1991 Ford F150 Custom 4.9 300 inline six cylinder

Summary:

Dependable

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I have been very pleased with this truck. Not a single thing has gone wrong with it, unless you count a flat bald tire while off-roading it.

It has 2:42 gears in the 8.8 open rear axle, and 65 MPH is 1500 RPM. My last fill up was 20.3 MPG.

It was a nice looking truck until three pine trees and a power pole fell on it in the last big storm, but I still drive it daily. Regular maintenance has been done and the motor is strong. I am almost sad to know I am stripping it down for parts for my 89 Bronco, and the very high mile motor from the F150 is going straight into my Bronco.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2012

1991 Ford F150 XLT Lariat 5.0L

Summary:

Great truck

Faults:

Water pump had been replaced.

General Comments:

This was a gift from my uncle and is my first vehicle. I love this truck, and it has ran great for me, and besides the water pump, tires, and other basic things, it is completely original.

The one thing I have changed is the exhaust, which is now dual 24 inch Glasspacks. Sounds awesome. It's worth buying, and I plan on keeping it as a project truck forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2012

1991 Ford F150 XLT V8 351

Summary:

I needed a 4x4 for the bad weather, and this fit the bill

Faults:

I had to replace a sliding window latch.

Had a cracked manifold bolt replaced.

Some minor interior repairs. And removed a canopy and found a more aerodynamic model.

Old owner let it sit for 3 to 5 years without starting, so I got a tune-up and inspection. Oh, I did not pay but $205.00 for the truck.

The bed liner is great, but the color is ugly, so I will change that.

General Comments:

The truck handles great, the cab needs cleaning up, and I need to drive it more often than the previous owner. With dual tanks, this is a great truck for camping, and I mean real rough camping.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th July, 2011

1991 Ford F150 XLT Lariat 4.9L straight 6

Summary:

Bullet proof awesome pulling power

Faults:

All I had to do is put in a converter in tranny.

General Comments:

The truck will not get out of it's own way. It will pull like no other. Love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2009

8th Nov 2009, 04:59

Nice! I love that 300 inline six. All during the eighties my dad had a '78 pickup with that motor, but it was an automatic and seemed to be set up for economy, so maybe the gearing was a lot higher than yours. It cruised nicely at 60 all day long, seemed like it got in the high teens mpg if I remember rightly.

Later on we had some workmen's vans with the 300 six and five speed manual transmissions - now those were great little vehicles - quite economical, and lasted forever. I think we got at least 200K out of each of those before we let them go.

1991 Ford F150 Custom 4.9L (300 CI) Inline-Six

Summary:

Most problems due to owner's negligence

Faults:

Went through three batteries in a five-month period due to a short that I was never able to pin down.

Replaced the alternator, due to the above problem.

The fuel pump selector switch blew out, and one of the connectors was obsolete.

The neck for the upper radiator hose ripped off; a stupid misuse of plastic.

The air-conditioner and the fuel pump for the front tank never worked. I never had sufficient funds to fix either problem, so I just lived with them.

The rear fuel tank had a bad float, resulting in a bobbing fuel gauge.

It idled rough when cold, most likely due to a bad gasket in the fuel-injection system. I bought the gasket, but never replaced it.

The engine did not return the fuel economy that some claimed it would -- that was not due to my driving style.

General Comments:

I bought this truck to replace my rock-solid-reliable 1992 Toyota pickup, which had been totaled.

This truck drove like a truck should -- very fun to drive! It could also be shifted into fifth gear at 35 MPH without lugging. The inline-six was a great engine, and the transmission was bulletproof.

Having the rubber floor-mat and no headliner was nice, but the Bronco captain's chairs installed by a previous owner were a pain (the driving position was uncomfortably offset).

Had to get rid of this one after I lost my job and could no longer afford to keep it.

I should have done a more thorough inspection on this truck before I purchased it, and been a little more on-top of the maintenance. I might well consider another Ford truck, but will definitely inspect my next vehicle more carefully before buying it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th August, 2009