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Should Not Have Broken
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By I got a Lemon
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB


Review

Poor fuel economy. Transmission died at 77,000 miles. A/C was blowing a foul smell. Turns out to be a leaking heater core. Replaced that at 105,000. Both were expensive repairs and neither should have gone out that soon. To top it off, I replaced the battery and got two starts out of it. Not the vehicle's fault, but leaves me wondering what is next. I don't trust my Ford to be there for me. I'm looking at other manufacturers.


Best Features

Tight turning radius.


Worst Features

Better fuel economy and more reliable parts. Maybe mine was a lemon but I'm turned off from Ford.


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Best truck I ever owned
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By Jerrys Truck
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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB


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I now have 275,000 miles on my 97 F150. The only thing I have had to do to it is new front brake pads, new fan belt, 1 new battery, change plugs and plug wires twice, 3 sets of tires, 1 set of shocks, 1 coil pack, and kept the oil changed. Everything else is original. If this truck was to quit on me today I would buy another one. I park it on a concrete driveway every day and there is not one drop of fluid where it sits. I love driving a truck that is paid for and I can depend on!


Best Features

Best riding truck I have every road in. Still looks new.


Worst Features

Stereo system needs better speakers!


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Fun, Strong, Workhorse
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By Justin
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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab LB


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I love my truck! It is so much fun to drive and comfortable to boot. The engine is plenty powerful for all applications and the truck can haul some mega weight. The only complaint I have is the back window which leaks in around the seals. Apparently it was a design flaw by Ford and can be fixed easily at a glass place (providing you have the money to do so!). As far as the gas mileage, it's what you would expect for a truck (*slurp**slurp*).


Best Features

I really enjoy having the 8 foot bed on the truck. I also like the room in the rear of the cab.


Worst Features

Better fuel economy, different back window design so it won't leak and a tighter turning radius.


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Good American Product
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By hydropump
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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Good experience, drives easily. Minor problems recently with "fault light" erratic turn on/off. No material structural problems. Normal tire wear. No alignment problems. This is my most recent Ford and much better service than 1988 and 1978 similar versions.


Best Features

Super Cab.


Worst Features

Four doors on supercab models would be a better arrangement.


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F 150 junk
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By cchfd
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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


Review

No more Fords for me. Truck has extensive work done to it from transmissions to exhaust manifolds. Not reliable and would never own another one.


Best Features

Interior.


Worst Features

Better parts not inferior expensive junk.


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