Best truck on the road
ROT! This truck's reliability has been pretty damn amazing, the only problems it seems to ever have is issues due to rust/rot. I live in the Northeast where there are long, harsh winters with generously salted roads, and the road salt eats these trucks alive. It's a shame too.
The coolant system has had some issues in recent years with hose blowouts, fittings leaking, and nasty rusty coolant. This has also caused the heater not to work in the truck... not fun in the winter.
Power window started slipping on the driver's side. It was fixed with a new gear kit, but within a few months, it started doing it again.
The twin traction beam front suspension...it's a love/hate deal with that set up. It's tough as nails, but you have to keep the alignment in check or it will eat up the tires.
There has been some issues with the 2 fuel tank setup. The gas gauge doesn't work on one of the tanks, and it needed new sending units once upon a time. I guess other people have had even worse issues with these tanks though.
The exhaust manifolds cracked a long time ago. I've heard that is also a very common thing on these Fords. Very expensive fix.
Absolutely amazing truck. The styling of this truck, F-150 XLT 4x4 Flare Side Supercab, is probably my favorite truck designs of all time. The 92-96s F-series have a good mix of old school and new school styling that I think look really good together. The Electric Current Red color of the truck is really beautiful paint, and it still looks good to this day! The pink and purple stripes in between the lower valence trim and the main red color look a bit dated... but it's a 93... pink and purple were in back then... I think? Haha.
The interior has held up amazingly, well even after the original owner's abuse. The captain's chairs are awesomely comfortable, and the dashboard has nicely placed controls and easily visable gauges. The dark charcoal color of the interior looks really good... much better than the lighter colors of the new school F-150s. The rear seat could be a bit more comfortable that's for sure; it's too low and needs way more support and better angling... that has been addressed on later models though. But overall, for an almost 20 year old design, the interior of the truck still looks quite modern.
The truck rides and drives great for its age, miles, and condition. It always rode extremely well for a truck, much better then the Chevys and Dodges I have ridden in.
The 302 V8 is kind of a dog. I'll admit it. I cannot knock it too much though, it has been tough as nails. It's not the best on gas either. The transmission has also proven itself, even though I don't feel the shifting allows the engine's power to be used to its maximum potential though.
This truck has been tough as nails. There has been absolutely zero mechanical failures in the last 30,000 miles or so. None. Amazing. If it wasn't for the rot like mentioned above, this truck would roll over 250,000 like nothing, I guarantee. I love it, and I will hate to see it when it goes. I just hope the new school F-150s are just as good... probably not though!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th October, 2010