1981 Ford F-150 User Reviews

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    1981 Ford F-150 Review
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 — 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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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Ford F-150 Reviews

    Amazing By mbays82

    This is an amazing truck, I honestly am so glad I got a 2015! The new design and features are so great. This is the best purchase I have ever made. The F series has been totally redesigned and I can't... Read More

    2014 Ford F-150 Reviews

    Great Reliable Truck! By minic00

    Reliable truck that meets the needs of any truck buyer. With strong lines, this truck is dependable, has great stability, power, spacious design, with great handling. I have zero negative feelings o... Read More

    Overall The Best Truck I Have Owned And Driven. By SJ6863

    If you are looking for a truck that feels like a truck and not an SUV I would choose the F-150. I have driven the Ram 1500 and Nissan Titan, and both feel like an SUV. What I mean by having an SUV fee... Read More

    2013 Ford F-150 Reviews

    Excellent So Far After 14,000 Miles. By Tomc130

    Excellent riding vehicle-Cadillac smooth and quiet. Excellent leg room for back seats. No transmission hump in back floorboard. Can fold up backseats and comfortably sleep on floor-lots of room. M... Read More

    Great Truck By Keith

    I like the looks, room, power, towing capabilities and it fits in my garage where a F250 will not. Truck gets horrible gas mileage, enough so that I purchased a Subaru to drive on a daily basis, this... Read More

    2012 Ford F-150 Reviews

    Awesome By XEODGuy

    The ecoboost engine is fantastic, lots of low end grunt, very smooth and effortless but, they should have come with a manual mode selection (different mapping) for better fuel economy. The 3.73 rear e... Read More

    Good Allround Pickup By golfnut_bill

    Good looking vechicle with plenty power and torgue. It has the 3.5l eco-boost and outshines my old 5.4L in both power and economy. The only thing I don't like is how low it is in the front end. I plan... Read More

    2011 Ford F-150 Reviews

    Love It By coreyyoung08

    Love how roomy it is and comfortable. Good gas mileage also for a 5.0L getting 16mpg! Also has a feature to run on Compressed Natural Gas. Love the sync feature allowing me to play music through my ph... Read More

    Love The Sound Of The Truck Exhaust Note On Acceleration. By castle55

    2011 FORD F150 5.0L V8 32V F/I SMPI The 5.0 V-8 has a Six-Speed automatic power-train. The 6-speed 6R80 transmission SelectShift Automatic progressive range select and manual electric shift mode i... Read More

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