1984 Ford F150 Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1984 Ford F150 4x4 302 V8, C6 trans from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 302 V8, C6 trans Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired54 miles
Most recent distance166000 miles
Previous carFord F100

Summary:

Dependable and strong

Faults:

Rebuilt engine 3yrs.ago.

Two new water pumps (don't remember when).

New carberator 4v.

4 or 5 sets of valve cover gaskets (after all it is a Ford)

Alternator.

Brake booster& master cylinder.

Ignition box.

General Comments:

I inherited this truck from my father. Don't let the low miles fool you it's been worked very hard, towed a 27' camper to beach and back (about 600miles one way, once or twice per year for about 12yrs) (camper is bigger and weights 2x more than truck!). This truck runs when nothing else does.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2003

1984 Ford F150 300 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 300 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance262000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

The lap of luxury, circa 1984

Faults:

For 262,000 miles this truck has been incredible. The clutch has been totally rebuilt, and the engine was replaced at 90,000 miles (I don't know why.) Other than that it has been minor work off and on. I recently rebuilt the carb. and replaced the master cylinder.

The only major complaint is the rust from being a North Dakota truck. It is in need of major rust removal and repair and then a paint job.

General Comments:

This truck is awesome, turned tighter than the 2002 Ranger I had and could take it off the line.

The seats have worn out however, and it kills my back after having been used to the bucket seats of the Ranger (which I wrecked 12/13/02).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2003

1984 Ford F150 Super Cab 5.8 High Output from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.8 High Output Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance302114 miles
Previous carBuick Riviera

Summary:

We love it almost like a family member

Faults:

The fuel pump went out when it was only about a year old. I replaced it only that once. The factory installed AM/FM Cassette died in 1990 and I replaced it with an in-dash Alpine unit that still works fine. I replaced the starter and power steering pump in 1991. The Alternator has been replaced twice. From about 50k miles on, I had rear main seal leaks from time to time - replacements would usually last a couple of years before it would start leaking again. At 197k miles, I had a bad rear main seal leak and it ran out of oil on my son during a fire-wood gathering trip. I had the local garage completely rebuild the engine, and now have about 5k miles on the rebuild, and a little over 300,000 miles on the truck. The self adjusters on the rear brakes have never worked as they should have and need work again right now.

General Comments:

It is and has always been a very strong and durable truck. When it was new, it was exceptionally fast for a truck. The C6 transmission shifts as well today as it did the day I took ownership of it. I am 6' 3" and 270 lbs. and the seating has always been very comfortable and roomy because of the extra room in the Super-Cab. In fact, roominess, especially leg room was the main factor that sold me on this truck in 1984. At that time, no other manufacturer was producing an extended cab model truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2002

5th Jul 2009, 21:38

I have just purchased a 1984 F 150 with the carbureted 302 and A.O.D. transmission. It is in very good shape overall, I just have to replace the voltage regulator on it. I hope that this old girl will be around for a long time, a lot longer than my 1990 GMC 1500 that I just got rid of.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 13 reviews