Excellent value and utility
Backing plate in distributor.
Carburetor re-built twice.
Choke tube rusted away.
Master cylinder (twice).
Normal brake and exhaust repairs.
I bought this F-100 in 1989, it continues to soldier on today in 2009.
Most repairs that have been done are due more to age than actual wear.
This truck has been amazingly reliable and long lived; while I have not driven it particularly hard, it also has not been pampered.
The truck has 4:11 gears, and with the 302 will not top 70 MPH down hill, but for a usable truck it can't be beat. Also due to the low gears, the truck has plenty of pep at low speed. Fuel economy is not great, but not terrible either at about 14 MPG.
The truck sits low to the ground, and therefore is very easy to use to actually work with, unlike many modern trucks, which ride way too high off the ground for easy loading and unloading.
The truck is pretty basic except for power steering and automatic transmission, but as a consequence, pretty much everything on the truck still functions after 37 years.
The old truck also rides surprisingly well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd October, 2009