1997 Ford F-150 User Reviews

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    1997 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD LBReview
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    Good Looks But Hard On Gas Plus Not A Lot Of Interior Space — - good drivability for a truck - looks great with chrome trim - styling isnt too outdated for a 1997 - makes you look mean and strong :P

    Pros: gives you presence and good for hauling

    Cons: not a good people mover

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    1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4WD SBReview
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    Bruce Almighty!!! — I got Bruce when we lost Vallory. He's pretty tough! I wouldn't be too eager to try & chase him down, he's liable to run you over!!

    Pros: Big, mean & built ford tough!!

    Cons: Not a lot of cab room.

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    1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4WD Extended Cab SBReview
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    Served Us Well — Bought the truck in late 96 when they first came out. This truck was taken very well care of. The ONLY money ever spent on it was regular mantenience and tires- for 160,000 miles. I've always been impressed with that. Couldnt have been more reliable.

    Owner for 9 years, 5 months

    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

    Cons: 4.6L(281) V8 does NOT have any power whatsoever. get the 5.4

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    1997 Ford F-150 Lariat Extended Cab Stepside SBReview
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    Extrodanary — Now over 100,000 miles, replaced tires twice, brakes twice. The only problems I have had has been with ingition coils--twice on that issue. Electric door locks replaced once. Other than some minor paint checking on the hood and left fender I have had no problems to speak of. I am running the 5.4 V-8 wish it had been available at 350HP and rear disc brakes. The 150 rides much like a car, good vision all around,relatively quit interior, good radio and CD player. Just wish they were still building the Lighting. That was my next choice for a replacement truck. Maybe one day it will show up again.

    Owner for 10 years, 4 months

    Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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    1997 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD Extended Cab SBReview
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    A Working Truck. — No rattles or squeaks (and this is Michigan where 1 winter usually does in most vehicles). The ride is comfortable and quiet. This is my 4th F150. and I've found them all to be hard working and reliable. I had another 1997 with the 5.4L V8 and the power difference between the 5.4 and the 4.6L is substantial. If you have a choice, get the 5.4L (but also know that it costs more to maintain).

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

    Pros: 4WD, ride, comfort, handling.

    Cons: 4.6L V8 is a little weak for this truck.

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    1997 Ford F-150 STD 4WD SBReview
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    A Pragmatist's Dream — This model was chosen for its simple ergonomic design. The bench seat allows ease of entry and exit. This truck is no frills and thus extremely reliable and low maintenance. Maintenance costs are low as the model has been around forever and it seems mechanics feel confident around them. Driving is comfortable and spacious. Visibility is great. Open and airy feeling. Six cylinder gets around 17 mpg in town. Not a particularly high performing vehicle but not underpowered either. Braking smooth and confident. Would recommend this truck highly for a new driver for its ease of handling and virtually no electronic distraction from driving experience.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Simple, no frills, utilitarian design. Extremely reliable. Low maintenance costs. Easy to drive and handle

    Cons: Not luxurious. A bit noisy on highway due to lack of insulation.

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    1997 Ford F-150 XL 4WD Extended Cab LBReview
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    Love It — Gets me, my bikes, camper and family into the mountains with no complaining. Needs a few mods for me to be happy but I can't complain either. It rides great on the highway and in the city though the brake don't inspire confidence. Love the interior space, I fit 2 coolers 3 large bins and a BBQ in the back seat with another cooler in the front seat at night out camping.

    Pros: LOTS of cargo capcity!

    Cons: Can be a little long in some parking lots

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    2014 Ford F-150 Reviews

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    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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