2003 Ford Explorer User Reviews

2003 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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"ride" 8 reviews
"space" 6 reviews
"big space" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 14 reviews

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FrankoDrums writes:
2003 Ford Explorer Limited V8 4WD Review
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5

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Family car , runs great .

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Power full engine , easy drive , works great.

FrankoDrums
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03 Ford Explorer Limited 4wd V8 - Mustang Rims — 03 Ford Explorer Limited V8 4WD - I love this car , great model , runs great , leather seats , sunroof , power full engine . I got this SUV for about 3 years and never had any problem i love it ! Great for highway , has a dvd on the back for kids , custom tail lights and came with a great sound system.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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James writes:
2003 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD Review
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not much

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too many

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Its Just Ok — box like, abs light comes on all the time when accelerating on the highway. accessing the third row is a pain. it has a v6 but it consumes gas like a v8 without the power of the v8. It is just for transporting things.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Evan writes:
2003 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD Review
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Built well, value for dollar.

Cons

If you don't like american cars

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Get This Unless You Prefer Something A Little More Crown Vic Like. — V6 little slow, could have been more attractive but still sleek. No repairs other than normal maintenance. great gas mileage. 15 city, 21 hwy. fun to drive in the snow, put it in 4 high- snow is no problem up to 18 inches. put it in 4-low pull two, three tons no prob.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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nacfire writes:
2003 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD Review
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4

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drives great for long road trips, lots of room, great in snow, very durable

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gas mileage not the best, limited towing capacity

nacfire
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Great Car For Family — car served me well over the years, great on the road, handles well for a larger vehicle, no major repairs in the eight years that I have owned this truck, this is a much more versatile and durable than a mini-van or a crossover

Primary Use: Family transportation

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evangelistmatt writes:
2003 Ford Explorer Limited V6 4WD Review
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Very nice SUV, lots of room.

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Nothing I don't like about it.

evangelistmatt
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Very Clean Truck. — I like the room and the ride. I could easily load my kids and grandchildren with the third row seating and the heat and ac in the rear make it comfortable for everyone. The sound system is excellent and only 6 months old, I have always been a stickler for quality sound playing my music, make the ride much better.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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johnsenjb writes:
2003 Ford Explorer Limited V6 4WD Review
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None

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Too many to name!!

johnsenjb
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Will Never Buy Another!!!! — Quality of parts in vehicle is very poor. I have recently joined Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)to hopefully reduce my concerns about the cost of car breakdowns. Ford stands for "Fix or repair Daily". I would like to change this saying to fix or repair monthly. My monthly repairs bills run on average $500-$600. My decision now after 60,000 kilometers is to get rid of it. And I never ever will trade up to another FORD.

Owner for 4 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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Ashley writes:
2003 Ford Explorer XLT V6 Review
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Lots of space, very roomy and comfy, my back up sensors

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Uses to much gas!

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My Explorer! — I've had my Explorer for 3 years now and I love it! It's very comfortable and would recommend this to anyone who wants an SUV. The only downfall is the gas mileage. But I can deal with it! It's been great with moving and hauling things or people to wherever!

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Kristi writes:
2003 Ford Explorer XLT Sport V8 4WD Review
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acceleration, V8,

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Transmission problems, shifting can be a bit rough,

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V8 Kills — i love this car. it accelerats like a bat out of hell. its gun to drive and you can fit alot of people in it!

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Tammy writes:
2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 AWD Review
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Everything

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No Sunroof, and it's Green

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Tammy's '03 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition Awd — I love my truck. It has almost everything in it that I wanted, except a sunroof. It has leather heated seats, 3rd row seating, running board, power everything. I love driving it, it is so comfortable and handles great. Will have this vehicle for a long time.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Amber writes:
2003 Ford Explorer XLS V6 4WD Review
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It's not a Mini-Van

Cons

What don't suck about it?

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Ford Sucks — Ford sucks! If I could buy my VW Golf back I would, in a heartbeat! It has no speed. It breaks down all the time. It always has some light going off on the dash. It gets terrible gas mileage. I really just regret that I bought it. The 1 positive it has...... it gets me from point A to point B.

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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