1992 Ford F150 Reviews from North America - Page 2 of 6

1992 Ford F150 XLT Flareside 302

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 302 Automatic
Distance when acquired280000 kilometres
Most recent distance281000 kilometres
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Good truck, bad rust

Faults:

Rusty frame issue.

General Comments:

Rusty body + frame, but try to restore. These models 1992 to 1996 F-150's short box standard cab Flaresides are probably the nicest truck out there, but you need the 5 litre or (302) motor.

But now I have to sandblast everything underneath of the truck. But if Ford won't rustproof or undercoat, it's your responsibility to do it. I worked at a scrap yard for many years. I see what comes in. Usually rust overcomes mechanical issues.

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

Review Date: 9th October, 2009

1992 Ford F150 XLT 5.8L 351 V8

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.8L 351 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired158000 miles
Most recent distance235000 miles
Previous carMercury Grand Marquis

Summary:

Great truck!

Faults:

The water pump failed at 183,000 miles.

A brake hose blew at 194,000 miles.

The A/C compressor failed at 201,000 miles.

The muffler rusted off at 208,000 miles.

The inner door handle fell off at 214,000 miles.

The front window got broke when a small rock it it at 218,000 miles (not the truck's fault).

General Comments:

This is a great truck. It has great passing power with the 351, and is still fairly fuel efficient.

I bought this truck in 1999 for $ 2,000. I got it for so cheap because it had high mileage. I'm still driving it today with 235,000 on the odometer with a low amount of repairs.

The truck has very good V8 power, it will beat some vehicles from a red light. And is a very safe highway merger. Even with lots of power, I still average about 14 MPG city, and about 20 MPG highway. Which isn't too bad for a truck this size.

Overall, the truck is pretty comfortable. The ride is a little bouncy, but I think my rear shocks might be causing that. The seats are very comfortable, they are vinyl, so they get hot in the summer.

I have a 8-foot bed and can haul lots of things.

Overall, a great truck!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2009

1992 Ford F150 XLT 351 5.8 V8

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 351 5.8 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance195000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Wonderful truck

Faults:

Front fuel tank leaks.

Rusty body.

Needs rear shocks.

General Comments:

Great truck.

Power is good for a truck this size. It's not a speed demon, but good power.

The ride is comfortable, I don't feel a lot of bumps.

The truck is pretty quiet, except for some wind noise at high speeds. My only complaint is fuel economy. I get 10 MPG city and about 15 MPG highway.

A very good truck. It has 195,000 miles on it now; I think it will make it 295,000!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th June, 2009

1992 Ford F150 Custom 2WD Long Box 4.9 liter inline 6 EFI

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.9 liter inline 6 EFI Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired54300 miles
Most recent distance189366 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

Overall a good truck

Faults:

First clutch replacement was at 64,689 miles. second clutch and slave cylinder replacement was at 165,000 miles. Oil pan rusted out and had to be replaced in 2005 at 142,000 miles. Ball joints were replaced at 104,000 and again at 185,000 miles. Truck still has the original engine and transmission in it.

Truck has new fenders, hood and core support panels. Old panels had heavy rust so I replaced all of them.

General Comments:

Overall, this has been a very reliable truck. It is like the energizer bunny. Keeps on going and going and going and hasn't died yet. Would recommend purchasing Ford trucks prior to 1996 as they have a better reliability record than newer Fords, some of which have problems with ejecting spark plugs.

It has good pickup for a six cylinder with a manual transmission.

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

Review Date: 3rd July, 2008

1992 Ford F150 XL 5.0 V8

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired260000 kilometres
Most recent distance264356 kilometres
Previous carBuick Roadmaster

Summary:

Good truck; I'm gonna see half a million on it

Faults:

Replaced rear differential cover and fluid.

Replaced rear shoes, right rear frame mount and shackle for leaf spring.

Welded small exhaust leak.

General Comments:

Nice truck, reg cab long box automatic.

Plenty of power when needed, surprisingly better on gas in the city than on the back roads.

Well taken care of before I bought it, old man owned and driven. Still ride and drives like a new truck, seeing as it has over a quarter of a million km's on it.

Air conditioning works like a charm.

Not looking forward to next winter, should be a rough time getting it to move sometimes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2008

16th Jun 2008, 14:51

You should easily see half a million. Consumer Reports ran a story on a Ford Ranger that had reached 488,000 miles with no problems, and the F-150 is even tougher. My family put over 325,000+ miles on a Ford car with virtually no problems.

12th May 2010, 11:26

Mine is at a quarter million right now, and still strong as new. I got it for only a thousand used, and got that much out of it a long time ago.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 31 reviews