1997 Ford F-150 Consumer Review: 1997 F150 4.2L Ext. Cab

1997 Ford F-150 - Consumer Review

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XL Extended Cab Pickup (4.2L V6 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
1997 F150 4.2L Ext. Cab
By Cranky on


1997 Ford F-150 XL 3dr Extended Cab SB


Lots of interior room, good instrument
layout and enjoyable to drive. Mech.
probs. incl. torque converter failed
at 60k ($1200), head gasket leak at
93k ($2000) fast brake wear (changed
to ceramic pads ($75 pair) reduced
freq.of pad replacement), ball joints
replaced ($400 cost), gas city ~11
mpg, highway ~16 mpg, oxygen sensor
failure at 65K ($40). I have mixed
feelings about the vehicle overall but
still like the comfort of driving it.
New body design on the 2004 is too
boxy looking so I probably would not
buy a newer model F150 anyway. Too
bad, I liked the styling of the
previous models.

Best Features

Cabin layout, driving and space.

Worst Features

Engine gasket redesign, no perm. ball joints, use ceramic brake pads, improve transmission reliability, gas mileage, electrical glitches.
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