1998 Ford F150 Reviews - Page 4 of 10

1998 Ford F150 XLT 4.6 Liter V8 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.6 Liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired57000 miles
Most recent distance107000 miles

Summary:

I can describe it in one word - excellent

Faults:

Not anything really, just maintenance things. Probably the biggest was replacing spark plugs recently.

General Comments:

I LOVE this truck. No, I am in love with it. This was my first vehicle and I don't want to ever part with it. I haven't had any trouble out of it and I feel very safe in it as well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2006

1998 Ford F150 XLT 4.6 Triton V8 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.6 Triton V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 miles
Most recent distance151000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Summary:

F-150 is duh truck

Faults:

Nothing major!

Replaced battery, Air filter, The dual exhaust someone installed rusted and fell (got 1 pipe now) and ummmm engine light is on and off due to gas cap... AWSOME AWSOME truck GET FORD!!!

General Comments:

I love it, has tons of power, sounds great, radio is great, everything is just great, the paint job is still perfect even for 7 years, AWSOME TRUCK, I own a 95 taurus and it is a AWSOME car to, has few quirks, bot nothing major, FORD RULES!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th October, 2005

29th Oct 2005, 12:15

You spelled awesome wrong.

1998 Ford F150 XLT Supercab 4.6 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance280000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Sunrunner

Summary:

Very reliable truck that gets decent mileage

Faults:

Replaced ring gear at 100,000km - due to lots of towing that was hard on a low ratio rear end - dealer replaced for cost.

Replaced oxygen sensor at 100,000km.

Paint on doors and tailgate started to peel where the skins are put together, apparently a problem with this model year. Dealer fixed for free.

General Comments:

Put almost 300,000 km with no breakdowns.

The truck had a few problems, but nothing major and was still running good when I sold.

Got good mileage 700 - 800 km per tank which was excellent - this was mainly due to a 3.06 ratio rear end.

Lacked a little power when towing, but was adequate.

Could have used a little more room in the back seat!

I replaced this vehicle with a 2003 super crew which I enjoy even more.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2005

1998 Ford F150 XLT Ext. Cab 5.4 Triton from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.4 Triton Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

I would buy this truck again!

Faults:

I have had very few problems with this truck.

Had to change the front brake pads around 75,000 miles. It was a simple fix.

Occasionally in very cold weather the idle controller must stick causing the truck to not want to idle properly. If I rev the truck up a couple times when this occurs, the problem disappears.

The hood did not want to latch properly, but used some WD-40 to loosen the release mechanism under the hood and it works fine now.

General Comments:

This has been a great truck for me. I am a firefighter and have used it to respond to the fire station and this truck can move!

I have also pulled several heavily loaded trailers with this truck, and the truck has done well. Plenty of power.

The ride is great for a truck.

I would like if the truck got better gas mileage (who wouldn't), but 15+ mpg in town isn't too bad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 2005

1998 Ford F150 XLT 4.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Need to trade in before 100,000 miles

Faults:

Heater core went out at 125000 Extremely difficult to get to!!!

Lower ball-joints bad, No grease certs.

Interior light will not turn out, had to pull the fuse.

Brakes keep jerking even after complete overhual...

General Comments:

Overall it's an OK truck just has a lot of gremlins to fight.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd September, 2004

1998 Ford F150 XLT 4.6 Lt Triton V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6 Lt Triton V8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance141250 miles
Previous carToyota 4x4

Summary:

More than paid for itself

Faults:

The problems that I have encountered with my 4X4 extended cab truck have been virtually non-existent. I have replaced the battery twice and have gone through 2 sets of tires. I had a tie-rod break at about 110,000 miles and I have replaced the shocks and struts. I was told by my mechanic that I need to have new brake pads on the front, but the brakes on the back are still OK. I, like everyone else, have had a problem with my dome light. Mine just doesn"t work and spraying the latches with WD40 got rid of the door ajar light.

General Comments:

I have 141,500 miles on my truck and still feel very comfortable taking it on trips into Idaho's mountains or on long distance drives. I pull a flatbed trailer with 3 ATV'x on it into the back country and have yet to be disappointed or stranded. I thought that the truck that I owned before my F-150 was unbeatable, but if I get another 37,000 out of this truck before replacing the engine then I will have to relegate Toyotas to 2nd place. This is a great truck and now I expect this quality from Ford.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2004

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 38 reviews