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By HCR
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 3dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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I have had a squeaky control arm. The only problem is the replacement one does not have a grease point. Why pay $500.00 to fix a squeak for it to squeak again in 6 months?


Best Features

It has great power and has never left me to walk!


Worst Features

Put lubrication places on the steering points.


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4.2L Engine
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By Scot
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 3dr Extended Cab SB


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I really like the truck, overall design outside, and interior room. I have had the truck since it was new, mine was equipped with the 4.2L engine. At 88,000 miles the transmission went, at 89,200 the engine went. I was very much disappointed with that. I had the transmission rebuilt and purchased a new engine from Ford, I think it runs better now than when I first purchased it (WAY MORE POWER)! I would buy the truck again but would stick with at V-8 engine. If you're buying used be careful about the early 4.2L; my understanding is it had a lot of problems, the newer ones are supposed to have all the problems fixed.


Best Features

Lots of room and decent handling.


Worst Features

Get the bugs out of the 4.2L V-6.


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My '97 Used P/U
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By Jack Latty
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1997 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB


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Vehicle has been very good. It has done all I've asked of it, both in a "fun" situation and in a work situation. It handles well, however, fuel economy, particularly in light of extremely high fuel prices, could be better. It averages only about 14 MPG. I have a '01 Expedition, with a larger engine that gets much better mileage. (P/U has a 4.6 V8, Expedition has a 5.4 V8) I would not hesitate to recommend this year model to anyone looking for a good used P/U.


Best Features

4WD as we work as hosts at an RV/ATV campground in the Oregon Dunes


Worst Features

Electronic shift to 4WD.


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Best vehicle I've owned
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By Allan
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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 2dr Regular Cab SB


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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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Girl's Truck
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By reelqueen
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1997 Ford F-150 3dr Extended Cab LB


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Loved the truck as soon as I saw it. Didn't think I could drive and maneuver it. Found it to be a great ride and tows our boat with no problem.


Best Features

The color which is teal.


Worst Features

The front seat needs some redesigning.


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