2005 Ford Ranger User Reviews

2005 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews

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Gary writes:
2005 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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it does what you want

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there are no negs for me

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The Passionate Monster — i just love the size and height and usage i hate nothing about it it rocks the body work is robust but also has finesse nice chroming and alloys the 2.5lt turbo has enough poke for normal motorway driving and change to 4 wheel drive to pull a tree out the ground , literaly

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chinespm61 writes:
2005 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Standard Cab SB Review
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4

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Very reliable vehicle with sleek look. Has excellent control; stops and starts with ease. Has had no mechanical issues since I've first owned it (5 years now).

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The cab is cozy (small) and you'll find it hard to transport more than a single passenger anywhere you go.

chinespm61
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Reliable, Sturdy Truck That With Average Sized Bed And Cab. — I like the look of this truck as well as the handle it has when driving. Its easy to control and visibility is quite high since you are higher up than most vehicles. Full back window makes it easy to see from all angles. The cab space is limited, but for a truck the gas mileage is quite good and plenty of space for things in the trunk (just not people).

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Nico writes:
2005 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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PERFORMANCE

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GAS MILEAGE

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Rating Ford Ranger 4x4 — The only bad thing is that she's really heavy on fuel but yet again it's nice to have some power under you're right foot if you need it!!!!!!!!!! Other than that there's no problem, handles well, performance is great (on- and off-road) for a pick-up and it's verry nice to drive in town and on the long road to HENTIES!!!!!!

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Kevin writes:
2005 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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Great build, Nice sound, Horrible traction in the winter (some see it as a negative, i see it as a Positive..makes driving fun!)

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Gas Mileage!

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Kevin's Ranger — The acceleration is ok, you really have to have a heavy foot to get it going off the line. However, during the acceleration it has great sound, I love driving my Ranger because of it. Only thing I regret about it is the gas mileage, its pretty bad for a 3.0 V6, the best I've ever got was 290km...per tank.

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Matthew writes:
2005 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Comfortable bucket seats, easy clean vinyl floors, loud aftermarket exhaust

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no tilt steering wheel.

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Dependable — This is a good mid-sized truck especially with 4x4. Gas mileage isn't too babe. Easy to maintain. Not to expensive. Its a very good starter truck say a high-schooler who's wanting something nice and looker. i would recommend this truck

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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TheEric8412 writes:
2005 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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Reliability, size, price, looks, stereo

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Blind spots, back seats,

TheEric8412
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Great Small Truck — Does what it's ment to do. Cheap to buy, cheap to fix, reliable, good off road even with 2WD, looks good for a small truck, good stereo, durable. Back seats are really only good for little kids, but they're great for throwing stuff in to keep dry. Tows pretty well for a small truck. Front seats are comfy and being a small truck, its easy to drive around town and park. Blind spots are awful though. Bad things are that the truck is clunky and will always make noises, interior is all plastic and there are no "luxury" features to speak of. Gas mileage is OK with the 3L V6. Best of the small american trucks availible (ranger, s10, sonoma.)

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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tltymer writes:
2005 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Solid, Plenty of Power

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Poor Fuel Mileage

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I Love Having A Truck — This truck is great to have when you need to carry something such as my riding mower, but the fuel economy isn't good at all. I don't drive it much, only has 16,000 miles on it. Stays in garage most of the time.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Don9663 writes:
2005 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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color

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fuel miles

Don9663
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Gentlemans Truck — I like the front seats, it rides well, drives well, and it handles nicely. There is not a comfortable ride in the rear seays for any length of time so the seats are a waste of space. The fuel mileage sucks for commuting and is expensive to ride to and from work daily.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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chucksamu writes:
2005 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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No expenses except maintenance items, best OEM stereo I've ever heard, lots of power when needed, comfortable ride for a 4WD, handles great in the snow.

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The more I think about this, the more I wonder why I listed this vehicle for sale. Other than just replacing the original front rotors /with ABS sensors, and a new battery, I haven't had an ounce of trouble with this vehicle!

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Best Of The Last! — I bought this 4WD pickup for a "go to work" vehicle. I worked on various construction sites around SE Michigan and most parking lots on new construction sites were temporary lots of dirt and gravel. Mix that with mud and snow during the winter and spring seasons and you can see why a 4WD vehicle is a priority. For the long distant jobs, I needed the reasonable gas mileage afforded by the Ranger. The creature comforts provided an enjoyable setting for the often hour to two hour trips to and from work. After I retired, I used the truck to carry garden supplies, new ornamental trees, and shrubs from the local nurseries. I like having the more comfortable ride than a full size pickup and still having the utility when needed. Living in a rural area with little snow plowing in the winter, the Ranger gets me where I need to go. The vehicle my wife drives is a Chrysler Town and Country minivan. With all the mechanicl and electrical problens with that thing, it's hard to believe they are both 2005's. Only problem I have had in 6 years, is the ABS sensors in the front rotors. Put new rotors on with those and all is like new again. It's great to just turn the key and go!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Petri writes:
2005 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Power, 4x4 Capabilities, Load Carrying, Comfortable Ride even for Daily Use

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Very Basic Specifications yet in terms of a Truck less that can go wrong and yet it still has all the creature comforts.

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All Considering A Very Good Truck ! — Performance is more than Adequate with a 4.0L V6 Ford Engine under the bonnet. Braking being a truck is not the greatest, yet stops well enough. Handling is very good considering it is a Truck and not a car. Build quality is good has needed some repairs here and there, also has some noises being a truck.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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2008 Ford Ranger Reviews

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This Ford Ranger Regular cab, short bed, 4x4, 3.0 Liter engine with automatic overdrive transmission is a good vehicle for light daily needs BUT, it could have had better engineered by way of manual l... Read More

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2007 Ford Ranger Reviews

Great Truck, Very Fun To Drive, And To Keep Clean (well I Enjoy It Anyways) By Justin

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