1997 Ford F150 XL 4.2 liter V-6 from North America
Low build quality
Power steering fluid seemed to disappear at 40,000.
Engine is loud.
Suffers from a lot of rust although it is only 3 years old.
Bench seat is not supportive at all.
Overall low build quality.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th March, 2001
6th Jul 2001, 10:35
I just purchased a Ford F150, June 21, 2001.
The engine is doing a lot of pinging, is this spark plug ping or a timing problem, or valves.
27th Nov 2001, 19:13
I bought a 97 F150 a few months ago and I have a total of 41400 miles on it. I haven't had a single problem with it. It runs very smooth. I think it's a great truck.
6th Oct 2002, 07:43
I have a 97 f-150 4.2 v6 club cab long bed. it has 109,200 I have had it from 45,000 up. I run mobile 1 0w-30. I agree the motor is loud, but it is a truck v-6 not a car v-6 the only problem I have ever had with it is replacing the alternator at 95,000. I think it is a great truck very dependable and reliable. my truck it 22 feet long and the v--6 is very adequate unless the AC is on. I would recommend a f-150 they are a nice truck and a good value for the money new or used.
7th Aug 2004, 22:56
Owned mine with very few problems. Have 126,000 miles and looks like the day I drove it of the lot. Excellent truck would never buy another brand of truck. My son drives it now to school.