1986 Ford F150 XL 4.9 I-6 from North America
Probably the most reliable truck ever made
Overall the truck has been very good to me and has only had minor problems.
The worst thing to ever happen to it was being hit by another car, resulting in the door having to be replaced.
As with most people who own this truck, the carburetor became loose and had to be tightened down again.
When the carburetor is not tightened down the catalytic converter pops and the truck backfires.
Tailgate handle ceased working at about 99,000 miles.
Passenger side brake had to be replaced after producing excessive heat at about 55,000 miles.
Sun has cracked and discolored the dashboard pretty well.
Clutch had to be replaced at about 105,000 miles.
Drivers side seat has a large tear in it after so many years.
Usual tune-ups and oil changes have been performed as needed.
The truck has the power to haul what you need reliably.
Over its life it has been inexpensive to maintain.
Its has never quit on me once.
Four-wheel drive works very well.
Truck runs better if converted to a dual exhaust rather than the stock single exhaust.
Engine still runs like new, even after 108,000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th May, 2003