1996 Ford F-150 User Reviews

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    Displaying 31 - 39 of 39 1996 Ford F-150 reviews.

    1996 Ford F-150 XL 4WD SB Review
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    1996 Ford F-150 — These are nice trucks don't get me wrong, but they are gas hogs. My dad's old one used to average about 16mpg. They have plenty of power, and can really take a beating. For a truck, these look good. When I think truck, I think F-150. These are fun to drive off road. You can take the 4WD versions almost anywhere you can think of. However, unless I was hauling things, I wouldn't take it on a long drive unless I had to. However, these trucks will definitely do some work. Other than gas mileage, the only other negative about this, is the steering. It's decent, but has some play to it.

    Pros: Power, performance, 4WD, Durable

    Cons: Gas Mileage, Play in the steering.

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    1996 Ford F-150 XL 4WD LB Review
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    Worst Thing I've Ever Driven — Under powered, horrible gas mileage even for the inline 6. Uncomfortable bench seat. Nothing ever worked. Expensive to fix. I can't understand why there are so many of these on the road! Model-T era technology. Henry Ford must be rolling over in his grave! Will never buy a Ford again!

    Pros: there where none.....other than I don't own it anymore.

    Cons: read my review

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    1996 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD LB Review
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    No Hard Miles On This, It's A Keeper. — I've rebuilt the front suspension, brakes, bearings, including the rear bearings, which was a first for me. It's good looking, with the running boards and mudflaps, It's not getting rusty, so it's going to be a hybrid soon, so I'll be getting better mileage and the engine will last longer, plus, I'll be helping the environment, be adding oxygen to the atmosphere instead of contributing to global warming. What do you think of that?

    Pros: Strong engine, 4 wheel drive, for snow and pulling the boat out of the water.

    Cons: Oh yeah, it likes to suck down the gas.

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    1996 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD LB Review
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    Does The Job — pulls,plows,dives,lookes,andworks good

    Pros: the 4x4 system

    Cons: some parts rust out over the years

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    1996 Ford F-150 XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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    Good Solid Truck — good solid truck

    Pros: 5.8L 351 CID good torque

    Cons: gas guzzler

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    1996 Ford F-150 XL 4WD LB Review
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    Rock Solid Truck — This truck has surprised the hell outta me. Ive been a Chevrolet guy as long as I can remember...but this truck is one of the MOST reliable, toughest rigs I've owned. It can haul twice as a 1/2 ton Chevrolet and not complain at all. The 300 inline six is bulletproof. I am reaching just over 20 miles a gallon with this full size 4x4 with almost 260 000 kms on it. The 5 speed M5ODR2 isn't as much of a transmission as this truck could handle, but it gets the job done. Manual hubs, manual shift transfer case and 3.08:1 gears with rear posi (factory) in an 8.8 carrier works when it is pushed, but is silent when not in use. The TTb front suspension is a pain in the rear end to have aligned, but gives both the benefits of a solid axle with the ride of independant suspension. The suspension carries the 2000 pounds plus of salt I carry to salt mall sidewalks with easy....drooping a mere 2 or 3 inches under the heavy load. Overall I love how this truck performs. With 145 horsepower is not lightning fast, it's 270 ft-lbs of torque makes sure there is as little downshifting with a load on as possible.

    Pros: minimal use of plastic...inside and out, manual hubs, heavy duty suspension, insane gas milage

    Cons: could use a tougher transmission

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    1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer SB Review
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    Good Truck — Very dependable. Decent power for the 5.0, got around 17 mpg around town. The only reason I sold is because it wasnt 4x4. No bad remark.

    Owner for 0 years, 6 months

    Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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    1996 Ford F-150 XL 4WD LB Review
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    Good Looking F150 — This is the last year Ford built the 4.9 inline 6. It has excellent low end torque and decent fuel mileage. I love the square styling of the older F150 and these trucks are very reliable. The front springs have sagged during it's 16 years so I will replace them with new coils and 2 inch spacers to make the truck sit level. I plan to install some aftermarket wheels with 265/70/17 tires. This is a low mileage truck with only 37,000 kms. A keeper.

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

    Pros: I love the styling of the 90-96 F150

    Cons: Like the SWB better but found this excellent low mileage LWB

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    1996 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD LB Review
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    Fun Truck — great truck its got a leveling kit and 33 inch goodyear duratracs getting a evo performance chip here soon but without it it has power to spare just recently pulled a 9000 pound boat felt great pullin great truck overall.

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

    Pros: good 4 wheel plenty of power lots of space

    Cons: the govener kicks on at 105

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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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