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F150 Work Horse
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By Bolio
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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab 4WD LB


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I have had my F150 since I spec'd it out. When I received it, the dealer said it was the 1st LB 4X4 super cab in AZ. The tires were too small, upgraded to 285x16 on stock wheels. Only problems in 8 yrs: R 4x4 actuator module, replaced cylinder #8, intake valve malfunction. Pulls 7000 lb trailer up mountains no problem. Pulls out stumps, 4X4 great, very comfortable. Gas mileage is medium (14-17). Repainted 2 years ago, but paint was OK before that (Bright Red). Had a dent in bed to be repaired. Headlights have faded over. Bedliner a good investment. Very reliable, very versatile, good looking truck. (Got compliments the first years I had it all the time).


Best Features

Bed size, 3rd door, dual power taps, ground clearance.


Worst Features

Bigger front brakes, larger stock tires, better tie downs.


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'97 F-150 Workhorse
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By Paul
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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab LB


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Best vehicle I've ever owned. 164,000 miles w/no major repairs needed.


Best Features

Low maintenance. Reliable. Comfortable.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage.


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Great Truck
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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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