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).
I've always been a GM guy. Well I have now changed my mind. This is a great truck, lots of pep! The get up and go coming from the 5.0 is great. The only thing that I do not like is how much lower it sets than it's GM counterpart.
I bought the truck with 2000 miles on it, it has been very reliable. 351-v8, usual maintance stuff, brakes, water pump, starter, hoses belts, battery, changed tranny oil (auto) every 30000 and never had any problems, though have never really towed anything heavy for a long distance. Great simple reliable. I wish the new trucks were not so complicated to work on. Oil change every 3000 and still runs strong. Would I buy a new one, not till this one dies and hopefully not for a long time.