1994 Ford F150 Reviews - Page 8 of 8

1994 Ford F150 XLT 5.0 - 302 CI from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.0 - 302 CI Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance196500 miles
Previous carFord Bronco II

Summary:

A good basic truck with a weak transmission

Faults:

Bought it used with an exhaust leak, bad shocks, brakes and a set of worn tires. Driver's seat was flat, but overall good interior.

General Comments:

A good product that I have driven to Alaska up the Alcan twice.

The truck is smooth and very good on the freeway, but not a serious off-road truck. But, I am able to pull my boat out of most of the gravel bar rivers of the north coast.

Transmission is weakest part of the truck with the 470/WOD. I have installed a second transmission cooler with a spin on filter and a gauge and does not run cooler.

Tires, brakes and shocks last about five years each. All come due about the same time for about $1,200. Still a great truck and fun to drive.

After rebuilding the drivers seat, its a lot nicer to drive in the mountains.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2002

1994 Ford F150 XL 4.9L inline 6 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.9L inline 6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carNissan 720 Pickup

Summary:

This one is not a bad egg

Faults:

This truck as been a great truck with hardly any problems. I have owned it 3 months and when it was still under warranty from the dealer the only problem I had was a slight radiator leak.

General Comments:

This truck I would have to say is the best one I have owned yet. The in-line 6 runs great and is also great on gas (23 miles to the gallon on highway). I have had no major problems and it drives like a dream. It could use a better seat though the bench seat is not its greatest feature.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2002

1994 Ford F150 XLT Ext Cab 5.0 L from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.0 L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired21 miles
Most recent distance206105 miles
Previous carJeep CJ-5

Summary:

Best truck I think I will ever have

Faults:

Water pump needed to be replaced at 15000 miles.

Bench seat wore out quickly.

Front rim cracked.

General Comments:

The truck has a nice color from the manufacturer and has a smooth ride. But some modifications had to be made to the engine to get the full horsepower the 5.0 L has to offer.

I also wasn't happy with the rims the vehicle was equipped with, so lighter more sturdy rims were added.

The seats in the truck had worn out quickly, so then bucket seats were installed. Currently the engine has given all it can with over 200,000 miles on it, and now is being replaced with a 351 engine equipped with a super charger.

I am also thinking of adding a NOS system, but the suspension will have to be first on the list along with a new exhaust system.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2001

1994 Ford F150 XL 4.9L 300 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission 4.9L 300 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carDodge 1500 Adventurer

Summary:

A damn goodlooking workhorse!!

Faults:

Typical wear and tear from being used as a rental vehicle before I got it. Things like brake pads, brake hoses, rotor and other parts that wear out from being used and abused!

General Comments:

My 1994 Ford F-150 XL has been the best truck I have ever owned. Granted I have had to put a lot of money into getting it back into superb working condition. I have added several performance modifications. This 4.9L isn't a performance engine like the Mustang 5.0L but damn it has a lot of low end grunt for doing "REAL TRUCK WORK". I am very satisfied with it. Like any other vehicle, you take care of it, it will take care of you. Ford Chevy Dodge.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2000

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 29 reviews