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Couldn't Ask For Anything Else
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Great Truck
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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB


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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.


Best Features

Great ride and visibility. Just a comfortable truck to drive.


Worst Features

None.


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Don't Buy a Ford
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By shags
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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB


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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!!!


Best Features

The wheels didn't fall off...yet.


Worst Features

Build a vehicle with the quality found in Japanese cars. My other car is a 1997 Toyota Avalon. It currently has nearly 90K miles and is flawless. FORD - STAND BEHIND YOUR PRODUCT.


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By phili
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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB


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Ilove to drive my truck.


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I love My Truck!!
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By discodave34448
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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB


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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.


Best Features

high ride,tight steering,


Worst Features

better gas mileage,


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Ford F-150 -ex-cab w/3rd door
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By cruzer39
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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB


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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!!!!!


Best Features

Third door, Interior, and body style, confort and stereo.


Worst Features

More Horsepower, More reliable 4.2 engines.


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