2005 Ford Explorer User Reviews

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    2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 4WDReview
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    My Car >!>1.1 — its really fun when you blast ACDC on the highway while listening highway to hell going about 90 mph lol ask jazy rofl the best thing about this Suv is that its super safe I feel like i can hit about anything and still survive "Disclaimer" Except a HUMMER lol "

    Pros: Roomy and Comfy

    Cons: Gas Guzzler!! and not enough power ......

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    My Ford Explorer — I like the short turning ability and the visibility in traffic. I also feel very safe in this vehicle when I am driving in snow and Ice, it seems to want to hold tight to the road. I runs awesomew

    Pros: Great seating for several people, turns on a dime,

    Cons: just that it is a little bigger to park in small places

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    2005 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WDReview
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    A Great Ecomony Suv — For its size it doesn't get bad gas milage. it takes as much fuel as a v6 mustang. Love the handling and the 4x4. however this one has a flawed tranny that si starting to have issues despite not beign that old.

    Pros: 4x4 and greta handling

    Cons: this one also has a flawed trany

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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    Not Bad For A Ford — Looks good and is comfortable inside. Has had lots of issues though with performance and can't even get through WI snow.

    Pros: Convenient size for families and working.

    Cons: It's a Ford

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    2005 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WDReview
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    Extremely Reliable Suv — The Explorer is a midsized SUV, that’s extremely reliable as well as very stylish. The Explorer is a No frills reliable truck, that get’s decent high way mileage. Some of the newer models step up the options available, but this truck really shines without those extra gadgets.

    Pros: reliable, tough, roomy, powerful

    Cons: low fuel economy, wider turning radius then smaller trucks

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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    2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 4WDReview
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    Me Gusta — it's a pretty big car and it's high up. it's got everything that can come with an eddie bauer.

    Pros: sweet lookin', leather interior, subs, faster than 4runner, seats 7, seat warmers

    Cons: bad gas mileage, it's a ford

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    2005 Ford Explorer XLT Sport V6 4WDReview
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    Best Vehicle I've Owned — I have no problems with the Explorer. It's a comfortable ride and provides plenty of room without making the vehicle seem 'too big'. Seven seats and even the rear ones provide leg room, enough for an adult.

    Owner for 1 years, 8 months

    Miles Driven per Year:5,000

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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    2005 Ford Explorer XLT Sport V8 4WDReview
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    Love It, But Only Buy One If You Need One. —

    Performance-Acceleration is quick for SUV. Literally goes anywhere!! Braking is strong and linear with no drama, Handling is fantastic concidering its 4600lbs and over 6 feet tall. The electronic stability control keeps everything rubber side down. As far as build quality goes there hasnt been anything to really go wrong with it except a seal on the front diff which the dealer took care of. The stock appearance is better than most mini-van-esque SUV's out there and the addition of much larger AT/S tires did the trick. Gas mileage isn't bad for the Mustang derived 4.6L V8. On the highway you can get up to 22 MPG massaging the pedal. In the city its too big and too fun to get any better than 14 MPG. Oil Changes come by every 5000 miles and they are only $30 at most. The regular scheduled maintainance has been really inexpensive. I do most of the work so outside of new brakes and tires its been faithful. As fun factors go it depends on your personality. If you have a blast knowing that the 12" of snow/mud/whatever is merely scenery then yeah its a very entertaining vehicle to drive. If your idea of fun is carving canyon roads its one of the best SUV's that can actually tow over 7000 lbs, but i could find it tiring trying to navigate the twisties. Some other things to be aware of is that if you have never had a vehicle with ESC/RSC it can plainly scare the stuff out of you the first time it kicks in. in hard.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Towing, Off Road, Ride, Size

    Cons: Gas Mileage, Canyon Carving

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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    vs2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD
    2005 Ford Explorer winning categories:
    • Power
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    • Family Car
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    Handling Ranked 2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD better.
    "AWD.....need I say more!"
    Would Buy Ranked 2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD better.
    "All around a much better SUV in this size."
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    vs2005 Mercury Mountaineer
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    Value Ranked 2005 Mercury Mountaineer better.
    "The Mountaineer Is Slightly more than the explorer but you get more luxury"

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Number 1 Suv By jrl559

    The Ford Explorer is the best looking (inside and out) and driving SUV on the road today! All Around Great Performance and absolutely a pleasure to drive on any roadways. Very comfortable interior and... Read More

    Top Of The Line By scottbr

    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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