1989 Ford F-150 User Reviews

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    1989 Ford F-150 Review
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    75

    1989 F-150 Ford Lariat Built To Last! — I like the classic look of this beefy 5.0 F-150 Lariat. Few left in such original condition still on the road. It's the perfect low budget, high return vehicle for a nice simple paint job restoration. Pure Texas truck of the eighties with the style of impressing Sissy at Gilley's on Saturday night!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Reliability! Low miles for an '89, Strong tight motor and shifting, not bad on gas as one might think, all original interior in excellent shape for an 89, power locks and windows work great, cruise control, good glass, semi-loud turn downs, the boys love it! Cold a/c, hot heater, shifts strong.

    Cons: Paint is aging, no side trim, seat fabric a bit worn on drivers side, small rust spot on the bed.

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    1989 Ford F-150 Review
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    Used And Abused — Has over 280,000 miles and still runs strong, with the slant six. She has a hole in the floor that needs fixed. And the bed should be replaced. She is an 89 and she was used and abused, but still runs like a champ

    Pros: Reliable

    Cons: Road hard and put away wet. Has hole in floor.

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    It's A Keeper! — I enjoy driving this truck and am finding myself using it more and more every week. Easy to handle, good on gas, plenty of power, 4 speed w/overdrive tranny, and extremely dependable. About the only thing I regret is I should have gotten a solid paint model. I have a 2 tone paint job, Burgandy with a White stripe down the side.

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

    Pros: This truck is fun to drive and easy to park. It handles great on and off road even though it's a 2wd. It's pulled everything I've asked it to and has no problem carring a full load in it's short/wide bed. With normal, scheduled maintance this truck is very inexpensive to operate and with it's duel fuel tanks it seems to run forever!  The EFI 302 is a perfect match for this truck with enough power to get the job done and easily handles the interstate as well as the rough country mountain roads. It's a keeper!!!

    Cons: About the only con I can think of is that it's a 1989 model and things ware with age. Fortunately most everything is easy to replace!

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    Crap — 1.Slow and terrible in every way 2. Gas tanks leaked really bad, sounded terrible 3.looked like hell, rusty and oddly balanced 4.Really Bad gas mileage, costed barely anything 5.definately not fun to drive anywhere, It was 2wd so not good in bad weather

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Cons: old and crap

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    Its Great If You Like To Put Gas In It Every Week And Fun Offroad — all low gears so its terrible on gas. Handles like a car. Needed alot of work but well worth all of it. Interior is mint and pain is a little rough. Only getting 12mpg if im lucky. Its fun as hell since its a 5.8L v8 with 4x4 Put 33inch tires for looks and gas milage my quad jut fits in the back. Not a bad truck for 500. Put 2,000 into it but like i said well woth it

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: too much power

    Cons: gas milage

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    Loved It — my first truck and glad it was, had tranny problems when i got it and neglected to fix it, i drove this truck for a couple years till the spider gears went out. i loved the 4.9l straight six had the power to pull and pull. two wheel peel upset me a lil but over all i loved this truck, frame was cracked had a welded chain for a motor mount, 36 inch glass pack. 5 speed tranny awesome truck and very missed rip

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: ford

    Cons: bad tranny cracked frame motor mount

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    It Awsome — it runs excellent. accelerates fast will scoot down the road its got a cb. needs radio fixed it gets around 16-17 miles to the gallon got a 5 speed tranny looks good on inside and out excellent to drive

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

    Pros: its an agressive peice of machinery

    Cons: none

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    1989 F-150 Swb Reg Cab 5.0l Man. Trans. — I don't easily get attached to vehicles, but I got pretty emotional seeing this truck go. I had lots of memories with it, and it was very reliable. The 5.0l was not perfect, but it made enough power to make the truck an exciting drive. I got around 16 mpg combined driving.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Dependable

    Cons: Fuel Mileage

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    Tough Truck That Takes Abuse Well — good trucks.drives like a truck should and does everything a truck must.have some pride of ownership and buy american.easy to maintain and parts are readily available and cheap.buy an old truck and make it the way you want it!!! lots of aftermarket accessories available to suit it to your needs.i tow boats ,campers with mine and go camping/fishing with it

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

    Pros: does what it should without any backtalk

    Cons: none

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    Overwelmed — This is a truck you can rod-on from sunup to sundown get back on the road unlock the hubs and drive anywhere!i really love this brand truck ive owned it for a year now ive put through absolute hell and hadnt have anything break.i bought it from my buddy and he beat it to.Ford has an outstanding well built truck.

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

    Pros: its just a well built truck all together

    Cons: sheetmetal is poor quaility

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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 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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