1987 Ford Truck XL 4.9 EFI straight six from North America


Great engine, but too many small problems are aggravating


Rear main seal leaking oil

Fuel filter clogs up regularly

Threw 2 serpentine belts in a month

Auxiliary fuel tank switch/solenoid broken

Front shocks needed replacement

All rubber bushings need to be replaced

Air filter cover is broken

Charcoal canister broken

Doors don't close properly due to worn hinge bushings

Missing key for doors

Parking brake sticking

Seat belts don't retract

Rear slider window latch broken

Gas gauge broken

Heater function (eg: defrost/vent/floor) switch broken

Radio backlight burnt out

Right speaker cuts in and out.

General Comments:

I purchased this truck in May 2008 as a work vehicle, paying only $900 Cdn. As the truck had relatively low mileage, a solid engine and gearbox, and no body rust, I felt this was a good deal. However I'm starting to regret my purchase.

The truck was clearly not well maintained. There's little in the cab that actually works as it should, with many little plastic bits missing. Most annoying is the fuel problem. The previous owner replaced the box with a wooden flat deck, but made no provision for the fuel filler hose, which has to be held at an awkward angle while refueling. In addition, it's almost impossible to prevent the dirt caked on the bottom of the deck from falling into the hose, which I suspect is causing the truck to lose power and stall, and the truck's owner to curse involuntarily!

I recently took the truck on a road trip. I was unhappily surprised to find that the truck burns a ridiculous amount of gas... I calculated 13 mpg highway! I gotta sell this beast and get a Ranger... If I can't find out why it's so thirsty.

I love the way the truck feels on the road... replacing the stock shocks with Monroe Reflex shocks made it handle like a new truck!!! And the torquey engine combined with the 4 speed has enough power for every hill, no matter the load. But with gas prices reaching $1.50 a liter, I simply can't afford to drive it daily.

As is, I probably overpaid for the truck by at least $400.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2008

2004 Ford Truck sd 5.4 from North America


Great Truck lousy Brakes!


Disc brake rotors20,000- All Miles are approx.

Disc Brake Rotors, 25,000

Disc Brake Rotors, 33,000

Disc Brake Rotors, 40,000

Disc Brake Rotors, 50,000.

General Comments:

Love the truck, hate the brakes Its prime duty is to bring home our groceries on Friday nights. and to pull two snowmobiles six times a year and a tent camper maybe 3 times in the summer. Our dealer tell us we are pulling something too heavy with it.

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

Review Date: 31st October, 2005

1995 Ford Truck LX 3.8 L from North America


Totally disappointed with Ford


Transmission failure.

Reverse/Drive would not engage. Overdrive went out.

Spun the main bearing while driving.

General Comments:

My transmission went out completely while on a family vacation - total nightmare.

My wife went to the store for some groceries and guess what? The transmission would not engage Reverse or Drive.

While driving to work one day, the Overdrive light began to blink on the shift column. No overdrive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd August, 2001

24th Jan 2002, 23:41

OK, this guy is full of crap about this truck. First of all, the 3.8 V-6 was used in the Ford F-series of trucks from 1980 to 1986. Other than that, the transmission troubles he reported do sound credible.

28th Jan 2005, 20:40

I doubt this is a fully true review. most recent ownership was 1994, the truck is a 95???

28th Jun 2006, 13:49

I own a 1994 F-150 4.9 w/automatic transmission.

It has been very well kept, all services up to date, minor repairs done immediately and driven easy.

I had a transmission failure at 72,000 miles in 2005.

Great truck other than premature transmission failure.

1967 Ford Truck North America 6.4 V8 from North America


Blown motor, rear end, front end, mufflers, steering box, steering column, alternator, carburettor, brakes, distributor, sparkplugs, waterpump, tires, horn.

General Comments:

Great truck and cheap parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

1974 Ford Truck 150 8cyl from North America


2 front tires.

Fuel pump cleaning.


1 defroster not working.

Garage loves it!! So do we!

General Comments:

I wonder if this is the oldest vehicle to pass fitness test 100%?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998