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1981 Ford F-150Review
Acadia_7434 writes:
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It Fun, I Enjoyed It — This was my first truck, I bought it off a lawn maintence company and it had a box cap on it, once i took it the cap off I saw how bad the box was, it was wrote off. Engine worked great tho

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

Pros: I a nice set of wheels that looked great on it

Cons: It was just use too hard before i got it

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1981 Ford F-150Review
Doug writes:
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Truck Truck Truck — Built Ford tough and a super reliable engine, and it doesn't even have a timing chain! All gears. Also fantastic low end torque with their rear paired with the 4.9 straight 6. This truck has been pushed to max capability over and over again since it left the lot in 1980 and it's still running strong. Fun and easy to work on, too. No speed demon, that's FOR SURE, but that's not what I have it for.

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

Pros: Reliability!  Cheap to maintain.

Cons: Transmission is horrid, 80's 3spd plus overdrive.  Plus mine has no stereo.

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1981 Ford F-150Review
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Ol' Blue. The F-150 That Was My Companion Thru Thick And Thin... — A good truck if there ever was one. Once the tie rods finally started wearing it was the end of the line. Hauled everything and more. Couldn't kill that 300 straight six. Once sucked a whole carburetor needle down, kept own running (albeit with extra throttle). Best vehicle I ever drove.

Pros: I'm going to miss Ol' Blue as long as I am able to drive.

Cons: Nada.

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1981 Ford F-150Review
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A Great 'ol Antique. Proud To Have It In My Driveway. — overall a great truck that looks beautiful and runs like a dream (that is after you let it warm up, like all other vehicles from the 80's). it has the turning radias of a small yacht, the acceleration of a snail, and gas milage of a tank. still you cant help but Love the heck out of these trucks.

Pros: you wont be tailgated if your exauste filter is taken out. the straight 6 was one of the most reliable engines ford ever made.

Cons: the fuel economy can take a bight out of your budget. it may have a 6 cylinder engine, but it can guzzle gas right up alongside the 8 cylinders.

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1981 Ford F-150Review
Jeremy writes:
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I Would Recommend This Truck. — Has been a decent truck for me. Needed some work when I purchased it. Now have it running great and use it almost every day. Has a stock 5.0 engine in it. Have replaced the carb, ignition module, fuel pump and battery. Other than that it is all original.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The cost was great.  Only paid 600 bucks for it.

Cons: Don't really dislike anything about the truck.

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1981 Ford F-150Review
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You See This Truck Is Street/dragster Legal And Very Fun To Drive — The performance is outstanding it has a 460 c.i.d with a overhauled transmission the acceleration, braking, and handling goes will smooth. Yes it has needed repairs from the suspension to the power-steering box but other than that, thats all it needed. The truck is very fun to drive i usually get into trouble with it.

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

Pros: That it is very clean and never dirty.

Cons: It only needed little repairs.

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1981 Ford F-150Review
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Well Dependable Truck, Good For The Long Haul. — 351M, C6 trans, stock 9" Ford rearend, body is in good condition considering the year. Although its a truck, you would be surprised by the execellent handling. The interior is in awesome shape, maybe one or two rips in the seat. The dash cover and both door panels have been painted semi-gloss black. Overall its a very nice and well taken care of truck.

Pros: Big block power, great towing capacity

Cons: Gas mileage, seats three

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1981 Ford F-150Review
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Good Toy — Only had 60,000kms and had 3 engines. 4 speed with bull low made it a tank. Top gear at 60kph

Pros: Tough and could take a beating

Cons: Unbelievably hard on gas

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1981 Ford F-150Review
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Black Night — cant put headers on it not avaible gas guage is inacceriate needs a paint job...love the looks of it dont take it off roading yet 4 wheel drive works good never left me stranted . needs a little more power on the highway

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: gets complements when ever i take her out

Cons: cold natured

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1981 Ford F-150Review
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1981 Ford — great oval all truck only got 119000 original kms. power wise its great its always got power to spare if i need. great ride just got new shocks and exhaust so its pretty quiet until you unleash the V8 power. its fits 6 so the family can fit and the dog. trailer ready no rust ( pics about 2 month old. the body work has just been redone completely) already pulled a cav outa the ditch. and it was pretty stuck. an ck 10 tryd and couldn't do it so the ford steptd in and got the job done with little to no difficulty. its a great drive loads of fun. parking tho its a little hard with a wheel base of 155 inches so its always fun trying to park lol

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

Pros: hahaha not to many ppl get in my way when driving this beast

Cons: V8 = no gas money

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