1991 Ford F150 XLT Lariat 4.9L straight 6 from North America


Bullet proof awesome pulling power


All I had to do is put in a converter in tranny.

General Comments:

The truck will not get out of it's own way. It will pull like no other. Love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2009

8th Nov 2009, 04:59

Nice! I love that 300 inline six. All during the eighties my dad had a '78 pickup with that motor, but it was an automatic and seemed to be set up for economy, so maybe the gearing was a lot higher than yours. It cruised nicely at 60 all day long, seemed like it got in the high teens mpg if I remember rightly.

Later on we had some workmen's vans with the 300 six and five speed manual transmissions - now those were great little vehicles - quite economical, and lasted forever. I think we got at least 200K out of each of those before we let them go.

1991 Ford F150 Custom 4.9L (300 CI) Inline-Six from North America


Most problems due to owner's negligence


Went through three batteries in a five-month period due to a short that I was never able to pin down.

Replaced the alternator, due to the above problem.

The fuel pump selector switch blew out, and one of the connectors was obsolete.

The neck for the upper radiator hose ripped off; a stupid misuse of plastic.

The air-conditioner and the fuel pump for the front tank never worked. I never had sufficient funds to fix either problem, so I just lived with them.

The rear fuel tank had a bad float, resulting in a bobbing fuel gauge.

It idled rough when cold, most likely due to a bad gasket in the fuel-injection system. I bought the gasket, but never replaced it.

The engine did not return the fuel economy that some claimed it would -- that was not due to my driving style.

General Comments:

I bought this truck to replace my rock-solid-reliable 1992 Toyota pickup, which had been totaled.

This truck drove like a truck should -- very fun to drive! It could also be shifted into fifth gear at 35 MPH without lugging. The inline-six was a great engine, and the transmission was bulletproof.

Having the rubber floor-mat and no headliner was nice, but the Bronco captain's chairs installed by a previous owner were a pain (the driving position was uncomfortably offset).

Had to get rid of this one after I lost my job and could no longer afford to keep it.

I should have done a more thorough inspection on this truck before I purchased it, and been a little more on-top of the maintenance. I might well consider another Ford truck, but will definitely inspect my next vehicle more carefully before buying it.

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

Review Date: 26th August, 2009

1991 Ford F150 Lariat 4.9 I-6 from North America


Good truck. Would buy another


The paint on the hood has been flaking for some time now. I was told by a Ford person that a latex primer was used, and that this is the problem with the paint. No recall on it for paint.

When first purchased, I had the truck undercoated. The undercoating people and the Ford dealership failed to notice that the rear gas tank strap was not firmly bolted on... I drove 50 miles from the dealership onto the freeway and was on my street when the gas tank dropped onto the street. After swearing for a few minutes, I walked up and down the street and found the nuts that came loose and managed to get the gas tank back in place, but not before I got my clothes full of undercoating that had yet to dry.

General Comments:

No major repairs in all these years. The truck has developed oil leaks, and has a cracked windshield, but as far as running down the road, it continues to do pretty good.

I forgot to mention that the power steering has been whining since I got it. The steering wheel has some play, and I know that it should be looked at and probably replaced. I thought that perhaps this might be a common problem and get a recall on it... but that hasn't happened.

The driver's side of the bench seat is wearing thin, but that is expected after all these miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2009