1998 Ford F150 XLT 4.6L from North America


Great durable truck with speed


The check engine light came on. Disconnected the battery and reset the computer. Due to low gas causing air in fuel filter.

General Comments:

I know I haven't had this truck for very long, but it is awesome. I love the handling and power. It is only a 4.6L, not the optional 5.4L, but it will still do 50 foot burnouts easily. I would recommend a Ford truck to anyone out there. But you can't be dumb and not take care of it like the some of the people on here.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2003

1998 Ford F150 XLT Triton V8 from North America


I used to have faith in Ford trucks, but now I am not so sure


My F150 just blew a head gasket at 60,000 miles.

General Comments:

I have had other Ford vehicles and my entire family is a Ford-loyal family.

I don't know if this is just bad luck with this vehicle, or if this is truly rare or a defect. The mechanic at the Dealer told us he had never seen a blown head gasket on an F150, just on the Lightnings.

I previously owned a 4-cylinder Ranger for 6 years with 127,000 miles and had absolutely no problems with it. That is the reason I rebought with Ford and was told by the dealer that "if your Ranger lasted 6 years with that kind of mileage and a 4-cylinder engine, this V8 will last you 10 years!" Yeah, right!

The dealer called to let us know that the repairs are going to cost us $2,500. By the way, I didn't purchase the extended warranty originally because it pushed my payment over $400. I wanted to be loyal to Ford and opted not to purchase the warranty because of cost and to still drive a Ford. I sure gambled and lost!

Unfortunately, "American" cars have become so expensive and with this problem my confidence is shaken in rebuying from any of the "Big 3".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th November, 2002

15th Jan 2005, 19:00

American cars are no more expensive, and in many cases, far less expensive than the imports. Ford trucks and vehicles alike are far more value for the dollar than most of the imports. I challenge the author to study the industry publications, such as CAR & DRIVER, and use comparative shopping techniques. Nothing is free, no even freedom.

1st Jan 2006, 01:21

The second poster above...you're WRONG!

Initially American cars are cheaper, but in the long run, they become more expensive to own. Japanese vehicles are only a few grand more expensive. But an average American may spend $10,000 extra for repairs. Ford and Dodge vehicles are somewhat reasonable, but General Motors vehicles are overpriced.

And I guess you don't check Kelly Blue Book. Ford's resale are probably the lowest of the big3. This is due mainly because of the quality of Ford's vehicles.

26th Apr 2006, 14:05

When you believe what that dealer said...

I gotta question your smarts. Now that I question your smarts, I wonder at what sort of maintainance you did. Then I realize that you're just like 70% of the car owners, ignorant and whiny when something goes wrong.

I just noticed: Why are you still going to a dealer for repairs???!!!???


1998 Ford F150 XLT 4.6L V8 EFI from North America


A very well balanced truck


The door sensor went out after 3 years of use. When the door was closed, the "door ajar" light would stay on. Other than that, nothing else has gone wrong.

General Comments:

The truck overall is wonderful. It is my pride and joy. It has been the best truck I have ever owned.

Overall I think Ford makes the best trucks on the road today. There is nothing that my truck can't handle. I have done everything with it, and it has gone without any complaint. This truck pulls a trailer without struggle.

It's very comfortable on long trips, and has a great amount of power and acceleration.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2002

8th Nov 2002, 19:46

Where is the door sensor located?

How much did it cost to replace it?