1997 Ford F 150
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It worked hard for me

by from Casey, Illinois on May 28, 2009

Bought this truck 6 years ago ,had 160000 mile on it. It now have 312765 miles,5.7 motor,runs great,but had to 3 sets of breakes on it.I have hauled everything from 100 sheets of plywood to gravel run...
Bought this truck 6 years ago ,had 160000 mile on it. It now have 312765 miles,5.7 motor,runs great,but had to 3 sets of breakes on it.I have hauled everything from 100 sheets of plywood to gravel runs great use no oil hit a deer insurance totaled bought it back looking for grill ,bumper,header panel,and lights and see how far it will go or find one just as good. Keep up the good quality
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One of the best truck I've ever owned

by from kansas city mo. on May 30, 2013

I'll tell you,Matt & Red @ All American Dealership was the best experience I've ever had.. I bought a 1997 F-150 from them.What a jewel!!!,I would not be concerned about driving on long hauls.Thanks g...
I'll tell you,Matt & Red @ All American Dealership was the best experience I've ever had.. I bought a 1997 F-150 from them.What a jewel!!!,I would not be concerned about driving on long hauls.Thanks guys.
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Long term owner

by from Westfield, New Jersey on July 9, 2006

This truck was a factory order. It has been a solid, basicly rattle and squeek free vehicle. Paint and interior look original and has been easy to maintain. There have been a few recalls that have bee...
This truck was a factory order. It has been a solid, basicly rattle and squeek free vehicle. Paint and interior look original and has been easy to maintain. There have been a few recalls that have been addressed by Ford and corrected. The only failure of the vehicle was a broken rear leaf spring, front end suspension has been trouble free. The truck has been used as an every day driver, towing of a boat and light commercial use. In 53 years of vehicle ownership, this vehicle was the best. AM EXPECTING TO USE IT FOR ANOTHER TEN YEARS.
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1st and best car i've ever bought

by from Oak Cliff on March 15, 2007

this car has been good to my family for more than a decade i bought it brand new i still have less than a 100,000 miles on it and we've gone to my hometown in mexico every year and it has never let my...
this car has been good to my family for more than a decade i bought it brand new i still have less than a 100,000 miles on it and we've gone to my hometown in mexico every year and it has never let my family down all through the 20 hrs non stop to mexico.
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Awesome for the price

by from Fowler, CO on December 6, 2015

I bought my 1997 Ford F150 in 1999. It has been my daily driver ever since. I have put 250,000 miles on the motor and it still runs like the day I brought it home. It's comfortable, and been reliable ...
I bought my 1997 Ford F150 in 1999. It has been my daily driver ever since. I have put 250,000 miles on the motor and it still runs like the day I brought it home. It's comfortable, and been reliable since purchase. After 18 years of moving the only real problem I have had is the paint is beginning to fade and wear. I will keep this truck til it retires itself.
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Good Truck

by from Winamac, IN on February 3, 2008

I havent had mine long, but my cousin owned it before me for about eight years. It has the 4.6L V8. It has just turned over 160,000 and just had a new rear end put in, but still runs, drives,and looks...
I havent had mine long, but my cousin owned it before me for about eight years. It has the 4.6L V8. It has just turned over 160,000 and just had a new rear end put in, but still runs, drives,and looks like brand new. It has almost no rust at all, and really wasnt babied much. It is just a good solid truck. It still has plenty of power and gets about 20 mpg and the 4X4 works great
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Very reliable and tight constructed

by from Memphis on October 11, 2014

I have had this truck that I bought new for 18 years. At 12,000 miles Ford replaced the engine for a noise inside that could not be found. After that other then a few replacement ignition coils and fr...
I have had this truck that I bought new for 18 years. At 12,000 miles Ford replaced the engine for a noise inside that could not be found. After that other then a few replacement ignition coils and front suspension work its been smooth sailing. I use the truck for carrying a load in my job. Paint job still looks new due to Ford paint and my waxing yearly. Runs tight with no inside noise. I do remember in the last seven years or so the cable holding the spare tire breaking under the truck. All this is not bad from 12,000 miles on. Been a great truck.
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A true workhorse

by from Palo Alto on June 7, 2014

Purchased private, 98XLT 4x4, 4,6 Triton V8. NO worries at all, treat the Ford as it deserves..and should..with quality-oil, filters and you-name-it, never rev the engine before it's warm..and you'll ...
Purchased private, 98XLT 4x4, 4,6 Triton V8. NO worries at all, treat the Ford as it deserves..and should..with quality-oil, filters and you-name-it, never rev the engine before it's warm..and you'll never have problems with this super-reliable truck. Next time I'll probably go for a diesel-truck,..and a Ford again ofcourse !
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Monster

by from Ocala, FL on March 30, 2011

I have had this truck for 14 years now, no big problems other than a month of not being able to figure out why it ran bad because the shop told me the spark plugs were good when 6 of the 8 were almost...
I have had this truck for 14 years now, no big problems other than a month of not being able to figure out why it ran bad because the shop told me the spark plugs were good when 6 of the 8 were almost completely shot. With the 4x4 and a good set off 33" mud terrain tires, (which fit with no lift), this truck is unstoppable. Has always come through for me in tough situations.
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Workhorse, offroad monster

by from Claremore, OK on January 20, 2011

I got this truck from my grandpa when I was 17. At first I didn't think much of it since everyone in my family drives a chevy or gmc. But I can tell you that first time driving it I was inpressed, eve...
I got this truck from my grandpa when I was 17. At first I didn't think much of it since everyone in my family drives a chevy or gmc. But I can tell you that first time driving it I was inpressed, everything about this truck impressed me and from then on I fell in love with ford trucks. I use this truck for farm work mostly from hauling 20'ft horse trailers and everything in between the truck never had a problem hauling any kind of heavy load on-road or off-road it never let me down and I know that I can always depend on my truck to do any kind of task I throw at it.
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