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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat Super Cab – The First Luxury Pickup?

“A Luxury Pickup from the 90’s”

I grew up in the 90’s. So when I see a clean example of a car from the 90’s I lose my mind! The tenth generation of the Ford F-Series pickups (1997-2004 model years) includes the F-150, F-250, and F-350 models. These trucks were a significant update over the previous generation and featured a new exterior design, updated power-train options, increased capability, new technologies, and increased comfort and convenience. This specific car is a very clean example of that generation. It has 50k miles on the clock and the dealer it’s being sold from has placed a price tag of $19,900.

“A More Modern and Aerodynamic Exterior”

The exterior of the 5th generation Ford F-Series pickups was designed to be more modern and aerodynamic than the previous generation, which helped to make them more efficient and more capable. The previous gen had a more square and bulky looking exterior while this generation has more of a modern sculpted aerodynamic exterior. This era of Ford cars are really oval looking, one good example of this is the Gen 3 Ford Taurus. This F-150 is the lariat edition which features the two tone body claddings and chrome wheels. It also has aftermarket roof top marker lights and rear fogs lights. The color combo and the tasteful mods really make this pickup look good. The chrome on the bumpers and the overall condition of the body goes to show that someone took very good care of this pickup.

“An Interior Designed to Increase Comfort”

The interior of the 5th generation Ford F-Series pickups was designed to be more comfortable and convenient for the driver and passengers, with new technologies and increased storage space. The use of higher-quality materials also made the cabin of these trucks more premium and refined. The interior of this F-150 is in almost showroom condition. There are some scratches near the headlight switch on the dash but other than that the interior looks to be in good condition. There isn’t any apparent rips or tears in the seats. The dash looks to be intact with no cracks. While the interior of this car looks great you should also keep in mind that this is a 26 year old pickup and this era of Ford isn’t known for having the best interior quality.

“4.6 Liter V8 That Produced 231 Horsepower and 293lb-ft of torque”

The 5th generation Ford F-Series pickups were offered with a variety of engine options, including a 4.2-liter V6, 4.6-liter V8, and 5.4-liter V8. These engines were more powerful and efficient than the engines offered in the previous generation. Most of these engines were paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission while some came with a 5-speed Manual. This example comes with the 4.6 liter V8 with 50k miles on the odometer. The engine bay looks relatively fresh with all the factory stickers looking. I didn’t like the glossed up plastic bits as it’s a dust and dirt magnet but the engine bay does look like it belongs to a car that has low miles.

Is It worth the price tag?

$19,900 is what it’s going to cost to own this pickup. If you’re looking for a clean 10th gen F-series then you’re probably not going to find a cleaner example. 19,900 is a little on the pricier side of the spectrum but you should also take into consideration that this is a lariat super cab model. One con of this pickup would be that it doesn’t come with 4wd, which may be a deal breaker for some. I don’t think anyone is planning on driving this beauty through the snow/dirt anytime soon so 4wd isn’t really necessary. This would be the perfect weekend truck for the right person. Are you the right person for this truck?

I was the kid you'd come to when you wanted to buy a used car. Now that I'm older, I look up the cars I used to admire when I was a kid and post about them!

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