1993 Ford F150 XLT 5.0 from North America
It's a true truck
Replaced the engine at 67000 miles. Replaced the tranny at about 140000 miles. Replaced the transfer case at about 160000 miles. Sounds like the front u-joints are going out. Have had to replace the front brake pads numerous times. Also the water pump, and starter. Replaced the front hubs. Put on the nice Warns instead of the plastic ones. Before too long, I'll have a new truck again.
Even though I've had plenty of trouble with it, it's still my truck, and I'm taking it to the grave. I love driving it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th June, 2004
14th Oct 2009, 19:51
I got my F-150 in 2003 passed down from my grandfather. Although the truck's body was in pretty rough shape, my dad convinced me to paint it and fix it up a bit when it had about 235,000 kms on it.
When tearing it down, there seemed to be more rust than expected. I had the frame sandblasted and painted, but left the cab on it.
Replaced the both door skins, a front fender, and put another box on it from Texas, and a new tailgate. New leaf springs, shocks, brakes, tires were all done as well.
The motor ran strong and the auto tranny was replaced with a lower mileage one by my grandfather. Little did I know the motor was going to blow up in less than two years after restoring the body (faulty factory engineering design with excessive oil being re-routed to cylinder #7 instead of all 8). I was now faced with no option than to install a new 302 with all the $ I had sunk in it.
My truck is completely brand new asides from the interior now and have added some accessories like: tonneau cover, tinted windows and air horns.
The stock 302 isn't the easiest on fuel either as I was only getting 13 MPG city and 18 MPG hiway. After installing a K&N intake, throttle body spacer, shorty headers and dual Magnaflow mufflers I am now getting 17 MPG city and 24 MPG highway if I'm easy on it, not to mention a sufficient increase in Hp.
Although I sunk a lot of money into my truck, I have to say I really love my truck and want to keep it forever! I can't count how many head turns and comments on how good looks I get now. It certainly stands out from the rest of the newer cars/trucks on the road today, and will take a lot to get me to part with it now.