2002 Ford Explorer User Reviews

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    2002 Ford Explorer Review
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    No havent drove nor own or owned.. But i have one just like this but mine is a v8
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    2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Review
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    Mr. Khold — I love the color, black and red with the tempered glass in the back. The third row seat was great for the summer time taking kids places with plenty of room. I had some jealous people at first when I got this car so I bought a locking gas cap. Not to my surprise, the person tried putting rocks in my car tank but could not get the gas cap off. LOL. Every time I leave Mikes Car Wash, the car sparkles for days and looks detailed. I kept it clean and changed the oil on time. A mechanic would love this car since it need many minor fixes.Great shape for its age and not a scratch on it

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Never got stuck in the snow. Truck rolled right threw the ice and snow every time. Engine is powerful V8. Floats like a boat on highway, Smooth sailing.

    Cons: Gas consumption for a truck this size is reasonable but expensive. With this truck being a premium model (Eddie Bauer), will be costly for repairs

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    2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4WD Review
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    Es Well Like A Car — first time ever had one like it. handles very well i have dogs so the fold down seats are great.handles very well . The interior is okay easy tp see and use. I would really like to get a newer one.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: ndles well very responsive great truck

    Cons: bad gas

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    2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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    Fun Family Truckster — I like everything about this suv has lots of power ,comfort, storage ,looks, good 4x4 easy to get in and out tows well good daily driver excellent a/c and not to big yes I would buy another one thanks

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: excellent on road trips

    Cons: none

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    Love It — plenty of power room comfort rides good easy too park good visibility storage I am 6/2 and wife is 5/2 adjusts so we both feel comfortable good all-around suv and 4 x 4 works excellent in snow and ice.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: power ride comfortable

    Cons: no trans dipstick

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    Decent Overall, But Poor Designs And Unresponsive Manufacturer Will Keep Me Away From Another. — See above... Trans is terrible, braking system is overloaded, and it eats rotors. Rear hatch plastic parts are terrible design, and Ford does not care. 4x4 is very harsh drive. Suspension is the roughest thing I have experienced since US Army hauled me in a deuce and half!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Relatively inexpensive, until you get about 150k miles.

    Cons: Transmissions design is terrible! Sealed, so you cant check it, etc. Rear hatch has a piece of plastic that is glued to the glass, thus it cant expand/contract, leading to it cracking near the emblem. Costs $300-400 to replace. Fire this designer...

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    Well Built — Chloe is a great part of the family! She is always there when we need her to be... usually right where we left her too! She was a great vehicle when we first started having children, but now that we have 4 kids... she's getting a bit cramped! Could use an upgrade to her cousin the Expedition!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Dependable

    Cons: A little small for the gas mileage it gets

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    Suv At It's Finest. — Ford has the ultimate SUV in the Ford Explorer. That is why year in and year out... It is one of the best selling cars in the world. I highly recommend it to everyone I know. Hoping Ford keeps up the good work.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great family vehicle with plenty of room.

    Cons: Gas milage is not the best.

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    Shamu Is So Dependable — This vehicle is extremely dependable in all types of weather. A foot of snow is not a match for this vehicle. Over the years, maintenance has been a snap. It's been 12 years and it still cleans up so well. It has served us extremely well over the years whether it's going to work or moving furniture.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Tons of room!

    Cons: Lack of power

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    Super Suv! By Kpecot

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    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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