1992 Ford F150 Flareside XLT 4.9L from North America

Summary:

One of these days I think it will be a true classic

Faults:

The only major thing that happened to this truck was the engine got out of time and the exhaust manifolds starting leaking bad so I had that fixed. This happened at about 230,000 miles and just the other day I had to put a slave cylinder in it. Not bad for a truck that has traveled 252,000 miles. It also has had just general maintenance repairs made to it to keep it in good shape.

General Comments:

This a very dependable truck and it will always stay in the family if I got anything to do with it. The truck looks like new on the inside and expect for the clear coat coming off on the passegar side door the outside shines like a jewel. They built a good truck when they made this one and that 300 in-line 6 cylinder engine is the toughest ever made. This pickup still has many miles ahead of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2003

1992 Ford F150 XL 302 from North America

Summary:

A BIG BOAT

Faults:

2nd engine.

Oil leak, but fixed.

Running board came off.

Radiator leak fixed.

General Comments:

Lots of power, great for skids, captain chairs are very comfortable, good stock speakers.

Could get another 100 000 km on it

Bought it for $12 000, worth right now $5 000.

Lots of head and leg room.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2003

1992 Ford F150 LX 5.0L V8 from North America

Summary:

A good farm truck

Faults:

Right after I got the F-150 the starter went. ($250.00).

Then, on a long trip (1600 km) from Winnipeg to Minneapolis, the housing behind the water pump had a crack in it. (I didn't know this). Repair cost: $260 US (replaced water pump).

Transmission repair (leaking fluid at Torque converter) - 100,000 KM Cost: $990 dollars. (It leaked every time it would sit after running). Basic replace of torque converter. Mechanic said "This happens on all Ford Electronic Overdrive transmissions".

New tires (normal), new brakes (normal wear). Several manual fixes to the cracked seal behind the water pump (I could not afford the costs to replace the housing). So I baby'd it.

The front fuel tank was impossible to fill in Canada (kept burping up). But it worked great in the US because many stations there use "vacuum pumps" in their gas stations. They suck the air out of the tank while filling. Canada ones don't do that. : (

General Comments:

It was a nice truck over all, but the reliability was starting to get to me ($$). And, the hungry V-8 engine was very thirsty! 30.00 in gas every 4 days. Wow!

The truck drives, well, like a damn truck. I grew up driving them so I expected a 'so-so' ride on a bench seat. I loved the over drive. It would never jump out of O/D even going UP a hill and loaded!

I miss it. But I don't miss the repair issues and the high cost of gasoline consumption.

-CS.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th August, 2002

16th Jan 2003, 18:38

All of the reasons that you listed are exactly why you don't, but from Ford. Next time go with something not made in America, such as a Toyota.

10th Nov 2004, 17:56

Actually, I would consider a 2005 Ford F150 over a Toyota Tundra any day. The truck is solid and works.

-CS.

2nd Apr 2006, 21:21

Looking back at my 2004 comments... I would not buy another truck at this time. I spent too many years driving them. I have driven quite a few sports cars and even some regular "imports". I love German cars. Anyway, my original comments ring the same... now that gas is 1.10 per liter (Canadian), I am grateful I got rid of it.

Stoneman / CS.

18th Mar 2009, 20:49

Where in the world would you pay 250 to get a starter replaced? That's way too much, I think your mechanic was ripping you off big time. Labor is so simple for a starter. 15 minute job. Look for other mechanics. 250 with starter included is high.

1992 Ford F150 4.9L I-6 300ci from North America

General Comments:

Don't ever have to worry about changing the timing chain in this engine, like you do in the V8s. It has no chain, just gear drive (lasts forever).

Unlike the other survey person with the same truck, I have had no troubles. Don't listen to him, he thinks the I-6 is a 302 - everyone knows the 302 is a popular V8. So which engine does he have? And again, he blames Ford for his lack of transmission skills (thinks he is a mechanic). Goes to show you lack of brain cells.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 1999

25th Jul 2001, 21:04

You are exactly right. That guy doesn't know what he is talking about. And as far as I am concerned the 302 is the best V8 ever built. Might not have as much power as say a 351 Windsor, but in my opinion the 302 will last a lot longer. And any Ford will out last a Chevy any day, even if a young boy is driving the Ford and an old man is driving the Chevy.