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    1986 Ford F-150 Review
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    Good Old Truck — was a blue and silver xlt lariat standard cab with a big brush guard and winch on it...had the 351 high output...would go like stink...installed an auburn posi in the rear axle which turned out to be a p.o.s. did little to put the power where needed. eventually totaled it 8 day before wedding to first wife,,,should`ve taken to be an omen...

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

    Pros: lots of power , velour interior power every thing

    Cons: open differentials

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    Fun Truck — Even though 23ish years have robbed it of some horsepower, this is the best truck I've ever driven. I've got an f-250 turbo-diesel but the handling is terrible, turning radius is bad beyond description. Driven some later model Chevys and Fords, but nothing can hold a candle to this truck. The interior looks a bit rough- the red dash is no longer exactly vibrant- and the carpet definitely had to be redone, but it's a work truck and looks pretty fine doing that work. Has hauled lots of trees, dirt, feed and hay and is always game, even if the load is a bit over it's half-ton capacity. We rebuilt the transmision (manual) a year ago and it drives real nice. Had to replace the interior fuel pump (figured that out after the tenth time the engine shut off while going round a corner). Only faults I've found it the AC block is massive so it sucks horsepower and MPGs like a tornado in a trailer park, and it doesn't drive ice well, even with tactful handling. Awesome truck to drive...handles country roads and city roads and a little off roading in between... and you should see all the boys' faces when they see the girl driving it :)

    Pros: Fun, reliable, tough

    Cons: Oxidized paint on roof, iffy passenger side manuaal window

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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    Its A Great Truck — The truck is great, Ive had to do a lot of work to it but it bein 22 years old and with over 250000 miles on it, i cant complain. the straight six 4.9 liter engine fits the truck perfectly but someday i may swap it out for a 302 or a 289. Excellent body condition, barely any rust or rot

    Pros: 4 wheel drive, plenty of power, manual transmission

    Cons: not many, some body rot, carburetor needed rebuild

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    Ford F-150 — i love everything about my truck, looks bad ass and love the power, its ok acceleration for a 1986 ford f-150, the brakes right really good, but doesnt handy that well, the interoir ist to bad, and the outside looks great, just not the front right a paint chip, i get like 10 miles to the gallon, and its a really fun truck to drive

    Pros: alot

    Cons: not much

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    1986 Ford F-150 Review
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    My 1986 Ford F-150. — It's a 1986 ford, with a 5.0 (*302) Engine package. Everything on the vehicle is stock. It's got 125k miles on it and it's got a flawless exterior/interior. Eventually I plan to upgrade the exterior/interior somehow but I have not picked a specific style yet. I have changed the wheels, to a 50's style, baby moon chrome rims with thicker tires in the back and smaller ones in the front, both for 15" rims. I will post pictures later if there seems to be some interest in it.

    Pros: Still going strong even after all the years.

    Cons: Manual windows, whiper-blade speed stuck on high/really high. Low amount of weight on rear tires.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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    1986 Ford F-150 Review
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    '86 Ford Tank. — King cab, long bed, Larreat. Hear it is, the gut-less glory! leaked oil like every old Ford should. It had cruse controll (that worked!), auto trans., CB, casset player w/ radio, altimiter, square gauges counting in 5's, and best of all- 4x4! It had a 302cid, same as laslow's (RIP), except w/ a ton more steel on it. If the planits lined up and granma was't bark'n, it got 14mpg. It has gone where a person sould't go, hydroplaned, rallied, bajahed, flew, swam (not vary far), & dug plenty of dirt. It was the perfict teenagers truck.

    Pros: Every body loves the beater!

    Cons: Fix Or Repair Daily. Just keep plenty of bail'n wire.

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    Drove It For The First 3 Months Of College When I Didn't Have A Vehicle. — This truck has been thru hell. Having went thru 3 grilles, 1 radiator, 1 manual transmission, and it's on its 4th clutch, but it was at one time a farm truck until my brother bought it off my dad in November, 2004. Overall from what it's been thru, it's benn a pretty durable and tough truck like a ford should be

    Pros: Has hauled many Demo Derby cars, plus it was my dad's farm truck

    Cons: Has went thru soon to be 5 clutches, and seems to be attracted to deer. Also, it don't get the greatest gas mileage.

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    Name:betsy Lamount — She is like an ugly girlfriend that does a lot of nice things for you. No one can understand why you love her you just do.

    Pros: Extremly useful. The long bed will let a full sheet of plywood lay flat with the tail gate shut. Tool box holds all the tools you need. Starts when ready to work.People get out of your way. No one asks to borrow it.

    Cons: Very slow. Very ugly. Steering column busted looks like you stole it. No radio. No speakers. Dash all busted up. Right turn signal doesn't work. Can you help me move? then not even offered gas money.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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    1986 Ford F-150 Review
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    Great Vehicle For Off Roading Or Hauling — It came with an Inline 6 and I didnt care for the inline with a 3 speed so I swapped the engine to a 302 and put dual exhaust with new headers on it. It gets to highway speed REALLY easy and 4 wheel drive is awesome. The bad side is that it is a 3 speed so it has bad gas mileage on it. Its a single cab with a long bed and a vinal cover on the bed. I also put in an aftermarket stereo with speakers in it and its louder than those gangsters with the subs and bass tubes....trust me. The grill guard can also take a beating. It has pulled cars out of mud and ditches and also has pulled me out of a ditch by it. It doesn't have a lift but has plenty of ground clearence for off roading through tough terrain amd also I have ut 34 inch tires on it.

    Pros: Great 4 wheel drive, lots of power, durable, great ride

    Cons: Horrible gas mileage, the clutch goes out more than I would like it to

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    1986 Ford F-150 Review
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    In-line Six Cylindre Engine 4.9l 300cu/in, 4x4, Very Tuff — long lasting engine (300 k/miles easy ! hear of 400k/miles done by somme !) easy to fix, low cost parts .. btw ; originals galipers, alternator, p/b, p/s, trany, t-case, drive-shafts ! it's not very fast but have impressive handling even under load ! I bought this truck 15 years ago, I've made 1500miles rides with a caravan every years (that's why I bought this truck, to pull ! and he did it, quite well !) I'm very satisfied !

    Pros: Tons of torque to pull anything,

    Cons: not very fast

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    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 kthrash

    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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