1989 Ford F350 Reviews from North America

1989 Ford F350 460

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 460 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired136000 miles
Most recent distance144000 miles
Previous carGMC Sonoma

Summary:

Disappointing and frustrating most of the time

Faults:

In the 8k I've owned it:

1) Charging problem, bad wiring.

2) Ignition control module failure.

3) Overheating problem.

4) Water pump went out, went through the radiator.

5) Rear brakes lock up.

6) Steering issues.

7) Ignition switch intermittent.

8) Door locks quit working.

9) Signal lights don't turn off by themselves.

10) Fuel gauges quit working.

11) Have to engage the ignition switch twice before it will start. Turns over, but doesn't start until the 2nd turn of the switch.

12) 460 has no power.

General Comments:

The truck is sprung heavy and can handle heavy loads.

Very unreliable, and poor fuel economy, considering the lack of power for towing or hauling, given it is very low geared.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th October, 2011

1989 Ford F350 XLT Lariat dually 4 door 514 ci

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 514 ci Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance147000 miles
Previous carFord Econoline

Summary:

I love my truck

Faults:

I have had to replace the master brake cylinder.

Clutch pedal bracket, which attaches to the clutch cylinder rod, broke.

Power window regulator passenger side died.

Fuel pump in the rear tank has not worked since I bought it.

General Comments:

Seeing how this truck has a 514 stroker motor, the German 5 sp. transmission and a 4:10 third member, I have decided to have the third member re geared to a 3:55, which was a choice from Ford when manufactured. 2200 rpm at 55 mph is not fun.

The truck has all the torque in the world, and anything that has gone wrong for me is just maintenance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2010

1989 Ford F350 XLT Lariat 7.3L diesel

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 7.3L diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles
Previous carFord F350

Summary:

Great truck!

Faults:

The first fuel pump lasted a good amount of time. The second fuel pump was not correctly used on the truck.

While being towed to have the second fuel pump repaired, the transmission locked up because it was not put into neutral (the clutch was set).

The driver seat is worn, but what do you expect after all these years.

General Comments:

It's 13 years old and runs as good as new.

Carries a full load with little difficulty.

Perfect for the family man who needs a full ton truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2002

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 3 reviews