2003 Ford Explorer User Reviews

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

Pros

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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3

Pros

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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5

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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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5

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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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5

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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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5

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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

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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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