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 LB Review
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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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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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1996 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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everything/durability

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nothing

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350,000 — i love it, stickshift couldnt make it any better. Excelent acceleration. Its got the 5.0 liter. Bed to put stuff in. 4x4. seems to b holding up very well for having 350,000 miles on it. Lil rot above wheel wells on bed.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Ford F-150 XLT LB Review
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5.0 V8 puts out 200 HP alot for what i'm doing

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2wd gets around good but not in snow and ice

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Great Truck For The $ Wouldn't Sell It For The World — this truck does everything i ask of it, i wish was 4x4 but it gets around alright with out and has alot more power than my dodge dakota without sacrificing fuel economy, the truck is extemely fun to drive and will out-perform the V6 dakota anyday

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1996 Ford F-150 XLT LB Review
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nice truck 4.9l will last forever

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gas mileage

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I Like It Alot — 4.9l 300 straight 6 5 speed 8.8 rearend 3.55 gears runs good ive heard that the 300 straight six motors will last up to 450000 miles. not very quick but very torquey great pullin truck. havent quite figured out the gas mileage yet but close to 15 mpg appearance i have a tonneau cover roll pan cowl hood billet grill

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer LB Review
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Can haul stuff around

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costs a little much on gas

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Good If You Dont Floor It All The Time — Gets up and goes and drifts pretty good for a truck. Its really fun to drive. Does need alot of gas and with 200,000 miles it hasnt needed much other then oil changes and it looks good interior and exterior

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

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1996 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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definately the 4wheel drive.

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nothing at all. it's an awesome truck.

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My Kick-ass Ford 4x4 — absolutely awesome truck. 4x4 makes it nice cuz it'll go anywhere and pull anything. i will never get rid of this truck. i have pulled more than 3times this trucks weight with it, and had absolutely no trouble with it at all.

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

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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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2013 Ford F-150 Reviews

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2012 Ford F-150 Reviews

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2011 Ford F-150 Reviews

Love It By coreyyoung08

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