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2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 4WDReview
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Good Car — Smooth riding car with plenty of cargo space and room for 6 passengers. MPG isn't that great but not horrible either. Can be reliable for the most part but have run into some maintenance issues. Handles nicely for a larger vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Smooth and fun to drive.

Cons: High maintenance

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2004 Ford Explorer XLT V6Review
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Nice Commuter — Nice car Rolled it and it still works. Transmission is starting to go now as of 2012. Cost of ownership is the typical Ford price of way too much. It is nice to drive. Not very powerful, but strong enough to pass up slow cars in the fast lane.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Rolled it and still works. Not much damage

Cons: Noisy as hell from the fan, diffs and wheels

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2004 Ford Explorer Limited V8 4WDReview
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Expensive Disaster —

I got this car when it was 1 year old and paid $45 000 for it , and I must say that was the most regretful $45 000 dollars I ever spent. When I bought this truck it had about 21 000 miles on it, I fell in love with it for the first to years it sat up high , very powerful, and all though it was very bad on gas I walk to work so i didnt mind but i still put a lot of miles on my car going up to the cottage on weekends, but it was great for towing. then around 3 years into owning it, everything went wrong it started burning through ignition coils every couple of months, at this point it had about 100 000 miles on it, it started making terrible noises, and then about spring of 2008 it blew the transmission, and i had decided to replace it ($3800), a week after I replaced that the catalitic converter blew! ($600 - used part) by this time i was already looking for a new car, (at this point it had about 155 00 miles on it) and then a month after i blew the catalitic converter, the tranny blew again, luckily it was under warranty so i fixed the tranny and sold it for $1500, but it was just so much hastle, i do not reccomend this car to anyone, since then i bought a bran-new Mercedes ML 350 bluetec, on the road about $58 000 , its so cheap on diesel, so quiet inside, beautiful interior, and from what ive hear very reliable

Pros: Lots of power and easy to use features, very smooth ride compared to past explorers (94-99)

Cons: very poor fuel economy, not at all reliable, very noisy on the highway

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2004 Ford Explorer XLT V6Review
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Nice — 22 inch rims brand new tires. jumpman logo on the back window if you are a michael jordan fan. tinted windows for privacy. two 12 inch subwoofers. just an overall nice car for a person with syle would like to have.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: nice smooth ride

Cons: not 4x4

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2004 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WDReview
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Exploder — Great day to day veh... although the v6 has the gas milage of the v8, it has just as much torque for everyday driving. no problems on the interstate or city. The auto 4x4 system is kind of a joke, it has auto 4x4, 4x4 high, 4x4 low options... they should have just done 2wd high instead of auto 4x4.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: auto everything

Cons: transmission - auto 4x4

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2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 4WDReview
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I Love This Car —

Performance- This SUV handles like most. its big, pretty top heavy, but its got a 4.0 liter engine and can reall ypick up speed if necesary. its handles quite nicely, and braking is even better. half way down on the brake should easily stop the car in about 1.5 seconds while doin 60-70 Build quality- since this is a used car that i have there are a couple of things that i would like to get fixed, mainly in the sterio, but for a used car with around 120k miles on it there aren't alot of glaring problems with it. alittle bit of squeaking here and there but for a used car this thing is still running strong. Appearance- I love the look of this car. interior was designed quite nicely, leather interior on the seats, alot of trunk space and fold away seats. can comfortably seat 7, but this car is quite expensive. the exterior of the car is quite modest. its a dark blue with gold skirts near the middle of the car. grill has the standard explorer grill, rims are just stock as well. the whole car looks awesome and im proud to show it off in the high school parking lot. haha cost of ownership- this thing drinks gas like grad student drinks booze. it is not good at all for gas mileage. if i had to guess id say it gets around 15 to 16 MPG and gas money is always taking out huge chunks of my paychecks. so far maintenance has been good. no major problems with it. this car is great but the gas mileage will come back to kill you in the end. Fun Factor- I think this car is fun to drive. its great to just cruise around town, just having a good time with your buddies in the back. i also like how the explorer is higher off the ground than most of the other cars. i love this car, but i could see how for other people not in my situation how it could be my of a burden than a blessing.

Pros: If you need to haul people or stuff, or just want a dependable car get this car

Cons: if you super concerned about gas mileage, or dont have alot of money for gas

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2004 Ford Explorer XLS V6 4WDReview
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. — LOVE IT, love it, love it! it is great off road and a great family car. It is built well and is quit inside also. I just need to get another back seat since we have another little one on the way........... but that is the only negative thing that I have about it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: it gets great gas millage

Cons: needs another seat

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2004 Ford Explorer XLT Sport V6 4WDReview
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Good — It over all is good, but now that it is five years old it is defiantly beat up a little bit and has had tons of good use. it is fun to dive. i drive it in all weather conditions, and its great in the snow

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

Pros: Fast off the light. nice color, enjoy driving

Cons: ABS problems and we pull to heavy of trailers and we are killing the Transmition

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2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6Review
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Exploder — This is my dad's vehicle. When I've driven it I have been more than satisfied with performance and comfort. Although without an 8 cylinder it does not have the giddy up that my Expedition has. It has one of the worst rollover ratings of any model, but it has never felt unstable on turns or ramps even when when going above the recommended speed for an off-ramp. Overall a great vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Reliability, MPG

Cons: Small-ish

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2004 Ford Explorer XLS V6 AWDReview
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I Love It. I'm So Happy With It! — I love how beastly my car is. I love being high up vs low like in a sedan. It was a great deal, doesn't cost much and rocks! SO fun to drive too, especially in the snow. And gas isn't that bad for it! (When it's $1.60 a gal that is...)

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: It handles well and still looks good for an '04.

Cons: It guzzles gas more than a sedan and has some tiny electrical issues :(

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