1997 Ford F-150 Consumer Review: F150 Work Horse

1997 Ford F-150 - Consumer Review

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XLT Extended Cab Pickup (4.6L V8 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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F150 Work Horse
By Bolio on


1997 Ford F-150 XLT 3dr Extended Cab 4WD LB


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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