1990 Ford F150 Custom 4.9 inline 6 cylinder from North America
Fuel pump. This truck had two gas tanks, which means a fuel pump in each tank. I simply flipped the switch over to the other tank and it started right up and made it the rest of the way. I replaced the fuel pump myself and saved money.
Bought this new in 1990.
This truck was a real bargain for me as I prefer plain vehicles, being a real cheapskate.
This truck was two wheel drive, had no A/C or cruise control, had manual roll down windows, manual locks, etc. Manual bench seat. No carpet, just the vinyl mat.
It was a regular cab with the 8 foot bed. Was white with no chrome accents on it, and just the standard issue "dog dish" style hub caps. My broke friends often teased me about this truck :-)
Had the 4.9 litre inline six with the E4OD automatic transmission.
It was slow and sure, but I'm never in a hurry. Driving fast is expensive.
It was the smoothest riding vehicle I ever owned. I especially liked the way it handled and steered.
It was ergonomically designed. You could operate the simple controls by feel, without taking your eyes off the road. And the dimmer switch was still on the floor. Loved that.
It was my main vehicle for 21 years!
It never once failed to start. Even in sub-zero temperatures.
The alternator failed and the red warning light came on. I was only 5 minutes from home. Got a new alternator for $80.00, put it on myself in 30 minutes.
Was easy to maintain myself and cheap to insure and license. I do my own maintenance and never modify my vehicles or loan them out.
During my ownership, it was the most reliable vehicle I had ever owned.
I am not affiliated with the auto industry, just giving an honest review.
If you can stand a vehicle without all the "extras" you won't have "extra" potential for "extra" problems that cost "extra" money to fix. And if you drive it long enough, the depreciation is much less of a factor. Paid $11,000.00 for it new and got 21 years. It didn't owe me a nickel :-)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th July, 2016