Got this used for $800. Needed another $1200 to get it into good mechanical condition. Interior is still very nice; the body is rusty in the usual Michigan places. 205+K miles on the straight six w/auto trans ... still runs PERFECTLY. Amazing powertrain.
The straight-six motor. Overall reliability. Hooks up real well for 2wd.
More rust-resistance ... the driver's seat belt mount rusted out completely! I welded in some angle iron. I hope it holds!
i bought if off my brother in law in 05, it has the famous 4.9 strait six and at 16 years old it is more reliable then a some brand new cars i have drove. never stranded me and is a daily driver. i see these trucks all over the road as if they never get old.
love the long bed
this body style last rolled down the line in 1996 it is a little late to suggest improvements
This truck has left me stranded multiple times. Sure, its good looking, but thats about it. Its constantly breaking down. Its at 182,000 miles and its like it needs to be rebuilt from the ground up. Maybe back in the day it was a good truck, but it does not age well at all. Oh yeah, Paint fades badly, and the vehicle rusts a lot.
RELIABILITY is a must. Other than that it would be OK.
three owners and still 7.8 secs to 80 mph. small repairs like tires, brakes, belt, and heater core. but other than that all orignal parts in almost 20 years. a few scratches and one dent in the bumper. none of my doing. but still looks like new no paint fadeing like dodge or chevy. woludnt think of getting rid of it ever.
4wd, factory 4in lift chrome mags, and 4in chrome pipes
fuel economy needs a boost but well worth it for the dependability.
1993 Ford F-150 XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB
We have had this truck for 13 1/2 years now and it has really shown why the F150s are so legendary. From the excellent looks, to the comfortable modern interior, and the excellent drivetrain durability this truck has converted are former Chevy man to a die hard Ford Fan! This truck now has 177,000 miles on it and is used daily for everything from commuting to work, carting around the dirt bikes, and hauling all kinds of heavy stuff from stone to scrap metal and it does it like a champ. The Extended cab is definatly the way to go. If it wasnt for the Western Mass winters and the liberal use of road salt around here eating it alive, Id run this thing for ever!
The looks. The 92-96 F-series have classic looks, the whole "modern-old school" thing. The interior, still looks like brand new, captains chairs are comfy, and I love the Supercab. Drivetrain durability. The 5.0 V8 and E4OD tranny dont miss a beat. 4x4 works like a champ, goes threw anything!
More HP/torque from the 5.0 V8. Body and under carriage need to be less prone to rotting out, any issues we have ever had with the truck was from oxidation/rot. The Supercab bench seat needs to be a bit higher with a better seatback (addressed in later models).
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