If you are using Edmunds to value a 1992 f150 351w auto flareside truck, don't. The box alone is worth more than their full vehicle appraisal value. Let alone if you have a rare build like mine. I cannot buy a clapped out XL 2 wheel drive 6 cylinder with a stick for what they have mine valued at. This is an awesome truck, and the market proves that with great resale value. Edmunds is way off, but the truck, is spot on!
Was a bit skeptical upon purchasing vehicle. The two American vehicles I owned previous were junk, including a Ford Taurus. Bought for the straight six motor. Proved to be a very reliable vehicle. I drove it only sporadically because it was my 2nd vehicle. Started up everytime, even during the coldest New England mornings. I replaced the battery and oil pan during the time I owned it (both were pretty old). Was just about as reliable as my '93 Honda Civic. I'm kicking myself for selling it, I would buy another in a heartbeat.
Reliability, the solid feel of it (nice heavy metal thud when I closed the door), dual gas tanks. Horsepower suited my needs just fine, as I never did any heavy towing.
Gas mileage, But I've heard the the 300ci engine block was heavy anyway. Other than that, I don't think I would change a thing.
My 2wd excab, LB has been in my driveway for almost a year. I go to the dump and back, 4miles RT, and occasionally to Home Depot. Perfect for my needs, wanted 4x4, but no sense in the extra parts to brake for what i use it for. Spent $900 and worth every penny. Just rolled over 100k on it. My only problem with it is the way I drive it, it will probably last forever so I have no excuse to get a newer truck. Replaced a rusted brake equilizer, had a new clutch, slave, and power steering pump before I got it. Slow as molasses on a cold day, but smooth as silk on the highway. As a bottom-of- the-line work truck it rates a 10. No idea on gas mileage. I use about a tank of gas every two months.
It's ugly and people stay out of my way. No one parks too close to you ever
I reccived this as my first truck when I turned 16. My dad purchased a brand new Ford FlareSide 4x4 with a mighty 5.8L V8 motor. I love it, the only problems that need to be fixed in the next some odd miles is the Transmission (234823). Speed is there when you need it and the stock dual exhaust is loud. Bumps, mud, water, and sand can't hold this truck back. The cab is a bit small for a 6ft tall guy. I replaced the stock sound system with a Sony XPLOD complete system. Seat belts stop locking after a while and need to be replaced. AC Compressor shreds belts after a hundred miles so thats on a list for me to find. Over all this truck is fast and powerful beast
5.8L V8 4x4. Speed is there if I needed. Just plain old powerful
New AC compressor, transmission after 200k, seat belts, sound system, HID headlights
I bought my 1992 F-150 XLT with 100,000 miles already on it. I had to put an new automatic transmission in it with in six months. I had a small electrical fire when I put a new alternator on it, the rotors over heates and the calipurs were of poor quality, and I have had five accidents in this truck. Once you get past the minor problems, its not a bad truck 225,000+ on the original 6 cyl motor. I do love this truck.
It's just a relaible old truck and it still looks good.
My Ford has problems with its paint, and the automatic over drive switch it goes in and out as it wants to.