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2004 Ford Explorer XLS Sport V6Review
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Ford Explore, New Motor At 40k — At around 40K miles, it was time for a engine swap. Of course the local Ford delaer (Clarksville, TN) offered to "take it off of my hands." The looked up how much I owed through Ford credit and offered me that minus $5000! What a deal, and that was in trade for a new Ford. I opted to hang out on the sales floor and share my experience with any other potential buyers-until I was invited to leave! Until the break down, the truck ran great, pulled my little pop-up tralier like a champ! It is comfortable for road trips. I have the near-bottom of the line XLS model, yet is is still fitted out nicely. I have no complaints about the interiour, the ride, the apperance. I have had to have the windshield replaced four times-I think that is unusuall. I have a used 4.0L motor, and it runs great. Shame on Ford for not standing behind their drive trains!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Comfortable on the highway, capable off road

Cons: Had to replace the motor at 40K

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2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 4WDReview
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It's A "c" Student In Every Respect. — Not a bad vehicle, but nothing really spectacular either. It was comfortable and had a very nice Auto 4x4 system with AdvanceTrac stability control, but sometimes the electronic "nannies" are more nuisance than beneficial. Fuel mileage for a small-ish V6 was abyssmal, and running E85 made it even worse. It was a good performer for a heavy SUV with a little V6. I didn't like the "drive by wire" throttle though. It never felt responsive unless it was mashed to the floor. Appearance wise, it was very conservative...There's only so much you can do with flat sheet metal and call it styling. It was built to appeal to the masses, and that meant keeping it intentionally bland, in my opinion. I'd have kept it longer, but the transmission was giving me problems, so I abandoned ship while I still could without having to stick a major amount of money into it. The whole "filled for life" transmissions on new cars are a joke anyways. Give me back my dipstick!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Decent performance, comfy ride, good handling, quite roomy.

Cons: Transmission was terrible, MPG mirrored some larger V8 SUVs.

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2004 Ford Explorer Limited V8 AWDReview
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It Is A Great Driving Auto. — I like the way it gos in the snow and on the road.It has a lot of get up and go. brakes are great no rattles are squeaks yet. looks good like new.and I get around 15.8 in city, and 22.4 on the road. just love driving it every place.. Yes I would recommend it to every body.

Pros: real good on road and in the city.

Cons: a little hard to see out the back when backing up.

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2004 Ford Explorer XLS Sport V6Review
pleasebeawin writes:
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My Black Beauty — I love almost everything about my car. I live in Michigan and the winters are harsh, but that is no challenge for my Explorer. I have not had to replace anything other than brakes in the time i have had it, it get an oil change every 3K miles and not an issue. Now with the gas prices having dropped I put $25.00 in it a week and am good to go. I love to drive my car, it is comfortable, and cute! I have the side bars on it which I think enhance the functionality of it. I would definitely recommend Explorers to my friends and I have. Thanks to me my boyfriend is also looking for one.

Pros: everything from the way it rides, drives, looks, and costs

Cons: the tilt steering, the whole steering wheel comes down, I prefer just the wheel to adjust

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2004 Ford Explorer Limited V8 AWDReview
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Nice Looking Truck — i love all the features in my explorer the performance could be a little better but it does well for the small v8 engine i love the brakes they feel really strong it has really poor fuel economy but i don't mind i love the leather interior and the third row seats and the safety features are pretty good

Pros: heaps of room,awd,auto headlights,reverse sensor, airbags

Cons: fuel economy poor quality transmissoin

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2004 Ford Explorer XLT V8 4WDReview
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Great Car — I love my car except it guzzles gas way too quickly Not too many miles to the gallon on my half. I love the way it sits up high and is safe. The only thing is that it easily flips. I love going mudding in it. The tires have good tread. For a big car that is not a sport, it has pretty good pick up and the breaks work amazingly. Unfortunately I had to get the wires cut and rewired because the alarm kept going off and wouldn't shut up

Pros: mudding, acceleration, safe

Cons: easily flips with reckless driving, gas guzzler

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2004 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WDReview
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Good Car — Performance - descent acceleration for a truck, long braking distance, handles well in snow and bad weather, and off-road Build Quality - good engine as well as overall quality Appearance - Descent looking car, roomy interior and third row is convienient Cost - N/A Fun - this car is fun if you plan to go off the road

Pros: Good Engine, Good For Off-Road

Cons: N/A

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2004 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WDReview
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Ford = Found On Roadside Dead. — It's been a great family ride. It has very easily accessible "LATCH" system for child restraints. I really enjoy the rear-air feature, Towing capacity, storage abilities, 3rd row seat, child-safety features (ie. window locks, rear door child locks), and overall look of the truck. I would prefer a larger windshield. Sometimes I have to bend my head down a little to see the stop light at an intersection. It has great 4x4 handling, as well. I was recently left stranded on the side of I-95 in Florida when my Harmonic Balancer and Ignition Sensor went out. The FORD repair manual calls for the incorrect sized belt. It's very confusing for car-repair shops to repair your vehicle if the manufacturer's book is incorrect. I went thru 4 belts before we figured out the problem was Ford's recommendation of belt size...

Pros: child safety, rear-air, towing, 4x4, 3rd row seating

Cons: starts to need parts replaced at about 4 years in.

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2004 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WDReview
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I Like It — well balanced vehicle plenty of power for a V6 needs just a little more rear susp. to pull trailor

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2004 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WDReview
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Fords... — Hit 93,000 miles and the transmission went. Had lots of little problems. Love the space in the vehicle.

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