1997 Ford F-150 User Reviews

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    1997 Ford F-150 Lariat Stepside SBReview
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    Ford F-150... Candy Apple Grapple... — Acceleration is pretty good. it has needed repairs... a lot... braking is a bit too much. it handles great. bout 20 mpg and it uses oil. it isnt that exciting to drive... except going around a corner on a dirt road, then u can have fun sliding the back end out.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun to go on a dirt road round a corner. great on corners.

    Cons: sucks gas...

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    Great Truck — i love the truck because it has the power and how it handles. It is amazing in build quality too because it is a '97 and only needs the shifting indicator and the back window fixed. It is a all around great car.

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

    Pros: great power

    Cons: none

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    1997 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD Extended Cab Stepside SBReview
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    Pleasure Ride — Best vehicle I have ever had. went 2 tracking in canada for a week came back after a week it was clean enough to put in a parade was my favorite ride to the dunes avg. 18 mpg low maintenance.

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

    Pros: good looking plenty of power

    Cons: I dont still have it

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    1997 Ford F-150 Lariat Extended Cab SBReview
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    Awesome Truck — It does great in all conditions. It was built well I will definetly buy another one. The engine alwasy runs great, not very fast but its not a lighting either. But it will tow a house. lol Love my truck

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

    Pros: Its a blast

    Cons: Gas milliage

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    Solid — it's good enough for a first car, it's lasted for a long time and stuff dosen't really go wrong with it. After all the performance add-ons i have it's fairly quick, at least quick enough to beat stock trucks that are 12 years newer

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: it's quick

    Cons: it's old

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    1997 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD SBReview
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    If I Could Get Any One Of My Past Cars Back And Keep The One I Have Thats The One I Would Want — it was the best looking out of all my trucks, it was shiney and fun to drive since it was a 5 speed. even tho it only had a v6 if I could get on it hard enough it would hold the big v8 they put in the same truck. it handled ok, but since it was 4x4 sat kinda high.

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

    Pros: fun, manuverable for its size, and would go anywhere (just about)

    Cons: mileage was so so in town, and only sat 3 ppl

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    1997 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD Extended Cab SBReview
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    I'm A Ford Girl. — has a good motor and tranny, nice to look at, can tow anything although sometimes has trouble on hills. Bad on gas but rides nice and is awesome in the mud - can get out of anything in 4WD Lo. The seats aren't the most comfy but i love sitting up high and being able to see all around me. Fun to drive - takes off fast at lights!

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

    Pros: Looks cool, good power.

    Cons: Gas guzzler.

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    First On Race Day? — Quality is good, less rattles than the Blazer. however, has lots of rot on rocker panels 4.6L is decent on performance, better with exhaust and intake upgrades, poor gas mileage though Yes, pretty fun to drive other than the truck is pretty large Cost of ownership so far is low, over 2 year time span

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

    Pros: hauling capability

    Cons: gas mileage

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    Dont Really Know What Ford Was Thinking With This Style — The preformance is great for towing with the small 4.6L v-8 Ford stuck in it. Acceleration and braking have some lacking. Its a ford so repairs are few and far between. I DO NOT like the contour styling of this generation. Thats why this is my womans truck. I drive a monte carlo (at least until I find a good mustang or f-150 with a 5.0 v-8), if that says anything about this style and motor. Gas mileage is pretty good we are getting 22-26mpg. I hate driving this thing but for some reason my woman loves it.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: my woman likes it

    Cons: styling, 4.6 v-8

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    1997 Ford F-150 XL 4WD LBReview
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    Awesome — Its a V6 so not the best on performance Built in Norfolk Virginia with good ole' AMERICAN STEEL Must look good since a beautiful girl once chased me down Bellefontaine to give me her number lol 10mpg+$2.70 a gal=expensive 5spd and 4wd, yes its fun to drive. especially in the snow

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its a Ford

    Cons: Expensive on fuel lol

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    2012 Ford F-150 Reviews

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    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

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