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    2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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    2000 Ford Explorer 4 Door 4x4 — After having my '96 for 5 years, it and it being my first vehicle and all, i had quite the hard time leaving it but this has been a pretty great replacement. Bought it with 92k miles. Since then I have put on new tires, new sway bar links, new tensioner pulley, new belt, new spark plugs and wires and that has been about it. It came with a 4.10 rear axle with no limited slip however a quick run to the junk yard and a days worth of work and i had myself a 4.10 limited slip. Its not great for gas mileage (19 at best on highway) but it really puts every ounce of power the truck has got down to the pavement and it will haul our 4 place enclosed snowmobile trailer loaded up and everything at 70 mph. ( I also added air shocks in the rear as well so that helps a lot with load leveling and such) Other than that, it sits well on the road, I keep er' cleaned up all the time and she looks sharp, have been EXTREMELY happy with both my Explorer's! Been bullet proof for me!

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

    Pros: Handling in winter / capability / comfort / styling

    Cons: Gas mileage (with 4.10) / sway bar links break fairly easily

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    2000 Ford Explorer XLT AWD Review
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    Fix Or Repair Daily = F-o-r-d — Ok, if you can't say something nice...don't say anything at all. Here's something nice: It was great in the snow; I felt very safe in the bad weather. HOWEVER... It was a total piece of junk. I bought it with 39,000 miles on the odo, had it for no more than 1 week...and the transmission blew up. I replaced the Oxygen sensor and an exhaust gas sensor to try to cure a stalling problem (it eventually went away on its own). The power steering pump was moaning very loudly at 55,000 miles. When I got rid of it with 61,000 miles...the transmission was slipping again. Enough is enough! Build quality in the interior was terrible...lots of cheap trim pieces. The cloth seats were very comfortable, though. It had the base 4.0 V6 with 160 horsepower. Acceleration was TERRIBLE. Merging onto the highway involved a planted right foot and lots of prayers. Gas mileage was pretty bad (14-15mpg average no matter what, even on the highway). I may have just been unlucky and wound up with a lemon...but, I'd have to think long and hard about whether I'd buy another Ford ever again.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Capable in the snow and bad weather

    Cons: Pretty much everything else...slow acceleration, poor gas mileage, low build quality, etc, etc.

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    2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4WD Review
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    The Exploder — She's an old girl and needs some up grading but it gets me from a to b. just tinted the windows and smoked all the lights. gets lots of looks for an explorer. but its mine and i like it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: nice looking SUV

    Cons: Getting old

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    2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer AWD Review
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    Da' Exploder — I like this vehicle. Only had minor issues. Was an expensive car payment though. The only headache issue was the tire problems at the time. Too much back and forth between the dealer and the tire reps, but eventually they replaced them all.

    Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

    Pros: Nice ride and lots of room

    Cons: Very truck'ish (if that is not what you want)

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    2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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    Great Everyday Family Car — Great Solid car but not the greatest on gas mileage! The nice thing about this car is that the backseats fold down nicely so that more cargo can be hauled. Makes for a good car/truck type. Overall a good car with a lot of power.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: 4WD

    Cons: Gas Mileage

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    2000 Ford Explorer Review
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    Cheap Build, Expensive To Maintain The Little Things — Clock and radio display stopped working the month after I bought it. I have to keep a jar full of 7.5 fuses to keep my windshield cleaner sprayer working b/c they burn out on a monthly basis. Has been under recall for cruise control issues for years, my local dealer has YET to make time to repair my vehicle....the list goes on, and on, and on....Now the transmission is getting ready to go....

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Decent looking vehicle

    Cons: Too many to list

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    2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4WD Review
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    Great Truck — the 4.0L OHV V6 has 190 HP and 220ft/lb of torque mated to 5 Speed automatic transmission that 15 city 20 Highway but i average 18 MPG. the automatic 4Wheel drive system is great and fun to drive. the truck has 174,000 miles but the only problem is the driver side front window motor doesn't work due to wear and tear due to being a pizza deilvery truck

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The best selling MIDSIZED SUV for20 years in a row

    Cons: Gas Millage

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    2000 Ford Explorer XLT Review
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    Great Car, Built Strong, As Long As You Buy The 1998+ Generation Overall Solid — Love everything minus locks on rear lift door. The locks will slip and wont unlock without a few attempts. Cost is very low on maintnance! Audio is fantastic. Very powerful 4.0 V6. Capable off road and on, trailering etc. Gas sucks haha

    Pros: Power, affordability, capacity, capability

    Cons: door lock problems

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    2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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    4 Stars — It has good acceleration and braking, but no so good of a turn radius. The build quality is good, theres just a little leak in the vaccuum line. The maitenance cost isnt bad, gets about 15 mpg. It is fun to drive, just a little different from the sebring we had. The heated seats and tempurature control is nice, as is the 6 disk CD changer

    Pros: Heated seats, sunroof, tempature contol, 6 CD changer

    Cons: the check engine light wont go off, and the led for the radio is out

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    2000 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD Review
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    Fantastic.... — I bought this truck on January 21st, and haven't been able to drive it without something being wrong with it. As much as i love it for what it is, it sucks at being a vehicle. Since I bought it, I've needed a new exhaust ($600) a transmission gasket repaired/replaced ($550), and now I need to replace the air sensor, because it is the equivalent to a human choking when it idles, not enough air can get into the engine and it stalls. It sounds like a cat in a vacuum cleaner. On top of that, my heated seat doesn't work, my radio display is inactive, my ABS doesn't work, I need to replace my ball joints, AND my rear windshield wiper doesn't stick to the window, so it's basically pointless. This is the first truck I've bought, and i don't regret it... but it doesn't make me too happy knowing it's already needed roughly $2300 of work. Apart from these minor faults...... it's a great truck.

    Pros: Looks good

    Cons: WORK

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Number 1 Suv By jrl559

    The Ford Explorer is the best looking (inside and out) and driving SUV on the road today! All Around Great Performance and absolutely a pleasure to drive on any roadways. Very comfortable interior and... Read More

    Top Of The Line By scottbr

    After driving the new Ford Explorer sport for the first time about six months ago, it has to be the best SUV on the market. The performance of the 3.5L twin turbo 365 HP engine is second to none. The ... Read More

    2013 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Super All-around Suv! By Kpecot

    Great family SUV. Lots of cargo room and passenger comforts. Love the leather, roof rack and 4WD upgrades as well as SYNC and Bluetooth features. Drives nice, solid handling. Liked it so much, getting... Read More

    Super Suv! By Kpecot

    Loved this SUV. In fact, I'm getting another one (2014 or 2015)! Preferred to drive it over our second car, which is a sporty and fun-to-drive 300Z. Leather and 4WD a big plus but not "must haves". Li... Read More

    2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

    The Ultimate Snowboarding Assault Vehicle By cargurusLV

    What's the point of getting an SUV with 5-seats? That's just an oversized car that eats up more gas. That's why I got the Explorer. It has 7-seats and luxuriously appointed with a great tech convenien... Read More

    Feels Good, Looks Good. By mikepetrey

    Like the appearance and performance. Smooth riding SUV with all the luxuries. The air conditioning is very cold, the heat is very warm. All power features have always worked with no problems whatso... Read More

    2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Sporty By Melissa

    The room for my whole family in a reliable car. You will always get compliments on the ride and the look of the car. The convenience of the remote start is wonderful on hot and cold days! We love thi... Read More

    Good Vehicle. By Ken

    Could use a little more power. The 3.5L V6 is just not quite enough. However, I'm sure my mileage is much better than if it had a V8, so I'm not really complaining all that much. Otherwise, a very nic... Read More

    2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Great Dependable Suv With All The Creature Comforts You Need. By SS131

    What I love about this car is that it has the power third row seating which makes it very easy to accommodate more passengers with the touch of a button.Beautiful interior color combo and the Ford syn... Read More

    Lots Of Toys On The Limited Awd By goldy

    Accelerator responsiveness with the 6 speed transmission and the v8 is lousy. The 6 speed wants to be in 2nd when starting and shifts very quickly to 6th even when going only 30mph.6 speed is only goo... Read More

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