2005 Ford F-150 Consumer Review: Nice Truck

2005 Ford F-150 - Consumer Review

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Lariat SuperCrew (5.4L V8 4x4 4-speed Automatic 5.6 ft. Bed)

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By Dan M on


2005 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCrew Lariat 4WD Styleside 5.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


I purchased the truck as a leftover 2005 about 2-1/2 months ago. Rebates/discounts were aggressive, making it a good value. I only have 1200 miles on it. The truck rides smooth, very quiet, great interior space, sufficient power. The truck is heavy, so the acceleration is only okay given it has 300 hp. However, I will use it to tow a 6,300 lb travel trailer, so additional mass in the truck helps keep the trailer from pushing the truck around. The rack and pinion steering is very good, it cruises the interstate with great on-center feel. Heated seats are nice in the north country. Moonroof is quiet when open or closed (unlike many other vehicles). If you like it, buy one!

Best Features

- Interior is very roomy, comfortable, and quiet. - Stereo sounds very good (6-CD player with Audiophile option). - Some of the small options are surprisingly cheap and are useful: electric rear window, electric foot pedal adjustment, and backup sensor. - Very nice looking truck (in my opinion) .

Worst Features

- Some interior hard plastic, soft-touch type would be nice - Front fender liners insufficient. Slop comes through the bumper/body gap making a mess. Also, fog light wiring is exposed - Part-time 4WD is antiquated; "automatic" 4WD, like the Explorer, would be a big plus on marginally slippery days.
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