2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac User Reviews

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    2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4WD Crew Cab Review
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    70

    Great Overall Vehicle To Own And Drive! — Handles great in all weather and especially snow! The 4wd works great! This is a great daily driver, rides smooth and not bad on gas for road trips! The back bed cover does come off for extra hauling ability but it's great to have the full coverage to help save gas!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: 4wd!

    Cons: not able to haul a dog in the back because of the bed cover :)

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    2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4WD Crew Cab Review
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    Its Not An Explorer. Lol — 4.0 has good power, but ok gas mileage. Better than they say, but still not super. Only owned it for a couple weeks, and its been a bit pricey to own. It is fun to drive though. I started off with trucks and went to little cars, so this is a happy medium for me.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Good truck, fun to drive.

    Cons: Maintenance costs

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    2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab Review
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    Short Truck With A Big Cab. — It's a truck. It's not really supposed to accelerate quickly, or turn sharply. And it doesn't. The brakes work well enough, although when it is wet, it has developed the habit of being very touchy when it comes to said brakes. Gas mileage is alright, better than an average truck of the same year. It's getting older now, and has developed some squeaks, and the drivers seat is pretty sunken in, but hey, its been around for 10 years now, so it has a right to, no? We've pulled a camper with it, and it did well. There were multiple recalls on stuff on it over the years, but none for a while. It has >110K miles on it and still runs like a champ. It has served it's purpose well, in that it has a bed for hauling, and a hitch, but also has a back seat that 2 large guys fit in with relative comfort. Additionally, it was short enough to still fit in a medium-small suburban garage. Plenty of anchor points placed all around the bed, which are very useful for tying cargo down. Very useful external code pad which, along with the automatic windows, didn't work for a while, but we had that fixed.

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

    Pros: Big back seat, and lots of tie down spots in the bed, still runs very well

    Cons: Multiple recalls, electronic parts becoming unreliable with age

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    2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab Review
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    65

    A Good Effort — being that it was the first year ford produced this car. there seemed to be a few technical errors. on my particular model. ive warped 3 sets of standard rotors because the 11'' rotor only fits in the 15 inch rim. in 02 they went to 16'' rim and could fit a 12'' rotor. the trucks turning radius is great but has a tendancy to stall at full crank left at low speeds. ive heard this is a standard problem fords have. the soc motor has a rather unique way to connect the crank to the cam. it has duel timing chains. the rear tensionor had to be replaced wich was almost half the cost of buying a new warranteed motor from ford. The transmision is good. could use another gear for beter highway economy. the 4x4 model came with 4.10 gears. the 4x2 model came with 3.73's the 4.10's should have been standard to allow even the two wheel drive truck to tow things more easily and or the 2 wheel drive truck should have come with 3.55 or 3.27s to allow the 4L motor to actualy be an economical engine on the highway i baby the thing and have heard of better mileage out of 5.4L F150's and even 1980's 5L mustangs with almost 100 more horses than the ST factory 210. i have a K&N intake and a flowmaster exaust. i wish there where more things for the little motor but it has some pep in its step. the headers and underdrive pulley kits. there out there but expencive and impractical on a daily driver. Ive had a hell of a time finding a chip for the truck. would be nice if SVT came up with on.

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

    Pros: truck rides nice and everything is in the right driving position.  I rarely get tired driving the truck even on long drives.

    Cons: for it to be a "sport" model shoulda been a two door and a short box with a big motor....  oh wait ford did that it was the lightning.

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    2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab Review
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    Okay Truck, Will Get You From Point A To Point B Every If You Go Off Road. — The Sport Trac sports a 4.0L V6 that isn't to good at saving gas but with okay horse power and torque, there's plenty of power to get out of it's own way, but if you plan on pulling a boat or trailer this isn't the best truck to be doing the job. With out 4WD the sport track is pointless off road, with a long wheel base the ground clearance isn't what you would expect from a real truck. But if you do go off road the interior is great for it, with rubber floors and easy to clean cloth seats a little mud or dirt will easily be cleaned up in minuets. The off road interior has it's disadvantages many plastic parts and a noisy ride on the high way. The stock stereo system could use better speakers and a subwoofer. But other then that the interior is great for someone who likes to get dirty on the weekends. Even though the Sport Track seems more like an SUV it drives like a truck, you can feel all the bumps and dips of the road with no problem, giving you that "truck" feel with the SUV convince. The size of the truck is smaller then a full size truck but feels in no way like a tin can. Parking the Sport Track is as simple as any SUV, being a truck you do sit higher then cars on the road, making it much easier to judge traffic but with a vehicle as tall as the Sport Track making turns takes a little longer then the average car on roads today. When the Sport Track came out in 2001 the bold styling was a first for ford, with huge fender flares and a short bed, it was a new look for fords to come. The small bed is great for suburb chores, like hauling dirt, and mulch. But Large pieces of wood are awkward for the short bed, even with it's over sized rear power window it wasn't big enough to get a sheet of ply wood through it. Over all the Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a great truck for little jobs here and there, enough room for five it's safe to call it a truck or an SUV, great for the family or just a single bachelor, the Sport Trac can get the job done.

    Pros: Interior materials, engine and truck like feel

    Cons: Handling, bed size and Fuel Economy

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    2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4WD Crew Cab Review
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    Fun Truck, Just Wish Bed Was A Little Bigger — Big Transmission problems, I went through 2 transmissions during the three years of owning it and luckily they were all under warranty. The cost of ownership wasn't that bad at all, very fun vehicle to drive. Great Truck just wish the bed was bigger. Fun truck for off-roading and it could handle the snow with no problems in four wheel drive, another reason I got it.

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

    Pros: 4X4 great fun for off-roading

    Cons: Transmission issues

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    2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4WD Crew Cab Review
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    '01 Ford Explorer Sport Trac — This was one fine small truck. I opted for the fiberglass ARE bed tonneau cover. Berber floor mats, vinyl floor covering made this a real play truck. You didn't have to worry about cleaning the carpet after being muddy or wet. I upgraded the speakers to Pioneer 3-ways and the factory radio wouldn't power them. I upgraded the radio to a Sony Xplod, flip-down with blackout display. Rock-n-rollin! This was a 4WD AWD model that never got stuck in MI snow.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Hard working, fun to drive truck.

    Cons: None

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    2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4WD Crew Cab Review
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    Ford Really Sucks — My car eats way too much gas and repairs are expensive on an SUV especially this one, the transmission has already needed replacing, I would not buy this car ever again. Top heavy car, doesn't corner well at all. U-turns need to be taken carefully. The only plus is that because of its size and solid frame I should fair well in a crash. Just another shoddy product of ford.

    Pros: If I hit another car I would be sure to come away uninjured

    Cons: It sucks, and nothing about the car is cheap

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    2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab Review
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    The Compromise Pick-up — Great truck if you don't need the ruggedness of a full-size truck but want a full-size rear seat. My only gripes are fuel mileage (about 17-18 mpg), and the bed size (there is a difference between 3' 11" and 4'). The seats are comfortable for long trips, more so than my 2005 Ford Freestar in my opinion. Only repairs to date (with over 100,000 miles) are a replaced transmission and some body repairs after a minor collision, both after the 100,000 mile mark. This truck has been bulletproof since purchase.

    Pros: built Ford tough, comfy seats

    Cons: bed size, fuel economy

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    2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab Review
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    It's Paid For!! — PLenty room for passengers, plus gas mileage is ok for truck. It has a bed for an ATV, if I ever get one.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

    Fantastic By rgamore

    This vehicle is ALMOST PERFECT, so it's hard to say anything else. Ford did a great job of designing and building this vehicle. Performance is outstanding, it's looks are incredibly eye catching. I'm ... Read More

    A Blast To Drive. By Chompers24

    I love the grippy 4x4 and that it drives as smooth as a car. It's a lot nicer to have the computer in the dash instead of the overhead. Did I mention the heated leather seats… AWESOME! I hope Ford br... Read More

    2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

    Ford & Dealer Seem Reluctant To Track Down This Annoooying Noise By Yukon

    This vehicle has an intermittent howl that seems to come from the rear. Brakes tested OK. About every 2-3 weeks the howl begins for a few days then goes away. I have run into another ST owner who repo... Read More

    Recession Suv Quality By Tracy Allen

    Considering we are in a recession. This SUV covers all needs of a growing family, yet still low in price and high in quality. Use it as a family vehicle for trip to see family, use it to haul wood f... Read More

    2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

    Hmmm...nice! By Levi

    This vehicle was a great one. It hit a moose and they put it right back on the road and I drove it 15,000 more miles before I traded it for the 2010 Fusion. Mileage was decent as long as I stayed on t... Read More

    Loved It! By Devin

    Absolutely loved this vehicle. Had watertight compartments recessed into the bed for storage, a hard watertight bed cover that covered the whole thing. Even a cigarette lighter power point in the be... Read More

    2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

    Love It By m9p37zf7

    Good power fun to drive, it feels safe. Looks great, easy parking in small parking spaces. It has good Michlin tires as can be seen on one of the pictures. The clear coat finish is easy to clean, just... Read More

    Great Pickup Or Passenger Vehicle By amalone01

    This has been a great family car as well as pick u pick up truck. Some of the maintainence costs were a little high because of the special engine in the truck. But overall the truck has been very goo... Read More

    2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

    I Love It! By FordGirl78

    I really don't have any dislikes about this truck. Easy to work on when needed...parts are reasonable, kind of wish there was a front bench seat option but still like the separate seats...handled ver... Read More

    Great By jackk40

    it is a very nice sporty truck,and it has a lot of room,it handles well in any weather,mine is a 4x2 and I did not have any problems,in snow or rain,it is a nice looking truck Read More

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