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2004 Ford Explorer Limited V8 4WDReview
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Good Truck — I love the way the AWD works in rain and light snow. give you a safe filling.

Owner for 0 years, 7 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

Pros: stays put on road.

Cons: none

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Nuts And Bolts Seem Fine; Electronics Breaks — Driving and handling is fine by me; electronics seem to set out after 80000-90000 miles.

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Very Poorly Made!!! —

Have had major problems with the 2004 Explorer - mechanically. The first few years the car was a dream - a gas guzzler but for teh most part I expected that - with no repair other than usual and normal to be done to it. Almost the day that I went over my warranty 36k miles, the car has been nothing but problems with one issue and repair cost after another. The repairs I have been faced with have nothing to do with normal wear and tear - it is due to purely bad manufacturing of this car and obviously a horrible quality control department as the car I got should have never passed a quality check! People warned me not to buy a Ford...I should have listened!! I will never buy another Explorer or Ford again due to the very bad experience that I have had with the car and also with eth dealership as well as the horrible and pathetic corporate customer service who really are of no help whatsoever. I suggest if you have a problem or complaint to not even waste your time with corporate - hard enough to get a live person there, if you leave messages they don't return your calls. Sppeaking from experience document yoru calls...as it is like starting over every time you call them.

Owner for 3 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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2004 Ford Explorer XLT V6Review
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Travel Vehicle — Surprising amounts of torque for a V6, Independent suspension provides for a ultra smooth ride, Gas mileage been 16/21 respectively, ideal vehicle for more then 5 passengers. I do wish it had head rests in the front seats instead of the sportback seats. Transmission went out after 200k miles.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Space, Power, Looks, and Customization Options

Cons: Transmission

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2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 AWDReview
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Real Nice Suv — THIS IS A REAR FORD EXPLORER that has buckets seats in the 2nd row has ALL the toys heated seats, adjustable pedals good acceleration and good braking and good handling,all of the safty air bags not at the dealership often the cost of repairs were low easy to keeped clean and waxed real nice SUV

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Nice truck fun to drive,good suv, runs grate has all the toys  

Cons: can not haul a 4x8 nsheet of dry wall need a truck with a bed on it

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Very nice vehicle it held up well
vs2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
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Looks/Style Ranked 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe worse.
"It has more style appeal"
Front Seats Ranked 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe better.
"More comfortable "
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vs1986 Ford F-150
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Power Ranked 1986 Ford F-150 better.
"The in line six"
Handling Ranked 1986 Ford F-150 worse.
"It only has the 4.0 v6"

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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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