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  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 17 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 19 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"heavy car" 4 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews

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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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handling ride comfort and  braking good/proficient great overall car would buy again should not have sold

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bad motor and tranny from get go but it was well used, repair cost and finding a mechanic was a pain

jdizzley
75

Great Overall — great camping and road trip car got good gas mileage 18 to 19mpg. 4wd was solid and gave grea handling feel. commute car was alright far trips cost gas more than a hybrid or smaller car. interior was well trimmed lots of leather.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2000 Ford Explorer XL 4WD Review
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no leaks

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door locks

msthomas
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Love My Truck — this has been a graeat truck my sister used for many years and had small children took this car across country works just fine still no leaks almost 9 yrs later i would recommend this car to anyone she is good on gas and always starts right up minor problems with dooor locks make it a li unberabvle after awhile but easy to fix

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2000 Ford Explorer Limited AWD Review
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The sound, the fun trying to fix it

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everything else

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Not Bad, But Not Good Either — This car was in my family for 14 years. It had its fair share of problems, and towards the end of its life, it was in bad shape. But after all was said and done, the car served my family well :) It had almost no power, but plenty of torque. It accelerated slower than my Honda Accord 4-cyl!! The brakes felt like pushing on blocks of wood, and the handling sucked really. The build quality was not great, it had plenty of rattles and squeaks that no one could figure out. Looks-wise, it was decent... nothing special. after the warranty expired, it got expensive to maintain including $900 to fix a radiator, and $500 to fix a stabilizer bar. Now, because of this car's unreliability, it was fun to drive because I just didn't know what would happen.

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

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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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lots of storage space

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changing spark plugs is a pain on one side

johnandrox
35

Great Family Car — good on gas, parts are easy to find, has room to go an long trips our just driving around town easy for any one to drive and i like the 4x4 when off road . Take one for a test drive you will like it

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2000 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport Review
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custom wheels

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its old

jaceymelissa
35

Its A Truck — its a truck it does the job that it needed to do. the only complaint is it is getting old and tired. otherwise I do like the truck. we had plenty of hours of fun running through the sand at Silver Lake sand dunes.

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2000 Ford Explorer XLT AWD Review
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billybry
20

Just Bought A 2010, Last Model Before Downsize In 2011 — 173,000 miles and still ticking. Only car running in Chicago Blizzard (22 inches snow) in 2011. Great space for cargo. Only missing 3rd row seats. Loved the pwr lock in back, not on 2010 version. Needed new interior for customers thus the 2010 purchase..

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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Pretty good car.  Did not drive it much, but it would have gone the distance.

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A bit smaller than the luxury SUV of the 2004 plus variety.  But, it held it own.

lightfoot50
25

Pretty Good Suv — Liked everything. Really no complaints at all. It ran well for 10 plus years. Almost no repairs were needed. Minor thermostat issues at 40K miles. That is about it. The more I think of it except for being 10 years old and looking a bit out of date it was an excellent all round car for city and highway. Feel safe in getting one.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2000 Ford Explorer XLT Review
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Wonderful vehicle that will suit a small family. No problems and very reliable! Carries roof racks, kayaks, canoes, and many more things if you like to explore!!!

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Fuel efficiency for long commutes. Averages 17mpg. If treated right will give you 20!

Surratt1925
45

Fantastic Deal On A 2000 Ford Explorer With Low Miles!!!! — Loved driving this car in any weather! Never fear the rain with the new tires and size of this wonderful SUV! It has served as a wonderful second vehicle, and incredibly reliable. Low miles due to only being second owner. Very well maintained interior and exterior! Could use a little paint touch up on top near the roof rack but other than that clean and clear car!!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2000 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport Review
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The power in the engine

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35

Cheap Car — The car had a nice engine, good power etc. Though it handled like the earlier Explorers. Interior had enough room for two comfortably, but lacked the SUV space expected. The price was right, so I bought it. Though it wouldn't happen again.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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Handling is very good, breaks are great, seats are very comfortable (their heated), the exterior looks (in my opinion) fantastic, I love the way it looks.

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The biggest con I have with it is that the radio display doesn't work, ive tried two different stereos and they both didn't work. Other cons...oh the back wipers don't clean the whole window, only half of it. No other cons

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Very Reliable Truck/suv — The only things I didn't like about this car is the radio display doesn't work and the back wipers don't fully work. Otherwise it's a perfect truck/SUV for everyday commuting, it's surprisingly good on gas too. I highly recommend the 2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

Number 1 Suv By jrl559

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2013 Ford Explorer Reviews

Super All-around Suv! By Kpecot

Great family SUV. Lots of cargo room and passenger comforts. Love the leather, roof rack and 4WD upgrades as well as SYNC and Bluetooth features. Drives nice, solid handling. Liked it so much, getting... Read More

Super Suv! By Kpecot

Loved this SUV. In fact, I'm getting another one (2014 or 2015)! Preferred to drive it over our second car, which is a sporty and fun-to-drive 300Z. Leather and 4WD a big plus but not "must haves". Li... Read More

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2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

The Ultimate Snowboarding Assault Vehicle By cargurusLV

What's the point of getting an SUV with 5-seats? That's just an oversized car that eats up more gas. That's why I got the Explorer. It has 7-seats and luxuriously appointed with a great tech convenien... Read More

Feels Good, Looks Good. By mikepetrey

Like the appearance and performance. Smooth riding SUV with all the luxuries. The air conditioning is very cold, the heat is very warm. All power features have always worked with no problems whatso... Read More

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2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

Sporty By lisser17

The room for my whole family in a reliable car. You will always get compliments on the ride and the look of the car. The convenience of the remote start is wonderful on hot and cold days! We love thi... Read More

Good Vehicle. By Ken

Could use a little more power. The 3.5L V6 is just not quite enough. However, I'm sure my mileage is much better than if it had a V8, so I'm not really complaining all that much. Otherwise, a very nic... Read More

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2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

Great Dependable Suv With All The Creature Comforts You Need. By SS131

What I love about this car is that it has the power third row seating which makes it very easy to accommodate more passengers with the touch of a button.Beautiful interior color combo and the Ford syn... Read More

Lots Of Toys On The Limited Awd By goldy

Accelerator responsiveness with the 6 speed transmission and the v8 is lousy. The 6 speed wants to be in 2nd when starting and shifts very quickly to 6th even when going only 30mph.6 speed is only goo... Read More

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