1995 Ford F150 XL 4.9 I6 from North America
The best pickup you can buy... full stop
I bought this truck about 10 months ago. Mind you, the truck was running and this stuff was done on weekends, whenever I had some extra cash kicking around:
Front rotors/calipers/pads/bearings/ball joints.
Front coil springs and shocks.
Shackle on the left side.
Replaced stock (235/75/15) tires with 265/75/15s.
Still not working:
What else can I say? This truck is an absolute TANK. The PO was using this rig to tow used cars from New England to New Jersey about twice a week. When I had gotten this thing, it already had 310k on it and purred like a kitten, but needed a whole bunch of stuff done 'at some point'.
Long story short, I have taken this thing on several road trips and it hasn't complained or left me on the side of the road. Before the bigger tires, I was getting about 16 city and 19 highway. After the upgrade, that got pushed up to about 17/21. The I6 provides a beastly amount of low-end torque, and the high-end starts creeping in at about 2750 RPM.
After the shackle was repaired, I was moving boulders around my property with absolutely no problem. I probably had the better part of 2200 lbs in there with no complaints. I personally have never towed with it, but wouldn't hesitate to do so.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th September, 2012