2003 Ford Explorer User Reviews

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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

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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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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    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

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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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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    2003 Ford Explorer Limited V8 AWDReview
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    Ford Explorer — I am surprised that the alternator can keep enough power up to the warning / fault lights that come on every time you drive it. It is a comfortable vehicle but a shopping trolley is more capable offroad. Still, the heated seats are great in winter

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

    Pros: errrr. Extended warranty

    Cons: The fact I have to use the warranty

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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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