2003 Ford Explorer User Reviews

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    2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 4WDReview
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    Great Ride — I love the look and the ride. able to haul alot in the back and with the clas III hitch. Great for hauling people as well I can fit 7 passanger in for a short ride and they are conforble.

    Pros: Ride, hauling, looks

    Cons: gas millage

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    2003 Ford Explorer XLT Sport V6 AWDReview
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    Explorer — First "car" I ever haggled for on my own...and got an amazing price for it. Have had it for 2 yrs and love it! Handles great...and in spite of the gas prices and my driving 33 miles one way to work...gets good gas mileage for an SUV. This is my 2nd SUV. I'm partial to them and trucks!

    Pros: SIZE, HANDLING, CONDITION, ROOMINESS, COMFORT

    Cons: GAS MILEAGE

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    2003 Ford Explorer XLT V6Review
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    My Explorer! — I've had my Explorer for 3 years now and I love it! It's very comfortable and would recommend this to anyone who wants an SUV. The only downfall is the gas mileage. But I can deal with it! It's been great with moving and hauling things or people to wherever!

    Pros: Lots of space, very roomy and comfy, my back up sensors

    Cons: Uses to much gas!

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    2003 Ford Explorer XLT Sport V8 4WDReview
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    V8 Kills — i love this car. it accelerats like a bat out of hell. its gun to drive and you can fit alot of people in it!

    Pros: acceleration, V8,

    Cons: Transmission problems, shifting can be a bit rough,

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    2003 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WDReview
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    2nd Explorer Xlt — Excellent in the Winter. Great for traveling. Maximus loves it. (The Dog)

    Pros: Handles wonderfully in the worst winter stroms.

    Cons: NONE

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    2003 Ford Explorer XLT V8 4WDReview
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    Ford: Gotta Love The Fully Loaded Exployer!!!! — I have the 3rd seat and seats 7 people. Lots of room. I lreally like how it drives. It has ivory colored leather seats and the carbonfiber look on the panels around the stero and door panels on the inside. It has a lot of room. It drives really great.

    Pros: Lot's of room for all my shopping when I go to the mall. Great for trips.

    Cons: IT IS A MAJOR GAS HOG!!!!!! But you still gotta lov 'em'

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    His Name Is Bullwinkle... Haha — It was a gift from my parents and I haven't had any major problems with it. One of the barrings went bad and I had to change the rotors, but that's about it.

    Pros: Handles well in the snow.
    Has a lot of room... I fit 11 people in it once :)

    Cons: I need new seats, they are not that comfortable for a long drive.
    Not that great of gas mileage, but that's expected with an SUV.

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    2003 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WDReview
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    Some Build Quality Issues But Overall Been Good To Me — heres the deal 75000 miles, driver side door pin goes bad (common on ford trucks), cruise control intermittently works, fuel economy sucks (just got back from Florida avg 18.2 mpg), but on the plus side, never been stuck in anything, comfortable for 4 adults, great road manners, good stereo for factory, looks good.

    Pros: Size, 4x4, comfort, looks

    Cons: parking ability, above mentioned quality issues

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    2003 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WDReview
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    Great Truck, Would Definetly Buy One. — For a heavy vehicle, it performs very well, although ive only driven it on a straight stretch with one turn at the end of the road 3 or 4 times.

    Pros: Great acceleration, braking, handling, everything!

    Cons: poor visibility, bulky

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    2003 Ford Explorer Limited V6 4WDReview
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    Will Never Buy Another!!!! — Quality of parts in vehicle is very poor. I have recently joined Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)to hopefully reduce my concerns about the cost of car breakdowns. Ford stands for "Fix or repair Daily". I would like to change this saying to fix or repair monthly. My monthly repairs bills run on average $500-$600. My decision now after 60,000 kilometers is to get rid of it. And I never ever will trade up to another FORD.

    Owner for 4 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:10,000

    Pros: None

    Cons: Too many to name!!

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    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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