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1978 Ford F-150Review
390fastback writes:
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Loved It So Much.... — ...I bought it back. Bought it originally about 6 years ago,sold it a year and a half later, bought it back 4.5 years again. 78, 400, 4spd, 4x4, red custom cab. This time I'm going to finish the restoration.

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:1

Pros: Always starts, for a 400 milage isn't that bad, looks tough ans is tough

Cons: rust

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1978 Ford F-150Review
Robert writes:
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The Rumblefish, Go Anywhere, Do Anything, No Worries About The Paint Truck — I've had the truck for about 13 years now, and plan to keep it forever....Lord, Mr. Ford, you know how to build em.

Pros: Gobs of power, tough and capable on any terrain

Cons: price of gas

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1978 Ford F-150Review
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It Is A Tough, Reliable, Hard Working Truck — I really like this truck. It is set up nice for the woods, but rides down the road nice.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:6,000

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1978 Ford F-150Review
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All Around Excellent Truck — I own two 1978 F-150's,one I drive every day,and a slow process of customizing.I bought the truck as the second owner.My F-150 has 130,000 original miles.The engine has had an rv cam and medium rise intake and holley 600cfm carb.Also added to the interior a pair of early 70's lincoln mercury high back split bench seats.This to me is the best truck that came off of the ford assembly line.The sleek but mean look of the body, to the roominess of the interior,and the never ending torque of the power plant and drive train.This truck is the workhorse and fun truck of american and foriegn made trucks.The space available in the bed,you could almost haul a house.The suspension,as always is ford tough,out of all the f and e series fords I've owned,not one of them ever needed alignment.1978 F-150 is BOSS!

Owner for 1 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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1978 Ford F-150Review
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Classic Truck — Great Fun old truck to drive! Always get waves from classic to muscle car enthusiasts! This perticular truck just had a408W stroker put in with over 425 hp! Took me 7 years to get me to get it where it is! much more to go! Interior is next! :) Fun project truck and fun to drive!

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

Pros: Power, Handling, Drivability, Reliable, Great looks! (Lots of thumbs up)

Cons: nothing!

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1978 Ford F-150Review
cparker881 writes:
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Finally Finished — I dated my high school sweet heart in this truck in the mid 80's. I married my high school sweet heart 2 years ago today. Tonight I'm taking her out in this truck for the first time in 26 years. The truck sat at my dads for 25 years. everything had to be redone. rust holes you could stick your head through to a 351 m with a terrible attitude. it is finished now with the exception of a windshield that is back ordered and a couple of minor details. I usually build chevy's and don't normally build one that is so far gone but, considering the history it was well worth it. I've built tons of cars and trucks over the years and I've sold every one. This one will stay with me!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Truck has great lines.

Cons: Its impossible to get any help from ford on parts codes and especially these stripes.

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1978 Ford F-150Review
brlange writes:
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Im Quite Biased Because Out Of Any Truck This Is By Far The Coolest Body Style Ever Made. — Truck handles like an army tank but thats to be expected for something of its age. The brakes are ok...As far as safety goes you feel $*@&$^! invincible behind the wheel of this lead sled. With 33's and a 4'' lift of course its a fun vehicle to drive .

Pros: Great old truck. Starts everytime, cheap replacement parts, easy to work on, best looking body style of any truck made in my opinion.

Cons: The 400m has very few performance upgrades if your not looking to spend a lot of money. And as per usual the late 70's ford truck rust is inevitable if you dont keep them in pristine condition.

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1978 Ford F-150Review
Zachary writes:
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Good Old Truck — Old beater truck, lots of power, fast, and handles good for a 4x4. Still in one piece after all the years of abuse. body style looks good but mine looks ugly lol. it gets about 12 mpg and is a pretty awesome truck. My Girlfriend hates it with a passion but I still love it. Its loud obnoxious and fun. it has a 351 Modified engine with a 4 speed granny low transmission, so it will go anywhere, fast.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Good work truck, lots of power.

Cons: hard to keep tires on it :)

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1978 Ford F-150 Review
Myles says:
Awesome go anywhere do anything rig.
vs1981 Dodge RAM 150 4WD
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vs1981 Dodge RAM 150 4WD
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Handling Ranked 1981 Dodge RAM 150 4WD better.
"The Ford handles like a dinosaur."
Looks/Style Ranked 1981 Dodge RAM 150 4WD better.
"Because I prefer Dodge over Ford."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In worse.
"The largest load I had in the F-150 was roughly a full chord. (5,000lbs). The Prius could barely haul the toilet I bought."
Family Car Ranked 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In worse.
"The Toyota Prius could not make it to my house, got stuck on the way. F-150 cared not about the road conditions but just went, no questions asked."
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1978 Ford F-150 Review
Concord_1356 says:
My 78 F-150 has a 400 c.i. and only gets 7mpg. This is by far the funnest truck i have driven though.
vs1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab LB HD
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Looks/Style Ranked 1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab LB HD worse.
"It has a more classic look. Looks more unique."
Would Buy Ranked 1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab LB HD worse.
"The 78 f150 is an extremely fun vehicle and is pretty quick with the right things done to it. "
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2018 Ford F-150 Reviews

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2017 Ford F-150 Reviews

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