IHC Half Ton Reviews

1975 IHC Half Ton 200 345 from North America

Model year1975
Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 345 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Every manufacturer should build to IHC's specifications

Faults:

It's totally rusted out. (but if I lived in TX or CA, it would be perfect)

The bedsides flap in the wind like flags. (from the rust)

The driver-side gas tank hose leaks between the cap and the tank. (30 year old rubber?)

General Comments:

Fires up like new, every time.

Massive towing power. I can't find anything big enough to bog it down (which is good).

Traded in my 1998 Ford Ranger because I heard that IHCs are more reliable. Yes, they are. I lost the convenience of flipping a switch to get into 4WD, but I gained the reliability of manual hubs.

Drinks gas like college kids drink beer. Averaging about 10-12 MPG.

Bounces and shakes down the highway when the bed is empty. When loaded it's smooth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd September, 2005

1975 IHC Half Ton 404 from North America

Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 404 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles
Previous carDodge Aspen

Summary:

High performance head turner

Faults:

Rear end blew up.

Gas tank rusted out.

Heater core leaked.

A/C pump seized.

Gas gauge doesn't work.

Transmission linkage loose.

Accelerator pump stuck.

General Comments:

Nice looking low-rider, needs minor body work, no end of power. Can still be hard on the tires if you want it to be. Easy to control, bad in winter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2002

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews