2005 Ford Explorer User Reviews

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Eric writes:
2005 Ford Explorer XLT Sport V6 4WD Review
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5

Pros

Pretty reliable

Cons

Only 13 miles per gallon

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Nice Family Car Dependable — Gas mileage is only 13 mpg so far been pretty easy to work on dependable nice looking roomy on my second one this is for a 2005 I have also owned a 2002 and probably will buy another one bought the 2005 wrecked and fixed it

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

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Robert writes:
2005 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD Review
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5

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reliable, tough, roomy, powerful

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low fuel economy, wider turning radius then smaller trucks

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Extremely Reliable Suv — The Explorer is a midsized SUV, that’s extremely reliable as well as very stylish. The Explorer is a No frills reliable truck, that get’s decent high way mileage. Some of the newer models step up the options available, but this truck really shines without those extra gadgets.

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Janel writes:
2005 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD Review
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5

Pros

4x4 and greta handling

Cons

this one also has a flawed trany

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A Great Ecomony Suv — For its size it doesn't get bad gas milage. it takes as much fuel as a v6 mustang. Love the handling and the 4x4. however this one has a flawed tranny that si starting to have issues despite not beign that old.

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UsedCarsofFairfaxLLC writes:
2005 Ford Explorer XLS Sport V6 4WD Review
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5

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Sharp looking car, great ride and handling,

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no negatives

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Great Vehicle — nice vehicle, very roomy, luggage rack comes in handy, very comfortable seats, driver side air bag, passenger air bag, side air bags, lots of room in the back, very nice smooth ride, rear door opens like a hatch bag also

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Pauline writes:
2005 Ford Explorer XLT V8 4WD Review
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5

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Good all around!! 3rd row seating or extra cargo area.

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Nothing really

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Ford Explorer Xlt — The performance of this truck is great. It is build great compared to other Ford model cars. The appearance is very nive, great exterior which I would love to have some things done to is still great. The interior is Leather & wood grain throughout. It has 2nd & 3rd row seating, or extra cargo. It is pretty good on gas, especially on long trips. It is a pretty fun car.

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Zaid writes:
2005 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD Review
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3

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cheap

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ugly shape

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Ford Explorer — good family car, needs more power, good handling on the road, ugly shape the new shape it looks muc better, it has 4.0 V6 engine with 210 BHP which compare to the body weight it is too low, at the end it is good for family, and it is cheap to own and maintain

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jpk7883 writes:
2005 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD Review
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4

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Reliable, Cargo Capacity, Low Maintenance Cost through 100,000 miles

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Gas Mileage

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Great Ford Explorer — I've enjoyed this car as my daily drive for about a year. It has been reliable and functional without any problems. The 4.0 V6 is adequate but would prefer a V8 in the future. All the options, for the price I paid, made this a no-brainer purchase!

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Sean writes:
2005 Ford Explorer Limited V8 Review
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its awesome

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nothing

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Again Its Awesome — its a beast....rolling with a 4.6L V8 , a custom tune, true dual exhaust and a cold air intake its like a big mustang. a little scary around corners at high speed but otherwise its awesome....more mods to come like underdrive pullies until i can afford a supercharger....and then after that possibly a 4.6L DOHC 32V....

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

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Ron writes:
2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 4WD Review
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4

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I'm a Ford man

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nothing sucks very pleased

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Well Put Together. — A wonderful reliable vehicle. It performs very good. The ride is a little trucky. It is built just fine. A nice looking vehicle The cost was within my range and is a fun truck to drive. I like this vehicle

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Alfred writes:
2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 4WD Review
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3

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Roomy and Comfy

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Gas Guzzler!! and not enough power ......

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My Car >!>1.1 — its really fun when you blast ACDC on the highway while listening highway to hell going about 90 mph lol ask jazy rofl the best thing about this Suv is that its super safe I feel like i can hit about anything and still survive "Disclaimer" Except a HUMMER lol "

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2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

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