1997 Ford F-150 - Consumer Reviews

Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Average Consumer Rating 27 Total Reviews
Write a review

View reviews for a specific F-150 model:
Sort by:
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Couldn't Ask For Anything Else
By Great Truck on 12/31/04 16:17 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB

Review

Bought it new. Original brakes lasted 80k and first set of tires lasted 90k. Unbelievable but true. One breakdown in 8 years (ignition interlock). Plan on keeping it for as long as possible.
Read the full review


Don't Buy a Ford
By shags on 05/10/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB

Review

Shortly aftr purchasing this vehicle (it was used) I discovered it had a problem with maintaining adequate oil pressure. The truck had only 39000 miles on the clock! A local Ford dealer as well as an independant mechanic told me the engine was shot and they would gladly replace it for 3500 - 3800 dollars. Ford Motor Co. refused to make a good faith adjustment for a problem that was clearly a defect. This will definately be the last Ford product I'll ever own. It will be my life's mission to discourage anyone else I know from ever buying their junk!!!
Read the full review


10
By phili on 11/28/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB

Review

Ilove to drive my truck.
Read the full review


I love My Truck!!
By discodave34448 on 10/18/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB

Review

Boguth it with 25000 miles put 75 on it in about 3.5 years. Just had to put a new alternator on it. Other than that only brakes and general maintenance. Very very well built truck, still drives unbelievably tight.
Read the full review


Ford F-150 -ex-cab w/3rd door
By cruzer39 on 07/29/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB

Review

Bought this truck with 92000 miles on it from a consumer. Truck gave no problems whatsoever until it reached 121000 miles and without warning the motor slung a rod thru the oil pan. Oil had been changed every 3500 miles. Motor was making no noise until one morning I went to start it and then is when the motor went out. Cost of repairs were $3200. This is the only trouble I have had with this vehicle. Up until then I have been very pleased with this vehicle. Well built, but could use more horsepower for the weight of the vehicle. At least it did give up in my driveway instead of the highway!!!!!
Read the full review


Good truck
By fordtough on 07/26/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB

Review

We bought the truck with 12,000 miles and now have over 120k with no problems. I averaged 22 mpg on the interstate on a recent trip running 70 mph with a/c on. Only thing I would add to this truck is about 10 more hp, the 4.6 is a little weak.
Read the full review


not that shabby
By kboz on 05/13/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB

Review

not all the F-150s break down. I bought mine used with 90k miles on it, now have it up to 112k. Never have had engine problems. Only things were new tires, passenger side window motor replaced, battery replaced at 100k, taillights replaced. Rides a little rough b/c of worn down suspension. V6 is lousy for quick power needs, go with a V8. Interior is plain, nothing great about it, but for a good truck overall it can't be beat.
Read the full review


Ford F-150 There's no mistaking it!
By Michael WPa on 04/21/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB

Review

Make sure to have the tailpipe moved behind the rear passenger wheel or your cap on the back tire will start to turn green. I have turned many friends and family members to the Ford F-150 and they have been singing the praises since moving from Dodge and Chevy!
Read the full review


1997 Ford F150 Excab with V6
By mbehr55 on 03/07/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB

Review

Great truck except the V6 engine blew at 85000 miles. Head gasket or intake gasket leaked water into one cylinder causing hydraulic lockup. Piston broke and rod went through the oil pan.
Read the full review


Drive train Headaches
By Donald Badstuebner on 02/26/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB

Review

This truck is equiped with a 4.2 liter v6 motor. It is pleasant to drive although it is not very peppy. Gas mileage averages about 14 to 15 MPG which is about 65 % highway driving. I recently had a coolant leak in the timing chain cover. A local garage that employed a Ford trained and certified replaced the leaking gasket. I got the truck back and after driving it less than 300 miles the motor lost oil pressure and seriously damaged the engine(needed a new engine @$3800). Ford has had problems with the design and(or) manufacturing of some of their motors in recent years.
Read the full review


ADVERTISEMENT
Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411