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1998 Ford F-150 Extended Cab

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F150 Lariat
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By gil
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1998 Ford F-150 Extended Cab Lariat 3dr Extended Cab Stepside SB


Review

Bought used. Have driven for 5 years and no major repairs not covered by warranty. Fuel economy not good but improved with K&N filter. Pull trailer with 2 ATV's and have no problem with 4.6. Paint still looks and shines like new; constantly getting compliments and offers. Would definitely buy another Ford truck.


Favorite Features

Comfort and handling and appearance.


Suggested Improvements

Better fuel economy.


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Ford Tough
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By aaron
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1998 Ford F-150 Extended Cab XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB


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This isn't my first Ford truck, and I've been very happy with them. I am a country boy and I'm probably harder on my trucks than most people. This truck drives circles around my brother's Silverado out in the muddy fields, and I have had less repairs than he has. The only major repair has been a new clutch, which was my fault. I down graded from the 5.4 to the 4.6 this truck, and wish I had my 5.4 back. This is still a tough truck that is built solid.


Favorite Features

I am a fan of the manual transmission, wish you could still get them in the new trucks.


Suggested Improvements

Better rust protection on the bottom of doors and a little more load capabilities for the rear suspension.


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Don't buy the 4.2 V6
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By Pete
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1998 Ford F-150 Extended Cab XL 3dr Extended Cab SB


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I had this truck for 7 years and it's been reliable until it reached 89,000 miles. Both head gaskets blew, but I found out this is a very common problem for 97-99 F150's with the 4.2 V6. STAY AWAY FROM THE 4.2!


Suggested Improvements

Redesign the 4.2 engine with better head gaskets and intake manifold gaskets


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165,000 Miles & Strong
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By Roxanne
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1998 Ford F-150 Extended Cab XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Most reliable, trustworthy vehicle I have ever owned. As original owner and at 165K, I have had less than $1,000 in repairs in 8 years. Maintenance costs have been very reasonable. Mine is a manual with V6 -- gets about 17 mpg city & 20 mpg highway. Highly recommend this over the Silverado. Still has tight steering, great suspension, great ride, no rattles -- after many camping trips on unmaintained roads.


Favorite Features

The '98 extended cab seats fold into a flat platform -- great place for dogs and cargo.


Suggested Improvements

It's a truck. Can I ask for 30 mpg?


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F-150
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By jc
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1998 Ford F-150 Extended Cab XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB


Review

I've always owned pickup's and bought this F-150 (my first Ford) in '02. The best truck I've ever owned. Used for commuting and it was a pleasure to drive, even for a 5-speed. Had 90,000 miles and the original clutch. I'm sold and will always drive an F-150.


Favorite Features

Reliability, comfort, handling and the overall appearance.


Suggested Improvements

Some form of rustproofing on the underside of the doors.


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