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2003 Ford Explorer XLT V6Review
David writes:
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Great Car. — Didn't really have this truck for very long. Every thing on this truck felt confidante. A really joy drive. Acceleration was great on it as well as handling. Mileage on it was better than expected. Had to replace the alternator while I owned it and was a pretty inexpensive part.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Basic SUV. Great cargo room. Nice maneuverability. Great mileage.  

Cons: No real complaints. Like I said, didn't really have it long enough.

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2003 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WDReview
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It Is Definitely Worth Having One Of These — I love it! The only reason I'm selling it is because I need a car for my job to travel long distances so it's basically the gas mileage I'm selling it for. Other than that it has been perfect! It is very comfortable and rides great. It is also very sharp looking. It gets between 18 and 21 mpg usually so thats been good to. I also maintain it constantly.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Comfortable driving

Cons: Nothing

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2003 Ford Explorer XLT Sport V6 4WDReview
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Good For Families — Overall it is a sensible truck. It feels heavy, but also feels really planted while driving. Performance wise its not going to win any races, but at least it moves and it can get going fast if you give it enough space. The V8 is faster, but the fuel economy suffers because of that. The build quality isn't spectacular because it does have random squeaks and rattles, but nothing major has gone wrong with it. It is a great all purpose truck, plus it handle's New England winters very well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Can fit a lot in the trunk, great for areas with snowy winters

Cons: Fuel economy is not its strong point

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2003 Ford ExplorerReview
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Good. — Gas Mileage is a little bit of a pain, but that's to be expected with any SUV. Also I wish there was a fold down third row seat. Besides that everything is good. This is a great car for a college kid.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: More Room

Cons: Gas

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2003 Ford Explorer XLS V6 4WDReview
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Ford Sucks — Ford sucks! If I could buy my VW Golf back I would, in a heartbeat! It has no speed. It breaks down all the time. It always has some light going off on the dash. It gets terrible gas mileage. I really just regret that I bought it. The 1 positive it has...... it gets me from point A to point B.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: It's not a Mini-Van

Cons: What don't suck about it?

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2003 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WDReview
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Get This Unless You Prefer Something A Little More Crown Vic Like. — V6 little slow, could have been more attractive but still sleek. No repairs other than normal maintenance. great gas mileage. 15 city, 21 hwy. fun to drive in the snow, put it in 4 high- snow is no problem up to 18 inches. put it in 4-low pull two, three tons no prob.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Built well, value for dollar.

Cons: If you don't like american cars

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2003 Ford Explorer XLT V6Review
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Beautiful...i Wish Someone Else Owned It — at 50,000 mi. overdrive cancel light started flashing,result,transmision problems. door ajar light on without doors open. front seal of transmision changed twice can't go 500 miles without leaking.looks nice but scares the hell out of me to drive it.Kept my 93 astro van with 200000 miles on it for a daily driver

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: always shiney because we don't use it

Cons: can't go 600 miles for under a grand

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2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 AWDReview
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Tammy's '03 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition Awd — I love my truck. It has almost everything in it that I wanted, except a sunroof. It has leather heated seats, 3rd row seating, running board, power everything. I love driving it, it is so comfortable and handles great. Will have this vehicle for a long time.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Everything

Cons: No Sunroof, and it's Green

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2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 AWDReview
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Good Midsized Suv — Very clean on the inside . the sun roof is great. It picks up on the highway. fairly cheat from the auction since nobody bid on it I love suvs so i like sitting high. Just right for all people in site

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: the look

Cons: nothing so far

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2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 4WDReview
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The Explorer — Good ride. No issues with it. Tows nice for how small it is. nice power when you want to punch it too. Nice clean looking car too. Lots of space inside, I can fit comfortably in all of the seats.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: power, space, towing package, leather.

Cons: Thirsty, not the best commuter.

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2021 Ford Explorer Reviews

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2020 Ford Explorer Reviews

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2019 Ford Explorer Reviews

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It’s a really nice vehicle. I love them. They ride nice and smooth. Sunroof.. I love a sunroof. Read More

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Nice vehicle for the $ ! Also good mileage too boot ! Read More

2018 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Guru9B8RD6

For the right price, IU would purchase this automobile. OK Read More

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It has all the bells & whistles! Love all the features! I had a 2016 Ford Explorer basic model before this one. Read More

2017 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Kay

The car is great drives and rides smoothly love it Read More

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No. Too many miles for the price. Can’t trust the vehicle will last. Read More

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