1985 Ford F150 Reviews

1985 Ford F150 XLT Lariat 351w from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 351w Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired105203 miles
Most recent distance200044 miles
Previous carGMC Sierra

Summary:

I LOVE this truck

Faults:

When I first purchased it, the timing needed to be set up, and the radiator needed to be replaced.

A few months after purchasing it, the alternator went out.

A week after the alternator went out, the starter went out.

A few months after replacing the starter, the alternator went out again.

A few months after the second alternator replacement, the battery was too old to hold a charge anymore.

A couple weeks ago, the dual fuel tank switch quit working.

General Comments:

All in all, I love this truck. I drive it everyday and use it as a work truck.

I liked my previous truck, which was a 1982 GMC Sierra Classic, but that rusted in half.

This truck has been garage kept its whole life, and I continue to keep it garaged. This is a half ton two wheel drive standard cab long bed model, which is my favorite.

Although I do like four wheel drives, I just can't let this truck go.

It is a beautiful two tone blue. It is mostly dark blue, with light blue going down the sides, and dark blue again at the very bottom. I have added 15" Cragar SS wheels and tinted windows to make this truck stick out a little, and it looks awesome.

I have had this truck for a little over 2 years now, and it has never given me a lot of trouble; just the normal things that wear out with any older vehicle.

I also have dual straight pipes with glasspacks that make this truck the beast it is.

All I can say is I love this truck, and it's my most favorite ride I ever had.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2010

1985 Ford F150 xl 5.0 from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired186752 miles
Most recent distance187000 miles
Previous carFord Crown Victoria

Summary:

This truck is unstoppable

Faults:

I have noticed that it leaks just a little bit of oil. I had to replace the wiper blades. that's about it.

General Comments:

I LOVE this truck!

It starts every time.

It shifts perfect even with a hair under 200k miles.

The engine sounds amazing, no knocking for example.

The seats are very comfortable.

Everything is easy to reach from the drivers seat.

It handles very well.

It has tons of power, it feels like I can pull anything with no trouble at all.

The four wheel drive is truly amazing, I went mudding and found it impossible to get the truck stuck.

When I am in this truck I feel like it is an extension of me. It is just a big old workhorse that keeps on moving.

I love the way it looks, drives, performs, etc etc etc

I have owned everything from s10's to silverado's, and was just never that impressed with the Chevy's, this is the first f150 I have ever owned, and I am never turning back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2008

1985 Ford F150 XLT LARIAT 5.8 2bbl H.O. from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.8 2bbl H.O. Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles

Summary:

A tough machine

Faults:

My vale cover gaskets went bad.

The back part of the cab inside is sun dried and it is crumbling, but not real bad.

AC line has a hole in it.

Power window switch are messed up.

General Comments:

This truck will pull a real heavy load.

Its also like a caddy. when at higher speeds it rides smoother.

Even though it is a 2bbl. it still has power. I also like the room that you have when it is EXT. cab and also a long wheel base. I never knew all of the things that you could fit back there.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st October, 2004

1985 Ford F150 F-150 302 EFI from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 302 EFI Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance151000 miles

Summary:

A mean off-road machine

Faults:

Water pump went when I bought it, but I knew it was going bad.

Blew the #3 injector, changed it out and it ran rough, changed out the Throttle Position Sensor and fixed it.

Melted through my main vacuum lines and started running bad. Changed out bad lines and fixed it.

General Comments:

I have did a lot to this truck to make it what it is today.

I put a 6" suspension lift on it.

Geared the axles with 4.56:1 gears and put in lockers.

Many other additions and this truck uses them well.

I have put this truck through hard times and it keeps coming back for more.

Best truck I've ever owned and it keeps getting better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2002

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 4 reviews