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Built to last
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By Snookfever
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1996 Ford F-150 XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

5.0L V-8 (302 ci) Great truck! bought it with 40K miles in 1998, currently has 143K miles 2008. Paint still looks great. No major drive train problems ever. Poor gas mileage 13/17, but it has never left me on the side of the road. Love the dual gas tanks, you will need them for long trips. Horsepower is a little low compared to newer V-8 trucks 195 vs 300.


Best Features

Styling, quiet ride, can't tell the engine is running at stop lights.


Worst Features

Gas mileage


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Exterior Design
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By Snookfever
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Vehicle

1996 Ford F-150 XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Bought it with 40K in 1998. It now has 140k and still runs as good as the day I got it. Pull a 3500 lb lb boat with it on a weekly basis. Had to replace the front arm bushings, but other than that just changed the oil, tranny fuild and tires. Tried the KN filter and intake turbos, slick 50 and evey known fuel additive, but it still gets only 13 mpg city 15 highway and 10 mpg pulling the boat. The good thing is it has never let me down for 100,000 miles. My mechanic hates me, and sais the thing will do 200K plus. Hate to get ri of it, but want a bigger boat so got get a bigger truck


Best Features

Electronic lumbar seat, easy to perform routine maintenace.


Worst Features

Better fuel economy


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