1986 Ford F150 XL 5.0 liter from North America
The truck hasn't run well since I've purchased it. It barely passes smog, even with 20,000 miles on it. I've replaced numerous fuel components on it, over and over again. This includes fuel pressure regulator (sprayed gasoline all over engine compartment... luckily no engine fire. Very dangerous). Also multiple replacements of fuel pumps, secondary fuel filter, injectors, etc. Spark plug wires keep failing, I have to replace about every year. The computer chip has failed, was on recall, but truck had too many miles on it.
Dashboard literally fell to pieces after about 10 years. The speaker grille is now a big hole. The doors keep getting misaligned. The window molding started leaking in 1995 or so. The seatbelts failed in 1994. The visors both failed in 1994 or so. The are hanging crookedly. Poor design.
The truck leaks profusely in the rain. The headliner fell off in the late 90s. The seats are totally gone now, I'm sitting on foam rubber. The master cylinder keeps going out. The A/C has NEVER worked. Never. Ever.
I don't know why this truck gets good reviews. I use it for a work truck, and I can't afford anything better, but its been a big disappointment.
The truck has NEVER run smoothly. No one can fix it. The dealer can't even get it to run right. Idle is rough. Barely passes smog.
No intermittent windshield wipers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th January, 2005
23rd Feb 2005, 18:56
Maybe you guys are driving your trucks too hard. Mine has been from Spokane Wa to Minneapolis mn three times and I don't have wrecked interior or anything that you are talking about. general maintenance is what has kept my truck running smooth not just fixing things when they are broken.