2005 Ford Ranger User Reviews

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    2005 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    25

    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.)

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

    Cons: no tilt steering wheel.

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    2005 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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    85

    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.)

    Pros: Reliability, size, price, looks, stereo

    Cons: Blind spots, back seats,

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    2005 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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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.)

    Pros: Solid, Plenty of Power

    Cons: Poor Fuel Mileage

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    2005 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Standard Cab SB Review
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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).

    Pros: 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).

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

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    2005 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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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

    Pros: color

    Cons: fuel miles

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    2005 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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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.)

    Pros: Power, 4x4 Capabilities, Load Carrying, Comfortable Ride even for Daily Use

    Cons: 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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    2005 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    A Very Good Truck — its got 270hp and 282ftlbs i upgraded the brakes and all of the fluids to syenthic, its got a K&N air intake, rancho rs 5000 front and rear shock, oversized factory stock tires they are 255/70/R16. i put awestin black brush gaurd with a hand grande and a skull mounted on the brush gaurd.The bulid quailty is good everything is very easy to work on and bulit very solid. i love the interior carcaol and back seats, with viynel flooring very rugged, the piant needs some work, but i do use it to carry scape metal. very fun to drive around in the speaker system is great, the ride is smoother than most trucks, and plus u can go off road cause its 4x4 can u can take it just about anywhere. i love my truck and i would never sell it and i would recommend this truck to anyone.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: its 4x4 cant have a 2x4 in wv

    Cons: Gas mileage 14-16mipg

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    2005 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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    Good All Around Truck, Does Almost Everything I Want It To — truck does pretty good...looks good cleaned up (color is Sonic Blue). performance is half of what it should be but you cant expect a whole lot from the 3.slow. gets 14-17 mpg no matter how you drive, city or highway.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: nice, smooth, looks good

    Cons: get one with the 4.0L instead of the 3.0L

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    2005 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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    Awsome — performance is alright for a 4 cylinder build quality can not brake it no matter what you do appearance good but could be in-proved cost of ownership cheap cheap cheap fun factor you can beat the poo out of it

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: the fun factor

    Cons: the engine

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    2005 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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    2005 Ford Ranger Supercab Xlt — Overall, I am impressed with the quality of my Ranger. I bought it brand new off the lot in August 2005. 6 months later, I wrecked it by T-Boning a Grand Am. I put the passenger door of the grand am inside the car, and my Ranger only had minor body damage. Very well built truck. will most likely stick with Ford in the future.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Very nice small truck, def gets the job done.

    Cons: Towing capacity

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2011 Ford Ranger Reviews

    Overall Great Vehicle By zcar690

    I like the dependability of this vehicle. I purchased it because I had previously owned a 2001 Ford Ranger that lasted me 10 years 225,000 miles. The 4.0 V6 engine is very strong and the towing capaci... Read More

    2011 Ford Ranger Supercab Sport By Andrew

    One of the main reasons I need to get rid of it is the fact that it isnt a family vehicle and I really need more space for car seats. It does not have a bed liner. It accelerates very smoothly and has... Read More

    2010 Ford Ranger Reviews

    Practical. By DugK

    Acts and drives like a small truck. Doesn't pretend to be anything other than a truck. No mushy car like ride. Provides good utility. Daily driver. Road and cabin noise is louder than normal. Fr... Read More

    Great Starter Truck. By Brockmontgomery

    I like the small size and good fuel milage. it is easy to drive and handel, that is why is a great starter vehicle. Not enough room for many passergers. overall a good pick up truck for a young driver... Read More

    2009 Ford Ranger Reviews

    Great Compact Truck By Jddirtbiker

    Power dome hood looks great in black. 4ad is easy to operate and works great. Good hauling capacity and a reliable truck. It's my 3rd and I had 210,000 miles on the last one and it still looked grea... Read More

    Good Looker By Bailie

    I liked the sporty look of the hood and fender flairs. The color is very pleasing as well as the interior color. The Rally Gauge Cluster gave interior a sporty look as well and was surprised that it... Read More

    2008 Ford Ranger Reviews

    Awesome! By DucatiMarco

    I love this truck - it drives great, and the Grabber Orange color makes it a head-turner. It is fun to drive, and does a good job at towing. The only down-side is I wish it had "real" rear seats, rath... Read More

    Great Little Truck! By colin0008

    very dependable,its my 3rd ranger.there tough,never had any issues with them,there great off roaders,they hauls very well for a small truck. hauls my 3 atv in my 7x14 trailer and packed for a fami... Read More

    2007 Ford Ranger Reviews

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

    I love my truck what can I say... She has given me some problems but always comes out stronger in the end! She has about 65k miles in her right now and I have people come up to me ans ask if its brand... Read More

    Love My Truck, The Only Thing Is That The Double Cabs Should Come Out In 3ltr As Standard Though. By Mickey

    Performance - acceleration - Great, braking - Needs ABS and EBS, handling - Great Build Quality - has it needed repairs? - No repairs, squeaks/rattles - None Appearance - interior - basic and functio... Read More

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