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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Overview
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The 2003 Ford Explorer Sport was a lame-duck model; Ford had announced its plans to discontinue the two-door Explorer Sport, which no longer really had any unique selling qualities in an overcrowded SUV marketplace.
The flagship Explorer was still selling like mad, and the smaller Escape had pretty much eclipsed the Explorer Sport's market share, so the guys in Dearborn decided they'd pull the plug after the 2003 model year.
With this in mind, there were no significant changes made to the 2003 Explorer Sport. Two trimlines were offered, XLS and XLT, rather than the selection of options packages that had been available in previous model years. Buyers also had a choice of rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.
The '03 Ford Explorer Sport wasn't distinguished by its power; its 4.0 liter, single overhead cam V6 put out 205 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. Gas mileage clocked at 15 mpg city, 20 mpg highway.
The short half-life of the Ford Explorer Sport ended not with a bang, but a whimper. It really was the little SUV that got left behind.
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Ford Explorer Sport Questions
Lost All Gears While Driving
While driving down the highway with cruise on i lost all gears. No noise or warning of any kind. Won't even engage park. What am I looking at. 2000 ford explorer v6 4x4
2003 Ford Explorer Sport, My Hatch Door Will Not Open. I Need To Get Into T...
The outside handle has disconnected. How do get to the connections from inside the car?
Heater Water Valve On Front Of Engine
where does vacum come from to open valve i changes switch that has vac lines to it that changes where you want heat to go floor defrost panel.i cant get this vavle to open.
Where can I get the 'master' code for the keyless entry for my 2003 Explorer sport
What Reasons Is There For My Ford To Be Stalling?
in the last month my Ford Sxplorer Sport (2003) had its engine light on. We got this off but then it has stalled 4 times. I have always got it restarted and on my way but what could be wrong?