3rd Mar 2003, 09:10
I've got a 1995 Ford F-150. It's got a 300 straight 6, 4.9L,5 speed manual transmission. I've never had a problem with it and it's got over 200K miles. A GM wouldn't even last to 100K. Built Ford Tough!!
30th Apr 2003, 14:12
I'm sorry to say, but my 1995 Ford F-150 flareside has had some major problems, and I thought maybe it was just bad luck until I found out I was not the only one. The thing that upset me the most was the oil pan leak which should have been recalled, or at the very least been covered under warranty. That job cost me a good amount of money, but it was the principle over the whole situation. I have also replaced my brakes at least twice a year, and the rear end has also gone out twice. I still love my truck, but it has limited me to pursue buying another ford for now. I am not a GM, Dodge, or Chevy person trying to stink up Fords reputation as having the best trucks, because I still think they do, but for some reason the 95 f150 with the 5.8 351 had some major things wrong with it. As for the other 95's they are still on the road, I know because they pass me while in the breakdown lane, or in the cab of a F-350 tow truck, while my flareside is being towed. My heart is broken because I did love Ford. This is the truth, sorry Ford lovers.
26th Jun 2003, 13:07
I have owned my 1995 Ford F-150 for about a year, and up until a month ago, have had good luck with it. I had to put a new alternator on it (only because a battery had been installed wrong, posts were crossed and fried the alternator). When I purchased the truck, it had 35 X 12.50's on it along with a 3" body lift on it. Note: This is NOT a 4 wheel drive vehicle! I have since put regular size tires on. About a month ago it started missing throughout driving range. Now I can't get the thing to stay running. I have changed all the essential electrical routine maintenance items (plugs, rotor, cap, etc.) and also changed the fuel filter last weekend. Still cannot drive it! Any one else experienced this problem?
8th Aug 2003, 11:51
I purchased my 1995 Ford F150 on 2 FEB 2001in Coraopolis, PA. It is a basic XL model, 4X4, with standard cab, short bed, 5 speed stick, 4.9 six cylinder engine, and air conditioning. I have never purchased a brand new vehicle because I consider that to be wasteful. I can usually find as good, or better than new in the used car lot. I have specific standards that I look for in my purchases and they never fail me (email me and I will give them to you).
This truck had only 29000 miles on its odometer at purchase. It was in excellent condition, obvously garage kept and seldom used. It now has nearly 78000 miles on it, and it has always been faithful. It is the first full sized vehicle I have had in over 20 years. I have truly fallen in love with it because of its room and comfort. Mind you, this is not a fancy XLT model with full power. It is a basic truck. If it has any faults, it would be its low gas mileage. My wife and I moved from western PA to western Texas back in April. Because we went through NC and GA visiting family on the way, the trip was over 2300 miles. My little truck was perfect. One surprise I had here in Texas was an improvement in fuel economy. It went from 15 mpg to nearly 18 mpg. I attribute that to less in town driving.
I drive 26 miles to work here every day on the open highway at between 75 and 85 mph (speed limit here is 75). It runs well, and has never burned oil. I hear many complaints about this vehicle, and I can attribute most to a lack of proper maintenance and care. This vehicle gets oil/filter changes at 3000 miles, and tires rotated at 5000 miles. I do this myself. I am confident it will last to at least 200,000 miles with minimal repairs. Note: I have not changed the front brake pads since purchase (over 50,000 miles!). I am sure that will have to be done soon.
By the way, I am sure that if I had a Chevy in the same initial condition, it would do just as well. I have always been told if you buy ford or chevy, you will never be wrong. Best of luck to you all.
NORMAN L. PREVATTE
8th Aug 2003, 12:04
Please note that if your engine is missing and you have changed all the plugs and everything else, I suggest you take it to a good mechanic (NOT A DEALERSHIP) and have it analyzed by computer. Mine did the same thing after I worked and worked on it. It was a sensor. If those things go out you have to replace them or it will never run right.
Always avoid dealership service departments. Their objective is to make money. I have seen them attempt to falsify claims of things they said were broken. For example, a broken gas shock absorber does not leak oil, but you have to know that when the mechanic shows you his "made up" problem. Other wise you pay for unneeded services.
Have a nice day.
25th Jun 2005, 11:41
I got a 1995 Ford F150 with the straight 6 its got a 6 inch left kit. I had 33 by 12.50 tires on the truck I love it it runs good the only problem I have it drinks the gas. So I'm wondering what motor should I put in it so I will run and not drink the gas.
24th Jul 2005, 23:54
If it drinks gas with the 4.9 six, the only thing better would be a diesel... but you couldn't afford it. Buy a smaller truck.
20th Oct 2005, 10:02
I bought a 1995 Ford F150 straight six about 4 months ago. I love the truck, but it keeps taking my money. First I did the ball joints and all the brakes. 2nd month did the universals. 3rd the clutch and now it needs the oil pan. Bought the truck for 1000 bucks and put another 1600 into it. GREAT TRUCK THOUGH.
24th Dec 2006, 19:46
I bought a 1995 ford f150 about a year ago and I love it. it does everything I wanted. it pulls, rides, and also looks good with the 3" body lift and 33x12.50's. One thing I'm not so happy with is the 185 thousand miles and the 6 miles per gallon. but I guess that's what I get with a powerful 5.8 liter 351. I'm hopin to make 250 thousand.
30th Jan 2007, 07:59
Sorry to say, if a garage or a dealer did this, you've been taken for a ride. 5 front rotors in one year??? They are supposed to last for at least 50K and may very well last for 100K. Some alarm clocks should be going off after replacement number two, even if you are not a professional mechanic. Either the pads were wrongly fitted or most likely there is rust or mud trapped inside the brake caliper. This will overheat the rotor and warp it after a short while since the pads will stick to the rotor.
But this can happen to ANY CAR! This does not make the F150 a poor truck.