1979 Ford F150 Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1979 Ford F150 5.0 High Output from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.0 High Output Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance81500 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

Loud and loveable

Faults:

I blew the engine in my truck about a year ago and parked till I had the money to put a new one in it.

That's all that's ever gone wrong with it.

General Comments:

It's a good old truck.

It's black with red pinstripe it looks OK.

I just dropped a high output 5.0 in it before I put it in I took it and, but solid lifters, single plane intake, a four barrel carb., and dual exhaust glass packs and split pipes at the end.

The fastest I've had it is about 130 Miles per hour.

It's an awesome hill jumper to.

I got a nice stereo in it to, but I'm not gonna go into it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2003

1979 Ford F150 2.0 - 302 from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 2.0 - 302 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired155000 miles
Most recent distance205000 miles
Previous carGMC Pickup

Summary:

The most fun truck I had

Faults:

Transmission started popping out of gear.

Clutch went out, twice.

Tailgate fell off due to rust.

Blinker switch physically broke.

Shifter jammed up on new drivers.

Linkage worn for clutch petal.

General Comments:

Despite this being a beater I loved it. The '79 with the square headlights, but before the nasty 80's changes looked the best. A little doggier in the low range of 3rd gear at first. Then the '76 302 would go from 75 mph to the needle on to the "M" on "MPH" on the bottom of the gage in just a few seconds. Could get getting rubber in 2nd gear take off.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2002

1979 Ford F150 XLT RWD 5-speed 4.2 V6 SPI from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.2 V6 SPI Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carMercury Cougar

Summary:

Best handling truck I have ever driven

Faults:

Recalls...

There is a stress crack in the doors that is actually a recall, but Ford likes to keep it under their hats. They don't know what to do about it. I had sticky door ajar switches but I fixed them with WD-40.

Check Engine light turns on whenever the engine gets wet. Not a big deal.

The doors are built very poorly.

NEEDS a traction lock differential.

NEEDS a rear sway bar to eliminate wheel hop.

Air filter's dirty and I don't wanna change it.

General Comments:

This truck is great on gas, has LOADS of torque for a V6, corners like a demon, and it's my favorite color.

The RWD manual transmission XLT's are very low to the ground and have very rigid suspension, I can't believe how well it handles on turns, it's great.

Tip: Don't let the guys at fast service stations set your tire pressure at 32 PSI, it will cause the tires to start chopping. Fill the tires to the recommended inflation pressure that is posted on the tire, don't listen to the lube guys.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2001

1979 Ford F150 Ranger 4x4 300 6cyl from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1979
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 300 6cyl Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles

Summary:

A show truck for someone

Faults:

Tires, hoses, belts, batteries, heater coil, new heater hoses, etc. The truck is 21 years old and in great condition!

General Comments:

A collectors item for sure.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2000

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 18 reviews