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Bang for the buck
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By Happy Camper
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2005 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought this truck a couple years after buying my house. Needed something to make those trips to home Depot. As usual, the occasional need arises to ask the truck to do more than expected. And with the 4.2 V-6, I was a little concerned about it's ability to provide adequate power. The chassis build was never a concern. Honestly, the sluggish feel from the V6 doesn't fully demonstrate it's full potential under load. It actually starts to behave like the famous 300ci in-line six. I was quite surprised when I hooked up my new 27' travel trailer, and was reaching for the overdrive button at highway speeds. Have towed a 66 Mustang on a Uhaul trailer, and 2000' of stone in the box. Not one problem


Best Features

Capacity, brakes, towing, engine and drivetrain performance, functionality, dependability, ride, confident handling.


Worst Features

Not much, maybe more glove box space. I like this truck a lot, so won't get to buy a new one for many more years.


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Good 2wd pickup
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By tpiatt150
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2005 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M)


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I purchased this truck new and have been very impressed.Its no speed machine nor a powerhouse but does very well for being a 1/2 ton truck. This truck with the 5 speed is very peppy for having a 4.2 liter engine. It has also performed just fine while towing other cars and pulling loaded trailers. On average I get about 22 MPG on the interstate and could not be any happier with it.


Best Features

The little doors to let you behind the seats are great. The 5 speed transmission is nice and fun to drive.


Worst Features

It would be nice to have more cup holders.Also to shorten hieght of the bedsides would be nice as it makes it a pain to get items out of the bed. The F 150 emblems are not very good as the color washes out of the lettering. Also fog lights as an option on the 5 speed models would be nice.


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Nice Truck
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By fordtrkman
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2005 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M)


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I have the xl v-6 with the work truck pkg. Very nice truck to be basic.It gets better gas milage than my 96 Explorer Sport w/v-6 and 5-speed. I am very impressed with the smooth ride and handleing. The xtra room behind the seats is great. After driving this truck I don't think I could ever drive the other regular cabs.The truck looks good, and because it's an XL it's easy to keep the interior clean. No carpet to get stained.


Best Features

Styling. Extended regular cab, back door to acess storage behind seats


Worst Features

More cup holders for the 5-speed models,


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First truck, and loving it!
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By Stephen
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2005 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M)


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I purchased this truck because I love trucks, and more specifically, Ford trucks. However it is my first one. I have not been disappointed for the most part. Reliability has been great, and I get complements everywhere I go. A manual transmission was one of my top priorities, so I opted for the small, V6 engine. As can be expected, it is no rocket, however, with the manual tranny, it feels pretty torquey off the line. I have regularly hauled full bedloads of stuff, with not problem, and on several occasions towed a bass boat. It takes everything in stride with no problems. On long trips, even with a full bed and AC going full blast, I have received as high as 21.5 mpg on the highway!


Best Features

I love the styling! It looks good, and does everything that I have ever asked it to do. The seats are comfortable on long trips, and the AC can quickly freeze you. Even though it is the base model, I get pretty respectable sound out of the stereo. The gas mileage is decent for a vehicle of this size.


Worst Features

Include more storage places and cup holders. They are somewhat lacking in number in the regular cabin. Obviously, it could use a little more grunt from the engine, too.


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Big Red Ford
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By JLOW
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2005 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M)


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The 2005 Ford XL V6 is now our Friday night date vehicle. It rides better than the Toyota or Honda cars we have. I love the design and the color. The truck is getting 21 MPG on 2 lane highways at 55 MPH. The gas mileage on the interstate at 70 mph is about 18.5. I am pleased with the truck and I rate it higher than the GMC I traded in.


Best Features

The big comfortable seats are just great. I have the work truck version and the rubber floor mats make this vehicle very easy to clean after my muddy feet have dirtied it. One of the several reasons I bought this vehicle was to to pull my boat and it does an excellent job.


Worst Features

The bed is 5.5 feet high and so am I. I wish there was a version made so the bed is lower to the ground. Window crank is low and takes what seems like 25 cranks to get it up or down.


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