2005 Ford Ranger User Reviews

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    Good Lil Rig — good little truck, bought it with 40k a year ago, now has 95k. run it mostly as a commuter 120-180 miles per day. I dont really like the torsion bar front end, as it makes it hard to get a suspension lift. after its paid off I'll be looking to swap in a solid front axle then put about 8in of lift under her

    Pros: the 4.0L is a great engine, you can smoke the tires no problem, pretty good hauler

    Cons: should have got the rear door option

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    2005 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge Extended Cab SBReview
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    My First Brand New Truck — back in 2005 before my 19th birthday i went down to Jubilee Ford and bought my Ranger, first brand new vehicle i owned and certainly wont be the last

    Pros: great reliable truck, warrenty, first owner, great on gas

    Cons: i dont own it any more :(

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    Strong Truck But Lacks The Power Of The Bigger Model, F150 — This small truck does not lack the ability to carry around big loads. decent size bed makes it easy to move around anything. interior is at the bare with no power windows or locks on my model. radio, cd player, tape player, air condtion works well. No engine problems yet and steering is strong.

    Pros: This is the first truck i bought with my money, decent power under the hood, can carry around anything now

    Cons: sucks up gas a little fast, cant take it to the clubs

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    2005 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SBReview
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    Best Compacr Offroad Truck Ever — has a glasspack exhaust 28 in tires 15 in rims 2 in stock body lift custom front baja bar (pre-runner bar) going to get 3 inch body lift 3-6 inch suspinsion lift 31 in Super Swamper TRXUS M/T 15 in Unique Street Lock Rims

    Pros: Sturdy, nice, offroad worthy, cheap

    Cons: bad stock tires, few lift kits,

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    2005 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL Standard Cab SBReview
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    Built Fod Tough — I bought this truck as a replacement for my 98 Ranger that was destroyed by a drunk driver. I was extremely impressed (and tremendously thankful) that my 98 held up as well in the crash as it did.

    Pros: New 2.3L Duratec is a better engine than the older 2.5L Lima engine.

    Cons: Lots of noise inside the cab when driving (wind, road noise, etc).

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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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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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    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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