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1998 Ford F-150

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Ford F-150 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 4750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Ford F-150

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  • Pros

    Best-in-class interior styling, powerful engine choices, and great on-road handling make this one of our favorite full-size trucks. Does pretty well off-road, too.

  • Cons

    Exterior styling has too many swoops and dips for our liking. Hard-to-see fenders make parking this thing a chore.

  • What's New for 1998

    The 1998 F-150 gets a 50th Anniversary decal affixed to the lower left corner of the windshield. Other changes include making the locking tailgate standard on XLT and Lariat trims, optional on XL and Standard models. Foglights become optional this year on all four-wheel-drive models except for the Lariat, which gets them standard. An STX package featuring 17-inch tires, aluminum wheels and color-keyed grille debuts as an option for the XLT 2WD. The Lariat receives a color-keyed steering column, leather-wrapped steering wheel and outside power signal mirrors. Silver Metallic paint replaces Silver Frost paint, and Light Denim Blue replaces Portofino Blue.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Great 4x4

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford F-150 XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB

I bought this truck on 1/2002 with 41K miles now 11/07 it has 71K. It has been an awesome 4x4. Repairs have been an alternator replacement, 2 rear axel seals and some O2 sensors plus normal maintenace. Just took a 3k mile road trip and fuel on the 4.6L v-8 w/w automatic trans ranged from 16-20 mpg at nominal 70 mph interstate driving. Ride is very plush compared to my old 89 F250 4x4. Mine also has the off road package w/w limited slip rear axel which is a great option on off road applications. I replaced the OEM battery this year after 9 yrs! The 4.6 liter V8 is more than enough power for my driving




Exellent

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford F-150 XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB

The pickup is good on the highway we usually make road trips every year of about 4000 miles going and coming. Performance is decent but thats because it has 170,000 miles on the odometer. The pickup has only had minor problems, the biggest problem it has faced was the starter and the flywheel going bad but thats about it it Has been a very realiable and bad ass truck too drive.




1998 f-150 4x4

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford F-150 XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB

mostly on paved roads, but it ran well in the dirt too. excellent truck, very reliabale




A work horse

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford F-150 XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB

we bought our truck used to transport out 2 tall girls around a car was to small but all in all our truck has done so much work for us. We put new bigger tired on it and it is a beauty, We love our truck.



Full 1998 Ford F-150 Review

What's New for 1998

The 1998 F-150 gets a 50th Anniversary decal affixed to the lower left corner of the windshield. Other changes include making the locking tailgate standard on XLT and Lariat trims, optional on XL and Standard models. Foglights become optional this year on all four-wheel-drive models except for the Lariat, which gets them standard. An STX package featuring 17-inch tires, aluminum wheels and color-keyed grille debuts as an option for the XLT 2WD. The Lariat receives a color-keyed steering column, leather-wrapped steering wheel and outside power signal mirrors. Silver Metallic paint replaces Silver Frost paint, and Light Denim Blue replaces Portofino Blue.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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