck! Had him since he was brand new! The straight six engine will keep running forever with regular oil changes. Hand detailing twice a year keeps it looking nice, although it is starting to some rust. Air still works, orig. clutch. knock on wood, I need to keep it for a few more years! I'll cry when I have to let it go!

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

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Andrew writes:
1996 Ford F-150 XLT LB Review
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It's a Ford

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Avoid if your a chevy lover because it'll convert you

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Get One :) Just Not The Same Color As Mine Cuz Its Unique Haha — It has a 5L 302 comfy seats nice 2 tone paint 15-17 mpg it likes going through U joints. 2 tanks 20 gallon front tank 18 rear. People underestimate a long bed truck :) only lost got smoked twice once was a 427 go figure haha and the other was a dadgum ricer honda

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