1996 Ford F150 Eddie Bauer Special 4.9 300 straight six engine from North America
Great old truck that keeps on running..
Front suspension noises.
Right window doesn't work.
Air conditioning stopped working.
Smog devices on truck started cracking.
Front tires started wearing odd.
I have try to trade in this truck for 4 years.
But every time I have try to trade it in, they would only give me 500.00 for the trade in.
I have drove their newer truck (you name it.. I drove it...)... only to find out that it only drives slightly better than my old 96 Ford F150... even though my old Ford has front suspension noises... air conditioning has stopped working... right window not working... ashtray keeps falling out...
Last night I drove a beautiful 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT version with leather seats... heated seats... nice wheels and tires... 5.3 engine.. automatic... ext cab... (my 6 cyl was quicker on the gas... but faded as it got going/their 5.3 engine would take me past 60 mph... big time)... The Silverado was 11,000 plus tax/lic/smog/and funny fees (for the rich and poor in this country)... but I didn't see a big different in what I had vs. what they had...
The salesmen was upset that I didn't buy it... but the bottom line is this... if you have an old truck with just a few problems.. it's probably better built than some of the new/used trucks out there... don't trade it in and get very little $ for it... put a non operational on it... put it in the garage... or tarp it over and bug spray it good... (once every two weeks in the bug season)..and leave it alone and buy a new truck or a very good used truck of your dreams... but please review THE CONSUMERS REPORTS and take it to a good mechanic (charges are 40.00 to 80.00 dollars).. to see if has been in a accident... don't buy a new truck... or slightly better used truck... just because you are tired of your old truck...
I am waiting for a big sale tomorrow... but I have looked at their used trucks and some of them are in worse condition than my old 96 Ford F150... thanks.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th September, 2009