1998 Ford F-150 Consumer Review: 10 years of excellent service

1998 Ford F-150 - Consumer Review

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

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10 years of excellent service
By kcokc on


1998 Ford F-150 XL 2dr Regular Cab SB


Bought new in August 98. XL 4.2 V6, 5- speed 3.55 axle, with XLT interior. TX/OK package. Reliability - one of the best vehicles I've owned. Never had a breakdown, only real repair was replacement of turn signal switch. Good power for a 6 cylinder, have towed way more than recommended limit for short distances. Only complaint is fuel economy (lack of). 15-16 MPG in urban driving, 20 on highway cruise at interstate speed. Owned two Chevy p/u's before, this F150 is better truck by far for a work vehicle/tough truck. Chevy's were more confortable, more economical to drive. Gonna miss the old ford when it goes to a new owner shortly. First Ford, was great choice!

Best Features

Toughness, reliability. Good power for V6. Comfortable ride. Learned to like it's looks after a while.

Worst Features

Improve the fuel economy! Improve the rear wheel anti-lock brakes! Anti-lock kicks in just before you skid to a stop! Got tired of complaining, learned to live without any effective anti-lock feature. I'm sure later models have fixed both complaints.
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