2000 Ford Explorer User Reviews

2000 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 45 reviews

  • 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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"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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nwwoman writes:
2000 Ford Explorer Review
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5

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all of the limited edition's bells & whistles, the no-fail ride on rough roads and through snow/ice

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the gas consumption

nwwoman
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Love My Limited Explorer — I went from a small Soob sedan to my Explorer. I don't know why I haven't been driving one all along. I LOVE my Explorer. I live in a rural northern area, where there is snow, ice, wind and lots of travel on gravel or dirt roads. This vehicle is built for this lifestyle. Inside, the limited is absolutely gorgeous. Mine now has 86K on it and no problems. I'm thinking that in a year or so, I'll trade this in for yet another.

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Sylvain writes:
2000 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport Review
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3

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2 door s.u.v.  

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its a ford lol

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4x4 Thats Decently Roomy And Gas Miliage Isent Too Bad Compared To Most — -4.oL v6 single overhead cam -sunroof -Auto -400km per tank approx. -50-60$ to fill - it looks good clean and fun to make mud fly, and all kinds of room for friends when doing some offroading fun - grey interior

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

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Mike writes:
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Review
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5

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Roomy, great gadgets

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gas mileage, I am averaging 19.7 mpg, pretty good for a heavy SUV

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Eddie Bauer Explorer — This is a great SUV. It has leather, and a whole lot of gadgets. It has a back up beep system, tells me when the oil needs changing, how far I can go on the tank of gas, and the mpg. It has air conditioner controls in the back, as well as seperate radio controls for the rear passengers.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Stephen writes:
2000 Ford Explorer Limited Review
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5

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Dependable, fun to drive, good fuel efficiency (~18 mpg overall) even with V8 engine, top of the line

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can't buy another one

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One Great 2000 Ford Explorer Limited — Unbelievable value. Purchased new in early 2000 and have averaged ~18k miles per year. Repairs...minimal. Standard maintenance, two brake jobs, one suspension job, and purchased tires once. (ok, i'm cheating on this one..Ford replaced the original Firestone's at 38k miles). SUV has all the bells and whistles and is still a joy to drive. Great V8 performance, yet averages ~23 mpg on the highway and ~18 mpg overall. I got lucky on this one...this has been the my absolute best vehicle experience and value!

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Steven writes:
2000 Ford Explorer Limited AWD Review
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4

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Lots of power, even for being AWD

Cons

Drinks Gas

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Awesome Truck — Gas mileage is kinda bad, but you get used to it, its fun to drive and very responsive, yet kind of expensive when it comes to the gas. but over all a fun vehicle to own. Way to go Ford =]

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chase writes:
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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5

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Handling in winter / capability / comfort / styling

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Gas mileage (with 4.10) / sway bar links break fairly easily

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2000 Ford Explorer 4 Door 4x4 — After having my '96 for 5 years, it and it being my first vehicle and all, i had quite the hard time leaving it but this has been a pretty great replacement. Bought it with 92k miles. Since then I have put on new tires, new sway bar links, new tensioner pulley, new belt, new spark plugs and wires and that has been about it. It came with a 4.10 rear axle with no limited slip however a quick run to the junk yard and a days worth of work and i had myself a 4.10 limited slip. Its not great for gas mileage (19 at best on highway) but it really puts every ounce of power the truck has got down to the pavement and it will haul our 4 place enclosed snowmobile trailer loaded up and everything at 70 mph. ( I also added air shocks in the rear as well so that helps a lot with load leveling and such) Other than that, it sits well on the road, I keep er' cleaned up all the time and she looks sharp, have been EXTREMELY happy with both my Explorer's! Been bullet proof for me!

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

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RobsGirl123 writes:
2000 Ford Explorer XLS Review
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Appearance has stayed good and mileage is acceptable

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None

RobsGirl123
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Great Used Truck — I bought this car 16 months ago and it had 68,000 miles on it. It is in excellent condition with no rust whatsoever. The acceleration and braking is average; the handling is good. I have needed no repairs and have had only oil changes so far. The gas mileage is what you would expect for a truck, around 22-23 miles per gallon. I wouldn't say this is a "fun" car to drive, but it definitely exceeded my expectations when I purchased it. Overall, I would give my vehicle a B+.

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Angie writes:
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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5

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roomy and powerful

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Top heavy...rollover fear

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I Just Love My Suv — Performance..being an older vehicle still has the get up and go Build quiality..overall great except top heavy Appearance..still looks good except a few flaws Cost..very good gas mileage Fun..cause I have a good sound system in it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
2000 Ford Explorer XLT AWD Review
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Capable in the snow and bad weather

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Pretty much everything else...slow acceleration, poor gas mileage, low build quality, etc, etc.

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Fix Or Repair Daily = F-o-r-d — Ok, if you can't say something nice...don't say anything at all. Here's something nice: It was great in the snow; I felt very safe in the bad weather. HOWEVER... It was a total piece of junk. I bought it with 39,000 miles on the odo, had it for no more than 1 week...and the transmission blew up. I replaced the Oxygen sensor and an exhaust gas sensor to try to cure a stalling problem (it eventually went away on its own). The power steering pump was moaning very loudly at 55,000 miles. When I got rid of it with 61,000 miles...the transmission was slipping again. Enough is enough! Build quality in the interior was terrible...lots of cheap trim pieces. The cloth seats were very comfortable, though. It had the base 4.0 V6 with 160 horsepower. Acceleration was TERRIBLE. Merging onto the highway involved a planted right foot and lots of prayers. Gas mileage was pretty bad (14-15mpg average no matter what, even on the highway). I may have just been unlucky and wound up with a lemon...but, I'd have to think long and hard about whether I'd buy another Ford ever again.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeffery writes:
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4WD Review
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nice looking SUV

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Getting old

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The Exploder — She's an old girl and needs some up grading but it gets me from a to b. just tinted the windows and smoked all the lights. gets lots of looks for an explorer. but its mine and i like it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned By TMACWEBDESIGN

The Ford Explorer is the best vehicle I have ever owned . I like to buy american also looked at the Lincoln MKX which was noisy in comparison . I believe Lincoln has become an over priced Ford . Go wi... Read More

Great Suv Probably Best In Its Class/size By Divinejudge1

This SUV was very nice! It felt as nice as some Range Rovers my friends own that are only 5 years old. On that alone I believe this SUV is a great value and worth considering as a buy. I'm not a fan o... Read More

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2013 Ford Explorer Reviews

Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned By TimmySEO

I like everything about the Ford Explorer . My favorite is the technology , so far advanced compared to the competition . I read reviews on the MyFord touch that were negative . Maybe if you are lik... Read More

Nice Looker By kidscoach

A great improvement in interior design and grade of materials. A few more amenities I would suggest, heated second row seats, more cup holders, ambient lighting around the headliner, second row adjust... Read More

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2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

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

Solid Family Car, Vary Happy With It For The Most Part. By Jay

I wish I had opted for the Limited, memory seats and the intelligent cruise control would have been great features but were not options in the XLT. The interior is pretty roomy for a midsized SUV, but... Read More

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2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

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

Super Fun, Sporty Suv With The Looks To Boot! By gacowgirl79

So far this is my most favorite SUV I have ever owned. I have owned an explorer before but it was nothing compared to this one! With this one, I am just looking for a reason to get behind the wheel ... Read More

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2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

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

Best Mid-sized Suv Out! By Billy

This is my 2nt Ford Explorer and definitely not my last! This vehicle is built Ford tough and is fun to drive. Comfortably seats 7 and the 3rd row seat is very roomy for a mid-sized SUV. I wish I wa... Read More

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