2002 Ford Explorer User Reviews

2002 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 48 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:4.2 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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Displaying 31 - 40 of 48 2002 Ford Explorer reviews.

Mickey writes:
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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4

Pros

I really like being able to see the road I'm driving

Cons

the gas mileage

35

Great For Towing — Silver Grey exterior, charcoal gray interior, comfortably seats 4 with luggage in back. pullover sun shade for rear . A great car

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Ritch writes:
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Review
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4

Pros

Versatile, easy to live with, cargo capacity, comfortable

Cons

silly things have gone wrong, sunroof is terrible, gas mileage is terrible.

35

Well Designed, Versatile And Dependable — Well designed, versatile and dependable SUV. The vehicle just makes sense. This is my second Explorer.

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aglendye writes:
2002 Ford Explorer XLS Review
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3

Pros

cargo space

Cons

gas miledge

aglendye
25

2 Explorers Down... Will There Be More In My Future? — Great car. This is my second explorer. My first was a 1995 EB Explorer. I decided to get this 2002 because I was in need of cargo space and reliability. This car has been a joy to drive over the last 8 years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jamie writes:
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD Review
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5

Pros

great 4x4, awesome styling, extremely comfy for long trips

Cons

gas mileage

55

Awesome Car, My Family Has Had 4 Explorers And We Loved Every Single One Of Them — Performance:handling- it handled like a car with AWD. tight cornering, little body roll. Build Quality: I put about 15k miles on the car when i had it and it never needed anything but a new tail light. Cost of Ownership: the only thing i had trouble paying for was the gas...i think it just needed a tune up

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

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chuckyexplorer writes:
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4WD Review
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3

Pros

It looks good

Cons

so far nothing

chuckyexplorer
35

Looks — well I like everything about my ford explorer, it has a fast pick, it rides nice, take the bumps softly, I really like that, but I am worry about what could happen to it, after all the news aand complains I have read aobut it. I hope it last for a long while. Is a 2002 ford explorer with around 125 thousands mile.

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

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Evan writes:
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD Review
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5

Pros

Everything.

Cons

It IS an SUV. (For all you hippies.)

35

Explorers. — Performance: In the time I've been driving my Explorer, it's performance has been quite excellent (To my standards, atleast.) It's braking, acceleration and handling are rather superb, especially for stock components. Build Quality: Only issue with 2002 Explorers as far as build quality is the rear panel, just underneath the rear window, has a reputation to crack just enough to notice, but repairing this part is futile, as it will only break again. Appearance: The Explorer's appearance has always been a welcoming sight among motorists. The only appearance issue I have with my Explorer is it's default rim's are a bit dull, both in design and color. But nothing some work time and cash can't fix. It's a matter of personal choice. Cost of Ownership: As far as I can tell, the Explorer's MPG is decent atleast, especially for me, who's primary use for the vehicle is picking up the lady, driving to class, going to the station and responding to emergencies. As far as fun factor, yes is all I have to say. It will be great once I can mount whacker lights and a radio onboard.

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

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Alex writes:
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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5

Pros

V8 engine, 4wd, 7 seater

Cons

none

35

Great Family Car — Great SUV, has it's quirks but overall is built well. Only problem is you are not able to pull a u-haul trailer with it. Fun to drive in any condition, gas mileage is as expected for something of this size

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eric writes:
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD Review
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4

Pros

lots of room

Cons

gas mileage

25

Ok Vehicle — powerful, do not like the four wheel drive , gets 14 miles per gallon lots of extras such as 6 disk cd player, memory seat, memory gas and brake pedals, brakes fast and can go very quick very solidly built by ford

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

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Joseph writes:
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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4

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comfy

Cons

MPG

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Dunno — Not a bad car. MPG sucks though, Very comfortable and still pretty quick for a decent sized suv, I wish the damn lights and door sensors worked. Might buy another but i'm more into the little vehicles but still happy with it

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Derek writes:
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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5

Pros

V8,4x4,

Cons

MPG

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Ford Explorer — The build is great. The acceleration is very good. The braking isn't that well but its still ok. I have only ever had one problem with the car after 1.5years. The car is fun to drive except you can do any ditty's or anything.

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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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