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This truck is going nowhere by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/23/2011. Trim: 1993 Ford F-150 XL Reg. Cab 2WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: As ridiculous as it sounds i have been getting 22mpg on average now i do mostly highway but in a full size pick up that really isn't horrible. Now i have the straight 4.9 straight 6 which doesn't have a lot of hp but plenty of torque. Now i did have a couple of headaches with it with the map sensor and coil but 100 dollars in parts and 15 min of aggravation it was back on the road. Very easy to work on and if for some reason you do kill the 4.9 very easy to do a 5.0 or a 5.8 swap which was an option in the same year truck. This is the 3rd truck i've owned and my 2nd ford and i would buy a 4x4 of this truck with the same motor in a heartbeat.
Cons: When i bought this truck i had not realized it belonged to a local construction company who beefed up the rear suspension so my truck rides a little rougher than average without a load in it. My only other complaint is i'm constantly breaking the interior door handles 7 in 6 months plastic=junk but thats an easy fix 86 f150 door handles bolt right in and they are steel just in case you have the same problem i do.
Overall review: i would not trade this truck for a v8 or a v6 i love the gas mileage and the torque. I have not had any rust problems other than on the bed and the heat shield. it rides rough but it gets me from point a to point b with or with out a load. i figured the gas mileage out when i was hauling a 93 tracker so i'm probably off on that i might actually get better. Repairs are easy to do and usually just problems enough to aggravate you. i would recommend this truck to anyone looking for a cheap beater or something that won't let them down.
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