2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac User Reviews

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    2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4WD Crew Cab Review
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    65

    I Love It! — I really don't have any dislikes about this truck. Easy to work on when needed...parts are reasonable, kind of wish there was a front bench seat option but still like the separate seats...handled very well in many different weather scenarios.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great smaller roomy truck.

    Cons: 5 seater

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    2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS Crew Cab Review
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    40

    Great — it is a very nice sporty truck,and it has a lot of room,it handles well in any weather,mine is a 4x2 and I did not have any problems,in snow or rain,it is a nice looking truck

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: drives and handles well,looks good,very comfortable

    Cons: none

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    2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4WD Crew Cab Review
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    195

    If I Had It My Way, This Would Be The Last Truck I Ever Own. — This has been a great truck for me since day one. I bought it used in '07. It is perfect for camping, has towed/hauled everything I've put in/on it and it is a great looking truck. Aside from routine maintenance, I've only had to replace the alternator on it. It is at almost 130k and I know of other Sport Tracs that are going strong with double the miles. Since Ford has discontinued the Sport Trac I plan to eventually restore it instead of buying a newer vehicle.

    Pros: Lots of room for driver and passengers, front and back seats.  Great sounding stock stereo.  Versatile cargo area.  Decent towing ability.  Cool looking truck.  High resale value.

    Cons: Body roll issue and stock shocks are weak.  Many guys upgrade the sway bar and shocks.  Gas mileage is in the mid teens/gal.

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    2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4WD Crew Cab Review
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    55

    Great Vehicle — I enjoyed the utility of the Explorer Sport Trac. The bed holds a yard of mulch easily and has deep walls. The tie downs are located outside the bed for easy access. The interior is spacious front and back. Multiple power ports in the truck and one in the bed. Great for camping.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Tows 5000 pounds. Drives well in snow and ice.

    Cons: None

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    2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Crew Cab Review
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    85

    Small Bed But Will Get The Job Done — Performance-it accellerated as expected for a pick up truck Build Quality-built Ford Tough, everything was good fitting and expected from a truck Appearance-the interior was nice and comfortable, exterior looked rugged Cost of Ownership-the gas mileage was terrible! Filled up almost 2X a week Fun Factor-its a truck

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Nice utility truck

    Cons: Poor gas mileage

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    2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4WD Crew Cab Review
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    Awesome — It is large and in charge. The whole family fits in. It has everything I need except my cd player is jammed. It could use a good bath too. I feel safe on the highway and no one will challenge me!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: safe,kids

    Cons: gas mileage

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    2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Adrenalin Crew Cab Review
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    45

    My Old Sport Trac — Umm... I LOVED this car while in high school. I had dual exhaust on it, a grille guard, tuana (sp?) cover, and two 12 inch speakers in/on it. I also installed a new radio.But this thing flips very easily... but no damage was done when it flipped! I only had to replace the passenger mirror.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I LOVED this car while I was in high school

    Cons: Flips easily

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    2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Crew Cab Review
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    45

    A Newer Model Would Be My Dream Car — Performance-great, but rotation of tires needs to be done more that often Build Quality-constant rotation of tires is key to the smooth ride Appearance-perfect Cost of Ownership-about $60 to fill up the tank...and lasts about 300 miles Fun Factor-crazy fun! I love my car

    Pros: its a truck

    Cons: nothing

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    2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4WD Crew Cab Review
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    75

    My Sport Trac Experiences — Overall, my trac is awesome! Save for a few maintenance issues, the major complaint I have is the brakes (known for front brake problems - need to aftermarket upgrade, we've been through 2 front passenger side calipers. . .and I've lost count of pads) and we have this problem with the gas line air vent tube (it was a recalled item in the mustangs of the same year, but the sport trac somehow got away with it. . .) - it gets clogged way too easy - and then your stuck at the pump with it kicking off every 10 cents because the air cannot escape. . .the dealership says it's because of the off-roading, but we haven't done any since May long last year with this truck. . .so why is it clogged again? The other thing: the aluminum rims - we haven't done any CRAZY off-roading (like we do with the Bronco), nor have we hit curbs hard. . .but the rear rims are bent out of wack, takes like 18 ounces to balance. This truck has been to hell and back 120000kms were used to move with, twice. . .back and forth to Manitoba, off-road trips (goes everywhere the Bronco goes and then some), camping trips, we've lived out of the truck for a month, the dogs fit nicely in the backseat. . .Overall, awesome.

    Pros: Fun, Compact, Versatile, Capable

    Cons: Brakes, Fuel Air Vent Tube, Need Aftermarket Rims

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    2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4WD Crew Cab Review
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    55

    Nice Car — love the car its good on gas and has nice interior the performance seems to be great. Very good in 4 wheel try the cost wasnt to bad The only thing i dont like is theres no room under the backseat. The car is fun to drive i enjoy it throughly.

    Pros: good on gas, nice car

    Cons: no under the seat room

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

    Fantastic By rgamore

    This vehicle is ALMOST PERFECT, so it's hard to say anything else. Ford did a great job of designing and building this vehicle. Performance is outstanding, it's looks are incredibly eye catching. I'm ... Read More

    A Blast To Drive. By Chompers24

    I love the grippy 4x4 and that it drives as smooth as a car. It's a lot nicer to have the computer in the dash instead of the overhead. Did I mention the heated leather seats… AWESOME! I hope Ford br... Read More

    2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

    Ford & Dealer Seem Reluctant To Track Down This Annoooying Noise By Yukon

    This vehicle has an intermittent howl that seems to come from the rear. Brakes tested OK. About every 2-3 weeks the howl begins for a few days then goes away. I have run into another ST owner who repo... Read More

    Recession Suv Quality By Tracy Allen

    Considering we are in a recession. This SUV covers all needs of a growing family, yet still low in price and high in quality. Use it as a family vehicle for trip to see family, use it to haul wood f... Read More

    2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

    Hmmm...nice! By Levi

    This vehicle was a great one. It hit a moose and they put it right back on the road and I drove it 15,000 more miles before I traded it for the 2010 Fusion. Mileage was decent as long as I stayed on t... Read More

    Loved It! By Devin

    Absolutely loved this vehicle. Had watertight compartments recessed into the bed for storage, a hard watertight bed cover that covered the whole thing. Even a cigarette lighter power point in the be... Read More

    2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

    Love It By m9p37zf7

    Good power fun to drive, it feels safe. Looks great, easy parking in small parking spaces. It has good Michlin tires as can be seen on one of the pictures. The clear coat finish is easy to clean, just... Read More

    Great Pickup Or Passenger Vehicle By amalone01

    This has been a great family car as well as pick u pick up truck. Some of the maintainence costs were a little high because of the special engine in the truck. But overall the truck has been very goo... Read More

    2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

    Good Vehicle To Get Out Of Town And Off The Beaten Path With. By dustinmaas

    All in all this vehicle has been a reliable vehicle, that has safely taken me to work, and play. Have had no major mechanical issues, and all though it only has a V6 engine I rarely feel like it strug... Read More

    Great Truck By dandyoun

    This truck was by far one of my favorite ones to have owned. No real mechanical issues. Never let me down. would still have it today but it lacked the power and weight to pull my toys safely. But ... Read More

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