by Dave in Mo on Aug 21, 2002 Vehicle: 1994 Ford F-150 XL 2dr Regular Cab SB
Purchased the truck new and have put 144K on it. Plan to keep until 250K
or 300K. Inline 6 300CI engine is Very Tough and reliable. Never been
touched. 5 Speed box is very good. Clutch very good. A/C, power steering,
power brakes never been touched. Body excellent but doesn't have the fit or
finish of a GM truck.
Bad Points...Brakes lousy in wet weather since day one. Hydraulic clutch
actuator is REALLY bad. Works great but is made out of plastic so has to
be replaced periodically.
Ford's bread-and-butter truck receives minor changes that include the implementation of a CFC-free air conditioning system, the addition of side door beams, a center high-mounted stop lamp, a driver-side airbag (for under-8,500-pound GVWR models) and a brake shift interlock system for all automatics. A premium 40/20/40 bench seat option is added to XLT Crew- and SuperCab styles and a wide-ratio four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive accompanies the 5.0L engine.