Tomlidich the second wrote:colinrmitchell wrote:
welcome to the thread!
i can imagine just from my personal experiences with ford vehicles, plan on alot of money being dropped and alot of frustration ahead.
as far as my vic goes, well, as soon as i get the truck, its getting parked out back to have its rear end fixed, trans partially rebuilt, new paint, and then its off to find a buyer. someone else can deal with it.
its not that i hate the car, it drives quite well. just its expensive as all hell to operate and more expensive to fix.
I've only had Fords, and they haven't really given me any troubles. Mostly just expected maintenance stuff. I don't blame rotors and balljoints for going out after 12-16 years. I've never had major engine or transmission problems. But that's the joy of owning mid-to-late '90s vehicles: I can go to the junkyard and get a replacement motor or trans for next to nothing. I can get the transmission out of my Ranger in under two hours.
I figured that the F150 would need some work since I just bought it from a skeezy car lot. But it was the only one in the area that had the specs that I wanted: standard cab, long bed, manual 4x4 with the 5.4L.
As Archimedes always said, "Give me a welder and a plasma cutter, and I can fab the world."