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2003 Ford Explorer Limited V8 AWDReview
Craig writes:
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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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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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2003 Ford ExplorerReview
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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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2019 Ford Explorer Reviews

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2018 Ford Explorer Reviews

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

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2017 Ford Explorer Reviews

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Everything I was looking for and more. Absolutely nothing is missing for me. Read More

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