2000 Ford Explorer User Reviews

2000 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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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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"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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jdizzley writes:
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
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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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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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msthomas writes:
2000 Ford Explorer XL 4WD Review
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5

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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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Connor writes:
2000 Ford Explorer Limited AWD Review
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3

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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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Chase writes:
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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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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Josh writes:
2000 Ford Explorer Limited AWD Review
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5.0l 302

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AWD

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Explorer — awesome performance is great, it has quick acceleration,the only probel was a battery and that it has the AWD under the vehicle it really needs to have the 4wd under the suv and need more room inside the cab

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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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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Lots of power, even for being AWD

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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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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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Reviews From Other Years

1991 Ford Explorer Reviews

A Very Useable 4wheel Drive By Aaronhawaii1980

I actually have a had a couple of these Explorers like this and they are tanks I turned one into a monster 4x4 and thats all I did with it. This one however is the Eddie Bauer which has everything in... Read More

Quick By hunterw26

good suv for mudding and hunting with friends, good off road truck, i like the 4.0 it has good power iv raced my friend and he has a f150 with a 5.0 and beat him its a good truck with good power for a... Read More

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1992 Ford Explorer Reviews

I Love My Truck!!! By Laurbee

When I moved from Florida to Pennsylvania I was told I SHOULD get rid of my Honda and get a 4WD vehicle. I traded my 97 Honda for my 92 Explorer. Ball joints were bad but expected. Very little rust ev... Read More

Good Vehicle To Own. By Brian

Vehicle has great acceleration, braking, handling, and ground clearance. Have had some minor repairs done (Water pump, Clutch, and Head Gaskets) but should be expected since vehicle has over 200,000 m... Read More

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1993 Ford Explorer Reviews

For Style It's An Suv And His Name Is The Beast By Loree

My Beast has been a good work SUV it is a 1993 and except for a few minor things that didn't cost me much to fix it is an awesome vehicle. Don't know how this years Explorer's have been rated but I ra... Read More

A Great Overall Truck I Love My Fords! By Conway83

Nice riding truck looked great, Tons of cargo space when you folded down the backseats just loved the overall look and sportyness of the 2 door backed up with the 5 speed manual tranny, The on... Read More

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1994 Ford Explorer Reviews

2d 4wd Suv By Alec_William

For a small vehicle it handles great off-road and going into the mountains. It is good at taking corners and going high speeds quickly. The brakes work exceptionally well. It's a fun little vehicle ... Read More

Junk By tfret

Comfortable and stylish, that's the only thing good I can say about it. The performance and fuel economy were both pathetic. I got angry at this car every time I drove it. My wife decided it was bad f... Read More

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1995 Ford Explorer Reviews

P.o.s Winter Beater By Tater343

At first I really liked driving it, but then the brakes went out, the tranny went out, the eletric window motors went out, the radio sounded fuzzy. Bought it for 600 and made it 3 months before the mo... Read More

Nice By Steve

its an ok truck needs more power for a 4.o tho its pretty sleeek in my eyes really like the rims forr bein stock but i really think it sits too low for a 4x4 truck deff needs to sit higher from fact... Read More

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