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By Allan
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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 2dr Regular Cab SB


Review

Other than my heater core going out and the blender-door motor breaking, this truck has been the most reliable and comfortable vehicle I have driven. I must say it is one of Ford's best vehicles ever made. Fuel economy is a downside, but with a K & N air filter and fiberglass tonneau cover, I get 25 mpg on the highway and 16 in the city. If you want a truck, get an F-150.


Best Features

The nice sound of the engine, the comfort, and the smooth ride.


Worst Features

I know the technology is out there to improve the fuel economy of a vehicle this size. Also, some features should not have been electronic, such as the knob that controls the blender door determining the temperature of the air blowing out the vents.


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My 1st Truck
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By 04 Desmo
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Vehicle

1997 Ford F-150 XLT 2dr Regular Cab SB


Review

Never thought about getting a truck, but an implulse buy made me glad I did. It has moved me 3 times over the last 3 years. This thing is very reliable, and for 115000 miles still work like a charm. The 4.2 V6 w/ 5sp has a bit of get-up and is fantastic on the highway. Great control location, and the interior design is highly functional and comfy. Exterior design is OK. Residual is alright for a 1997, but I have no plans in selling it. I'm trying to put in a CD player, but the 1997 stereo is unique, and I can't find one!


Best Features

A boatload of crap or a weeks worth of groceries fit behind the front seat.


Worst Features

Hmmm-instrument cluster has dual fuel filler door indicators (i'm not quite THAT slow) and a cruise control indicator that isn't even functional on the F-150 (for use in the expedition???)


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1997 fORD PU
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By Tito
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Vehicle

1997 Ford F-150 XLT 2dr Regular Cab SB


Review

The Ford PU is a very good truck for the person who does not desire to have a lot of bed space,, I use mine primarily to go back and forth to work for a total of 28 miles per day 5 days per week. The mileage is about 15 miles per gallon with the automatic that I have


Worst Features

I THINK THAT THE MILEASGE COULD BE IMPROVED TO ABOUT 17 WITH A FEW MINOR ADJUSTMENTS AT THE FACTORY


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