1993 Ford F150 XLT Flareside 5.0 Liter 302 from North America


I only wish it was standard


Alternator went, my fault when I arced out the battery putting subs in.

One piston ring went from me abusing it.

Vapour cannister cracked so I got terrible mileage but better performance, after I removed it from the motor (was temporary until it became too fun to drive like that.)

Gear selector broke inside of the steering column and I busted the ignition getting the cowl off, so it looked stolen wherever I drove it (specially since I drove it like it was stolen.)

Transmission was a piece of garbage that never wanted to shift... only real problem in the whole vehicle.

Routine maintenance.

General Comments:

Sharp looking vehicle.

Lots of fun to drive with the big 5.0 Liter motor (specially after illegal amounts of octane booster.)

Handled like a champ, could take any corner at ridiculous speeds.

Couple things broke, but it never failed to start.

I would buy another one in a heartbeat, only reason I still don't have it is because some kids stole it and crashed it joyriding.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2008

1993 Ford F150 XLT 5.0L 302 from North America




My truck has worked hard since day 1. Even tho it's a half ton, this truck has hauled more than a lot of trucks, which explain-es for the new engine and tran. Other than that my truck is pretty sound.

General Comments:

Daily driver but works and plays on weekends.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2008

1993 Ford F150 XLT 5.0L V8 from North America


Great Truck


Just Had to Clean the Carb... and that's all.

General Comments:

This is a Fantastic truck it has good acceleration and handles very well, the 5.0 has Great torque and handles pulling stuff very well. The Interior is a little worn, but for a 13 year old truck that's great. this is the best truck I've ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2007

1993 Ford F150 xl 4.9L I6 from North America


Has/is performing its job well


Not including normal wear items:

Torque converter failed $350

Alternator failed twice.

Leaf spring brackets rusted and failed ($675)


Oil pan gasket ($130)

Radiator (twice)

Exhaust (4 times $400+ each time)

Throttle body gasket

Headlight switch

Wiper motor

Transmission shift rod

Fuel pressure regulator

Brake lines ($395)

Power steering lines ($195)

Radius arm bushings ($275)

Heater switch.

These items have been diagnosed as bad and are due for repair/replacement.

Water pump.

Oil pan.

Motor mounts.

Exhaust manifold.

Rear gas tank leaks.

General Comments:

I bought this truck brand new and it has served me well.


Tough as advertised. Regularly towed a 6000Ib travel trailer long distances. Occasionally hauled a truck camper. Suspension and tranny has held up much better than expected.

Comfortable bench seat.

Visibility excellent.

Ventilation excellent (love those vent windows)

Well though out interior. Controls and switches generally reliable.

Reliable engine. To this day its running like new and uses no oil.

Ease of maintenance very good. Plenty of room to work in the engine bay.


Performance poor. The straight six engine does fine around town, but is a slug on the highway. Go for a bigger engine if you plan on towing.

Fuel economy Poor: 18-20 highway. 16-17 highway in the winter.

Handling less than average: Gets quite bouncy unloaded, but the ride smooths out nicely once loaded. This truck likes to work.

Overall reliabilitiy less than average: This is not a Honda or Toyota so there will be problems over time. Some repairs were quite expensive. Almost all of the problems I had were not due to towing/hauling abuse, but were design issues that were outlined under Ford released TSB's and recalls.

Dealer service poor: Reluctant to perform warranty work causing unnecessary hassles for me. Rudeness seems to be common place in the dealer service department. I don't feel like a customer there (more like cattle) but from what I understand this is not limited to Ford. Learn to perform repairs yourself or find an independent mechanic you can trust.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th October, 2006