Used 1992 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Consumer Reviews
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.
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! Edit: Sold the truck about halfway through the restoration (mechanicals completed, and a full clean up and evaluation done) for $4k (I had about $2800 into it). Great truck, purchased from me by a collector. Probably a $10k truck by now (3 years later).
Overall, it's your basic work truck. I wouldn't travel cross country with it, but if you have short distances to drive everyday and don't mind spending some cash for upkeep it's worth the money. It has never broken down, but has been in the shop 8-10 times over the last year. The braking has been a mystery to me and to Ford dealerships as well. It pulls to the right, to the left, sometimes not at all. Also, it seems that anything under the hood that comes in contact with coolant, has had problems: heater core, water pump, weak hoses, you name it, it's gone wrong.
The 5.0L has plenty of power after you put some aftermarket parts on it. Like headers, flowmaster mufflers, and lower it for decent handling. bad thing is, the engine is not very economic. right now i'm probably getting 14-16 MPG on highway. i've installed a few performance upgrades and i'm very satisfied with the truck, holds up well under competition. The transmission has much to be desired, it has delayed shifting at high RPMs, and the aluminum gears arent the best for racing. the truck is light, and powerful.