1995 Ford F150 XL 4.9L 300CI from North America


Good solid reliable workhorse


Ball joints are going.

Front steering arm needs replacement.

4x4 drive axle.

U joints need replacement, as well as Ford's manual locking hubs.

General Comments:

Good solid vehicle, engine very strong for a half ton. It sure can haul lots and pull lots.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th October, 2009

1995 Ford F150 XLT 5.0 gas from North America


This is a real truck without all the bells and whistles. Made for work and comfort


Power steering pump groans a little, bed squeaky, and heavy on gas.

General Comments:

Very good looking truck.

Very comfortable, lumbar air support.

Power windows, auto Trans, seats 6.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2009

1995 Ford F150 from North America


A loyal old friend that I don't want to part with


Only major repairs in 14 years: replaced clutch after normal wear, and replaced radiator, but only because I did not maintain it properly.

General Comments:

This has been an excellent utility truck.

I have driven it cross country twice with no problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2009

1995 Ford F150 XLT 4.9 from North America


The 92-96 Ford pickups with the 4.9L are probably the best work trucks ever made


Other than normal wear items, nothing.

The ball joints will need to be replaced soon, and the center bearing for the drive shaft howls when cold, so I'll replace that too.

The ignition key switch is starting to stick, which is a common problem with these trucks. I use this truck as a commuter and work truck, and it has never left me stranded.

General Comments:

If you need a pickup truck, this one is hard to beat. The 4.9 six is a great truck motor with a lot of low end power and seems to be good for over 250,000 miles. The ride and handling are good for a truck.

The heater and A/C work great. The extended cab is very handy for cargo and pets.

The truck still looks good and drives very well for its age and miles. I do a lot of the servicing, and it is easy to work on.

My only complaint is with the gear ratios in the 5 speed manual transmission. The reverse gear is too high with the 3.08 axle ratio.

This truck is one of the best 2 wheel drive trucks for driving in the snow. I do have real snow tires on the rear, and I fill both fuel tanks when it's going to snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th March, 2009

1995 Ford F150 XLT 5.0L from North America


The best truck I have ever owned, and has been an incredible bargain for the $19,000 I paid in 1995


Tires have rounded every 20,000 miles despite rotating and alignment. Causes vibrations during acceleration. Continued for the entire time I have owned the truck. Have had 4 sets of 60,000 mile tires on the truck over 120,000 miles.

Replaced water pump at 119,000 miles.

Replaced a front ball joint at 90,000 miles.

Brake hose failed at 95,000 miles and brakes failed while driving. Luckily I was at a drive through Bank with a Ford dealer in the same block. I coasted to the dealer and had a new hose put on it. Scary thing to have happen while you're driving.

Uses a quart of oil between oil changes.

Replaced front brake pads at 65,000 and 110,000 miles.

General Comments:

The truck handles great, accelerates good.

I have hauled loads way over the trucks capacity with no trouble. The truck has mostly been used for hauling and pulling trailers. It has done a great job.

I've always loved the color. Body is in great shape. One dent in the tailgate and a few scratches. My father and brothers have borrowed it often to tow items and I don't think they treated it like I do, but it is still in great condition.

My Lab rode in it for 14 years and the interior is still like new.

The truck has never failed to start.

Most general maintenance is easy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2008

1995 Ford F150 XLT 4.9L inline 6 from North America


Great general overall truck!


Replaced rear axle seals at 95k.

Replaced starter at 120k.

Replaced worn motor mounts at 120k.

Replaced clutch and slave cylinder at 122k.

Replaced driver's side torsion rod bushing twice.

General Comments:

Truck looks good with no rust. Ride is a little stiff, but at 122k, that's good as steering and suspension are still solid. As has been previously posted, seats are a bit uncomfortable for long rides, but for day to day, great. Nice looking ride with good lines. This engine is immortal and several Ford mechanics have told me it should last 350k+ if properly cared for. All my repairs have been either preventative, predictive, routine, or as a result of enough miles and age that they were reasonably expected. I can't complain about this truck's reliability at all. No car lasts forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th February, 2008