by BT on Apr 17, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab FX4 Level II 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
Previously owned a 1999 Ranger 4x4 Supercab,the 2005 is quieter, has more power for passing and merging on the interstate, and the 4 wheel ABS brakes have excellent stopping power without grabbing or being noisy.The color I got was Sonic blue very nice color.
by Fred on Mar 25, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab FX4 Level II 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
I have put 50,000 miles on my truck, including some serious low range 4WD on old mining roads. The original shocks stink, I replaced them with Rancho Adjustables which vastly improved the handling. I use my Ranger for work and play. The truck with the lumbar adjustable seats is reasonably comfortable for a long day's drive. I have had no problems what so ever with it. Would I buy another one? Probably, it's good value for the money.
by Kelly on Dec 23, 2004 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab FX4 Level II 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
Owned a 2002 and now a new 2004 Fx4 II
off road package on both trucks.
The brakes are an improvement from the
02 in 03 and up you can feel and tell
the difference in stopping with the
bigger drums and rotors.
The new gauge dash cluster is trendy but
a step down from before loss of real oil
pressure gage and volt gage 02 had. Now
just idiot lights, not a good trade off.
Mid speed vibration in chassis is still
there. Empty passenger seats vibrate.
With new leather seating option I lost
the lumbar seat adjustments had on the 02.
Also they dropped the driver, passenger
side map lights from the over-head door
light, which is a must for off roading.
Good truck, expect better from Ford.