2002 Ford Explorer User Reviews

2002 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:4.2 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
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 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" 14 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"comfortable car" 7 reviews
"storage" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 25 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"transmission" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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longnail412 writes:
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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Main reason I have this vehicle is ex-spouse wouldn't take it

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Reason to avoid this particular car, it guzzle the gas like water.

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Would Be Okay If It Was A Had A Smaller Engine And The Previous Owner Took Better Care Of It — Don't like the fact it's a gas guzzler. Drives well, but too many mechanical problems after only having the vehicle two and half years (one small problem after another). Haven't had any extremely major problems. Overall like the truck since it's my first, but think I'll go with something other than a ford next time (now that i'm experience in driving suv). like the feeling of high riders.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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abeirlein writes:
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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4

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Tons of room!

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Lack of power

abeirlein
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Shamu Is So Dependable — This vehicle is extremely dependable in all types of weather. A foot of snow is not a match for this vehicle. Over the years, maintenance has been a snap. It's been 12 years and it still cleans up so well. It has served us extremely well over the years whether it's going to work or moving furniture.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Darin83 writes:
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4WD Review
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The Beast — Gas millage isn't really that bad and the tank holds a great deal, so I don't complain! Great for vacations and long distance driving!

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battlesj writes:
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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great car a lot of power 3rd row seating 8 cylinder engine sunroof leather seats front and rear heat and ac

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decent on gas considering it being an 8 cylinder suv. but gas can become costly with a lot of use.

battlesj
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Great Vehicle — I like the power and leather seating. as well as the 3rd row seating which can be turned into extra cargo room. sunroof is great automatic lights and security system with security light on the side view mirrors is nice touch. like the style. great for the winter snow and icy roads. nice handling and command of the road headlights and fog lights are great a lot of coverage. Just have money for gas cost.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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battlesj writes:
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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a lot of power sport features leather seats 3rd seating sunroof digital temp rear heat ac automatic lights security system adjustable pedals

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typical with power is gas cost only down side for a 8 cylinder

battlesj
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Great Car — a lot of power and features very useful for towing and driving in the snow just be able to afford the gas if you do a lot of driving in it. love the style and easy to clean leather seats and 3rd row seating/ cargo room.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Helgi writes:
2002 Ford Explorer Limited Review
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5

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The DvD player

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the dvd player has the american system

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Best Car Ever ! — Ford Exlorer Limited Edition V8 With DvD system We have it on 31'' Toyo Tires its silver gray it is transported from america good torque i like very much, i recomend this suv for everyone :) good to drive. smooth aswell

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Angela writes:
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD Review
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i can haul anything without effort

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the gas mileage

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I Love My Explorer — i absolutely love my explorer!! it's perfect for everything!! it is reliable and has low maintenence. it's not the best on gas but it's not bad for a v8!! the interior is easy to clean leather so it's perfect for kids, camping and road trips!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kelly writes:
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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Good gas mileage, LOVE the ride the independent rear suspension provides, dependable, LOVE driving it in the snow before the streets are plowed.

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The cloth interior, the fading back window posts. I mean, if Dodge can make those panels fade-free, why can't Ford??

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Love My Explorer. — Goes through the snow like hot knife through butter even without the 4-wheel drive!! This is my second Explorer, and I bought it on the reputation of the first one, which, with 210,000 miles, is still going strong! (I still own the first one, a '92, and will keep it until it begs for mercy.) A few cons - the soft plug is very expensive to replace on the 4.0 liter engine. It looks like an 89-cent part, but due to its location, cost $270 in labor charges to get to it. I'm not happy with the cloth interior as everything sticks to it like velcro. And the posts between the rear side windows and back window are getting dull, a problem that has been happening since 1992 apparently. I will most likely always drive an Explorer. They're roomy, comfortable, dependable and easy for everyone to get in and out of.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mikea5 writes:
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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I love my explorer, it is comfortable to drive on long trips, great sound system and i love the sound of the 4.6 v8. with 213k it is hard to believe it still looks good and is reliable i would drive it any where if i could afford the gas. Turns on a dime great in parking lots

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15 mpg and you have to take it to the dealer to be worked on

mikea5
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Good Looking Suv — Over all i love this body style of explorer it is a great car to drive and i believe it was built well. It is reliable, roomy, and it is a go with the flow type of car. I work for a delivery service and at Christmas time i used it to deliver packages, it was amazing how much i could fit in it.

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seeborn writes:
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looks

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the motor

seeborn
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Its A Nice Body Style — i really like how nice my suv looks, i also like how much my faimly like it when we use to take long trips out of town with it the space we all have as well we just looked good in it

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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