1995 Ford F150 4.9 inline 6 cylinder
It's true when they say Built Ford Tough
Power steering pump, brakes front and rear, freeze plugs, cooling system needed maintenance... all normal wear and tear, and not expensive.
Built Ford Tough is a true motto. I did not have high expectations when I bought this truck as a used fleet vehicle from a county sheriff department. The PD had treated the truck pretty bad. The bed and tailgate were rough and the interior was shot. I think it must've been used to haul stuff for the PD by some people that tried to destroy it.
This truck has always started, and never has given me any trouble. I have towed boats, cars, and large trailers full of stuff no sweat. I take good care of it and don't race to the next red light. Just little things like brakes, cooling maintenance (Southwest, USA), and a power steering pump. In my opinion the routine maintenance has been much less than I ever expected.
Gas mileage is not too bad for a truck that's pretty big. The only bad thing I ever did was take a whole pallet of porcelain tiles (maybe 1800+ pounds) in the bed. Local dealer serviced the cooling system and replaced the freeze plugs, and the cooling system remained high, but one year later I took it to a local shop who recommended I replace freeze plugs and I thought they were a scam until I let them do it and the truck stays in the "C" range on the cooling now and runs really nice... I guess the dealer charged me but never did the job, who knows?? I now have a local shop that does things right (oil change, cooling, brakes, etc).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th June, 2015