1986 Ford F150 XL EXPLORER 5.0L 302 from North America
They don't make them like this anymore..
First of all, I bought the car used in January 2006.
The rear brake lines had to be replaced at 146 000 kms. The cost for parts is obviously cheap since it is a north-american vehicle, approx. $35 and the whole bill itself was $ 175 and I could of done the job myself or like any of you do-it-your-selfers out there.
Yes indeed, the visors don't stay in place. Unscrew the 3 little screws and you will understand why...
I had to do bodywork on the car and kept it on primer since then.
I changed the oil...
I put air in the tires.
Read very carefully folks, this comment might be very revealing to most of you...
If you are to purchase a vehicle and you know what you're going to do with it, then you will know where to put your money. In all cases, motor vehicles need regular maintenance and this isn't new, but seems to be a let-down for some of you.
My F-150 has a small block Ford 302 which is indestructible and unbelievably reliable. It has a good battery and well maintained ignition parts so the truck starts first kick.
The truck is NORTH-AMERICAN, so the company built the truck according to our climate. You can count on your truck in any kind of weather, including extreme conditions.
It was made so you can repair it yourself and don't have to be NASA rocket scientist to do the job. After-market parts and resale for these vehicles is a huge business and a standard is set for small block motors, so you don't wait or have to order parts from the moon.
I don't recall buying, new or used, such roadworthy and reliable vehicle. I would recommend this pick-up to anyone. Common sense is your best option when buying a used vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th September, 2006
I got this truck for FREE so it does have its small problems, but it was only due to lack of maintenance. It was a cracked head gasket so it is a cheap fix. But other than that it runs like a dream and has a very smooth ride even on our Alberta farm roads were it looks like a wash board. Its got all the power a person can use uphill or accelerating.