1979 Ford F350 Reviews from North America

1979 Ford F350 Camper Special 460

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 460 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired400000 miles
Most recent distance432000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

This is

Faults:

Power steering pump after sitting for two years.

Radiator after a towing accident.

Several batteries until upgraded to a 700ca.

Heavy duty starter.

C6 transmission rebuild.

General Comments:

This truck was my Grandfathers' and passed on to me for use as a horse hauling rig. In this aspect it has performed perfectly and never failed to pull any load I asked.

It has been used to pull bumper pull, goose-neck, and fifth wheel trailers up to 45 feet in length.

The Supercab provides an extremely roomy and comfortable space for up to 6 passengers.

The factory dual tanks provide plenty of gas to feed the 7.5 liter engine which only allows for approximately 10 miles per gallon.

The Ford power steering pumps seem to have a continuous noise that requires a little getting used to.

Over all I may have lucked into this truck, but it is one of the greatest work vehicles around.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2003

1979 Ford F350 XL 460 V8

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 460 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired147000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carJeep Wagoneer

Summary:

Get one if you can

Faults:

Replaced radiator.

Repaired rear brakes.

Repaired gas tank switch.

Replaced starter.

Repaired transmission leaks.

Leaks oil (but that can be fixed).

General Comments:

It shows some wear, but who wouldn't after 170K+ miles? I love this truck!

I tow my horses and my travel trailer all over with it and it's always on its feet. It's perfectly geared for towing, and the 460 power is exceptional - just rest your toe on the throttle and it jumps!

It gets really bad mileage, of course, but I can buy a lot of gas with the money I save on a car payment for a comparable new truck. Averaged out, I've spent approx $600.00/year to maintain it. I can live with that!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th November, 2001

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews