1997 Ford F-150 Consumer Review: 2007 Update on '97 F150

1997 Ford F-150 - Consumer Review

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

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2007 Update on '97 F150
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1997 Ford F-150 3dr Extended Cab SB


I purchased this vehicle with 60k miles on it 5 years ago. It has towed a trailer on 1,000 mile trips, been a daily driver. Oil change every 3k, and all scheduled maintenance. I just had the rear differential noise issue arise, and had the dealer use the factory ring and pinon kit...rather then trying used axles. Also new shocks. Other then that, it contines to run well. The ball joints squeak, the truck feels like it is out of alignment when it is not. No complaints otherwise. The 4.6L V8 is okay, not great for power. Likewise 17mpg is as good as mileage gets. If you can find one of these used in good shape, save yourself $20k compared to a new truck.

Best Features

Handling, comfort, styling

Worst Features

Squeaky ball joints, rear view mirrors flimsy and expensive.
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