by nightfrog65 on Apr 8, 2013 Vehicle: 1995 Ford F-150 XL 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB
Owned a 1995 F-150 XL Regular Cab Short Bed with the 5.0 V8 and 5-speed manual transmission.
The truck was fun to drive with the 5 speed.
Did occasional hauling/towing, but not every day.
I love the boxy body style and simple interior.
I was lucky enough to find one without power windows or door locks.
The only real upgrades to the interior were a cloth bench seat (instead of vinyl) and cruise control.
Stock 5.0 V8 was a bit under-powered and thirsty-averaged 10-15 mpg.
Weak link was the 5-speed
tranny-Ford used the same tranny used on the 4/6 cyl Ranger.
The F-250 got the heavy duty version. Went through 2 clutch replacements in 80K miles.
by Viking67 on Nov 13, 2010 Vehicle: 1995 Ford F-150 XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB
Just bought this a few months ago and am really surprised at the power of this 6 cylinder Not really cheap on gas but get me to wear I want to go. Mileage in the 340,000 km and Burns no oil. So pleased.
by jake on Oct 20, 2010 Vehicle: 1995 Ford F-150 XL 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB
For a small truck it is amazing. I am so surprised by how well this thing tows with only a 5. O (302). We pull an 18 ft enclosed trailer loaded with tons of camping gear the truck doesn't even shudder when pulling onto high speed roads. Not to mention this truck will not break, the most repairs it has had is a few starters and a window motor
by Cheeseheadmike on Aug 2, 2010 Vehicle: 1995 Ford F-150 XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB
I bought this truck from my employer with a tad over 300,000 on it, figuring if I got a year out of it I was doing good. Five years later, I have 352,000 on it. Even with the ultra hi-mileage, I'm not afraid to drive it anywhere. In that time, I've replaced fuel pumps in both tanks, windshield, and a TPS. It has the 5.0 engine, no gas mileage champ, but no slouch either. Finally started showing rust around the wheel wells on the bed and has had a slight rear main leak since I bought it. I've been thinking of trading it in on a new truck but I can't stand what I see out there now, so I think I'll just keep maintaining it.
by Texas Native on May 11, 2010 Vehicle: 1995 Ford F-150 XL 2dr Extended Cab SB
I bought my truck at an equipment auction. It had the 4.9L 6 cyl & 5 speed. When I bought the truck it had 105k miles on it. When I sold it 11 years later it had over 250k miles on it and still running strong. I averaged around 18MPG most of the time. If I drove only highway I could get up to 21mpg for a full size truck that is very impressive. I used it for work, and for fun. I hauled many heavy loads and full trailers with ease. I wish Ford would have continued th3 4.9L with the newer trucks. In my 11 years of owning it. I replaced a clutch, brake pads and a radiator. I bought it for $7k and sold it 11 years later for $3k. I wish I would have kept it ;-)
by Tom on Sep 5, 2009 Vehicle: 1995 Ford F-150 Special 2dr Regular Cab LB
I am the second owner and bought my F150 in 1999 with about 90000 miles and it now has 197000. It is basic on the inside but the exterior has true eye appeal with a rugged look yet clean and classy. The truck is Black with Charcoal lower panel. It is a V8 with standard 5 speed transmission. I always receive complements on its appearance. I was hearing a roar in either the transmission or rear end and had decided to sell. After checking prices on newer models and restored older models a light went off. Since I like this truck and there have not been any real issues why not invest in something I already know. I decided 2 or $3000 in this workhorse will get me another 10 yrs. GREAT TRUCK !!
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