First Debuted in 1975, the F150 model filled the gap between the F100 ranger and the F250. The F150 was a half ton truck that was more powerful than the ranger and less expensive than the F250.
The F150 became most popular in 1992-1996 with several new features. such as a new face lift for the front end which gave the front of the truck a more aerodynamic look, also revised was the tail gate and instrument panel. Later in 92 the Flareside edition returned.
In 1993 The "custom" trim package became the "XL" package and the aptly named "Lightning was introduce with a 240 HP 5.8 V8
The 1994 model was more involved in saftey it was the first equipped with driver side airbag, side door intrusion beams and also introduced a High mount 3rd brake light. The F150 came in 3 cab styles - regulal, supercab or crewcab and offered XL, XLT and XLT Lariat Trim.engines offered were 4.9 EFI Inline 6, 5.0 EFI V8, 5.8 EFI V8, 7.3 Diesel, 7.3 Turbo Diesel, and a 7.5 EFI V8
In 1995 The Eddie Bauer Edition was introduced as top of the line.
1996 was the demise of 2 models - the Lightning and the flareside.
97 was the year ford decided to update the look of the F150 which kept its look until 2000 when they introduced the Harley edition to the F150 Line.
the look remained until 2003 when they changed over to the new design currently on the road today. which has the classic rounded headlights once again like the old 70's pickups.
Advantage of an F150 - fast acceleration, 17mpg, can pull a boat trailer (5.0 V8)