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Buy It — the five liter motor makes great power the way it is it handles well for a truck so far the cost to maintane has been low a few odds and ends but not bad for a 27 year old truck

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

Pros: it makes a great low buck work truck

Cons: i did not get it sooner

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Fun Daily Driver — I like how the truck drives, handles, performs, and sounds. Very quick acceleration, quick braking power. Truck just needs more gas mileage and some good paint. Great daily driver, fun to drive and always get complements and a few questions.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Plenty of power. Fun to drive

Cons: Needs an overdrive transmission instead  of 3 speed auto

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Ok — i really like the straight 6 motor its got alot of power and acceleration it sounds really good with a glasspack. it will pull anything u hook it up too i would recommend this truck to anyone. ford the best

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: power,acceleration,the way it looks

Cons: the c4 transmisson

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Good Vehicle - Will Use It A Long Time. — Great old low mileage (73000) work truck. The frailest part is the early FI. I only drive it about 7000/yr. AT A/C. Will drive it a lot of years yet. Suspension, brakes, shocks and steering has been freshened - drives real good for its vintage. Pulls car trailer easiley.

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

Pros: Extremly good utility vehicle.

Cons: None

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I Would Keep It If I Had A Different Car To Drive While Taking My Kids Somewhere — I love this truck. It runs really good. The one thing that I loved the most about it was that it is loud. It makes people look twice at it....It would make a good truck for someone that did not have kids or for someone that wanted to haul stuff.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: How loud it is.

Cons: its very touchy

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It Is Made For Mudding. — It has 10" lift, 1 ton axles, 3/15 gears, 38" tires, 15" rims. This thing has 14" of travel on the front axle. It is a beast, it will not get stuck. it has plenty of power, but since the rear end has the gears it does not have a high top end speed.

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

Pros: It is a beast!

Cons: Gas and overall speed.

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I Like It And I Got Big Plans For It — 1985 Ford F150 with a 302 under the hood. It's a 70's block apparently with a EFI system from the 90's on top. I paid $500 for it. Basically has all new tires around it until I get done burning them off to put my 31's on. It moves out pretty decent, stops better than the last one but it's an automatic and I get so bored driving it sometimes. It needs to be placed back in time and I gotta get rid of the spark knock in it before it gets beefed up at all.

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

Pros: Easy to handle

Cons: Boring to drive right now

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Great On The Road, Great Off The Road, And Wont Let You Down —

I bought my 85' f-150 xl for $200 for my first car, apparently it had been in a flood so it was as rusty as anything ive ever seen. about 15 hrs of work and $300 into the truck and it was on the road. i figured id get a couple thousand miles on the truck before it bit it, but 30,000 miles later and approximately 200k on it it still runs like a champ, starts better than my 2002 cavalier and offroads better than our 2002 chevy 1500. And in my opinion the truck looks better than the new f-150s... the thing is tough and even with its legs blown off keeps on getting you where you need to go. it has quite a bit of body roll but what truck doesnt? accelerates about as fast as the 2002 silverado and the chevy has a bigger engine and is 17 years newer. brakes work great but are a pain because they are all drums (no abs obviously). this thing is built like a rock , after i origionally got it on the road i havent had to replace one thing, which for a truck with this many miles is crazy. overall this is an awesome truck and i fell in love with it due to its "unstoppable" attitude.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: build quality, offroad ride comfort, styling.

Cons: Gas mileage

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I Love It! — This truck runs like a champ. The frame of the truck is great but the body could use some work, which will happen in the future. Door pins need replaced, needs new mounts for the motor and transmission, a new brake booster and/or master cylinder is also in need of replacement. The truck has a custom spraypaint paint job done by me in my driveway and the interior is in pretty good shape for being 25 years old. It's a blast to drive. It isn't very fast, has decent gas mileage but sucky brakes for now. The truck is amazing and I will never get rid of it unless it gets totaled. For being 2 wheel drive, I haven't been stuck yet. It even has the stock tires but it will have 31" tires soon.

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

Pros: It's easy to drive

Cons: It doesn't like to go fast

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Work Truck — well i needed a vechical and picked this one up for $300. so i really cant grip to much bout the price. it sat for a few years before i got it and all i have to put in it was a battery and a fuel filter. and of course a radio and speakers to replace the factory turn knob and single dash speaker.

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

Pros: great work truck die hard motor300-6

Cons: it was old and a little rusty but always ran good. smoked like a diesel. but never burned oil

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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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