Ford Explorer Sport Experts

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Ford Explorer Sport Questions

Eddie Roos

2001 Ford Explorer The Back Driver Side Door Will Not Open I Tried Taking O...

I can't get the back passenger side door to open I taking off the panel in then all the normal things you would do something will not let it go

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David Wade

Why Does My 2000 Ford Explorer Sport Sputter, Jerk, Idle Hard And Give Off...

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Does Anyone Know Why My 01 Ford Explorer Won't Go Into Gear. It Was Driving...

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Car Has Started Hesitating When I Press The Gas Pedal, Feels Like Things A...

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Improve Explorer Suspension

Does anyone have solutions that will improve the overall ride quality of my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport. The shocks were recently in the front of the vehicle, however bumps or pot holes in the road caus...

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About the Ford Explorer Sport

The Ford Explorer Sport was a niche model that got left behind as Ford marketed the Explorer, its flagship midsize SUV, increasingly to a suburban family-transportation market.

The Explorer Sport, based on the entry-level XLS trim of 2000, maintained a separate brand identity designed to appeal to drivers who had been drawn to the earlier Explorer models for their ruggedness and off-road potential.

As the Explorer's wheelbase grew, and as its interior became more lush, the Explorer Sport (which kept the 2000 platform) looked smaller and more agile in comparison to its suburban cousin.

It was the success of the Ford Escape, launched in 2001, that finally proved to be the end of the Explorer Sport.  Rather than redesign the outdated model,  the suits in Dearborn decided simply to discontinue the Explorer Sport and leave that market niche to the Escape.