Faithful And Reliable Friend For 15 Almost 16 Years
JAN
09

In November 1997 I had bought my first almost new 1995 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Two Wheel Drive Pick Up 6.5 bed. (It was the Ruby Red color that was offered back then)  I had owned that truck for barely a year when it was stolen in November, 1998.  The truck only had 10,800 miles on it when i bought it from a local Ford dearler.  When it came time to replace it, I happened on a Green 1996 Regular Cab Long Bed Two Wheel Drive Eddie Bauer Edition, with 22,000 miles on it at a local dealer in December of 1998.  I was the second owner of that truck and it never gave me any major problems.  It had a 4.9 liter Inline 6 engine also a manual transmission and it was always rock solid reliable.  I used it as my daily driver from the first day i purchased it till December of 2013.  I moved famlily and friends and co-workers with that truck.  I hauled everything from filing cabinets to fence posts to plywood to china cabinets with it.  As the years went on I tried to take the best care of it I could. I would always get compliments on how nice my truck was and had more than my fair share of offers if I wanted to sell it.  I was once in a Burger King and a guy and his wife came up while i was eating and wanted to buy it right then and there.  Over the years I had to replace brake pads, a clutch once and 3 slave cylinders, ball joints and U joints and like items.  However all the other parts on the truck were still orginal factory parts, like the starter, alternator, all AC parts, fuel, and water pumps and other major items.  Now my truck when I traded it off had 181,200 miles on it.  I never saw any other automobile that did not need those items replaced in the same time frame.  My wife used to joke with me that I could get another truck as soon as that one wore out, told her that by that time i may be worn out and not need another truck then.  December 2013 we decided that we should not push our luck anymore and purchased a 2013 Ford F-150 Regular Cab xlt 4X4 with 8 foot bed and used my old truck as a trade in.  The dealer gave me $100.00 less than what KBB said retail pricing was for it.  I always have and always will be a Ford Truck Man, As I told a co-worker “If I showed up to a family re-union with a Chevy or Dodge Ram truck no one would speak to me for 6 months.  If I showed up in a Toyota or a Nissan they would out right disown me.” Ford Born Ford Bred when I die I’ll be Ford dead!

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Jason i wish you could order new trucks with manual transmission
9 months(s) ago via
James P You traded IT!!! Glad you bought another one, but you are allowed two. My 95 F150 with the 300ci and manual is still going at 220,000 miles. Drive her every day. Nice truck you had there.
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