1986 Ford F250 Base 4x4 Crew Cab 6.9 diesel from North America


Tank that'll never die


Burns oil.

Tire blew at about 175,000, causing turn signal to be broken.

Has a little trouble starting in cold weather.

General Comments:

This truck is one tough machine. I have used this vehicle for just about everything, and it holds up to the task, even despite the age. I have been able to go through several feet of snow with the 4x4 activated with no problem. In fact I've never gotten the truck stuck.

Performance suffers a little bit because it's a diesel, but it puts out plenty of torque; it was able to tow a tractor with a flat tire with no problem.

It also has the extended cab, allowing up to six passengers, which has enough room, even though the manual gearbox takes up part of the front.

The engine is rock-solid, and may go a half million miles if treated well.

Overall, if you like old trucks or if you are looking for a truck for a good price, these old F-250's are a great option.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2011

1986 Ford F250 XLT Lariat 6.9 diesel from North America


Awesome man


I bought this truck in Florida, and it sat for two years with a dumb ass working on it.

I had to replace the starter, alternator, glow plugs, injector seal kit and injector o-rings, transfer case, and the clutch.

I've got over 2 grand worth of parts on this thing, and now I'm doing wheel seals and pinion seals.

I would love to have a turbo and a five speed, and could have got them for all the money I've already spent

General Comments:

This truck is a beast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2010

1986 Ford F250 XLT 6.9 from North America

General Comments:

This truck uses about two quarts of oil every oil change, about 3500-4000 miles. Previous owner said it was like this since new. No leaks, no ugly smoke, is this normal with 6.9L?

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

Review Date: 5th September, 2007

31st Dec 2012, 18:53

Oil consumption and oil leaks. Fix 'em. Consumption usually means worn piston rings, seals and valves. Make sure the air intake is free of dirt. I have a 1986 6.9L 4x4. Bought a long block from Ford. Completely re-manufactured. Comes with a 1 year warranty. It came with Banks exhaust and intake. It runs GREAT. Very torque-y. These trucks are very tough!

1986 Ford F250 4x4 6.9L Diesel from North America


Suspension all redone. Has about 350,000 miles & need to add 2 quarts of oil a week.

General Comments:

Ford makes very good trucks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 1999