1995 Ford F150 XLT 5.8L V8 from North America
I'd recommend it to anybody
All occurred 150000+ miles:
Idler pulley is rubbing on a belt, causing a strange whipping noise.
Antifreeze leak. Needs to be topped off once a month.
Fan caused a hole in antifreeze hose, had to be replaced.
Radio is slowly dying.
Emergency brake line broke and caused premature wear on rear brakes. Cost about $600 to fix.
This is an amazing truck overall. With an extended cab and a long bed, it can haul just about anything, as well as 5 people.
It has the most comfortable front seats I have ever sat in. They mold to your shape and hug you. I love the arm rests; I wish they put them in cars today.
The truck is relatively easy to drive once you get used to it. The power options are great; none have had electrical problems. I'm 5'4, 115 lbs, and can drive the truck easily. It has huge blind spots due to the length, so I prefer looking over my shoulders versus using the mirrors.
It has a poor turning radius, but what can you expect from truck that's longer than most parking spaces? Parking is an issue; it's extremely difficult to fit into tight spaces and back up due to the length. However, parking at the back of the lot gives me exercise.
The cup holders are great and easy to get to.
The paint has held up GREAT!!! It still shines like its brand new! However, it will rust easily. Maybe mine is more rusted than others because it spent four years in Minnesota as an all year vehicle. Our Suburban did the same, but did not rust nearly as much.
I would recommend this truck to anybody; you just have to take care of it and baby it as it gets older. I'm expecting it to survive another 20,000 miles, even with a teenager driving it. I'm giving it to my little brother as a learner car, because I learned to drive in it, and can now drive just about anything.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th June, 2010