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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Premium 2WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Choice 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I bought my Sport Trac w/ 44k miles on it, outside of routine maintenance the only thing I've had to replace was a new hub due to off roading. The interior is very comfortable, great for commuting, camping, and overall driving. I live in Alaska and I haven't had a vehicle this reliable in the winter (started right up in -20 weather!) It has room for the kids, but extra hauling space in the bed, as well as great towing capacity for it's size. Excellent truck for family camping trips and small enough to take on most ATV trails provided there's not too much mud!
I love the sunroof, back window, and tonneau cover! Push button 4WD is great in winter, as well as ABS breaking!
The only thing I'd improve on this truck is the fuel economy, but then again it's worth the overall versatility of the truck. I'm planning on putting a 4in lift kit on it this summer and some bigger tires, which will decrease my gas mileage unfortunately
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Premium 2WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Value 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
Yeah, it's a Ford...and I rate it a 10 anyway. Honestly, I am being objective. Our Sport Trac has leather interior and a sunroof...which makes for super comfort. The gas mileage is reasonable, and as a result of 10 full tanks we've received 20 mpg on freeway. The engine runs great, and is clean and quiet. This vehicle is great for both rural and urban settings as it is easy to maneuver in city traffic as well as snow. This is the only Ford we have or will buy.
Leather, sunroof, back seat air vents and radio controls, vent side windows
sattelite radio would be nice, but otherwise I don't have any real ideas
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Premium 2WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Value 2WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
I have had my sport trac since 2002 and now it has 158,000.00 miles on it. I have had to do some routine maintainace but it still runs really well and I am having a hard time replacing because it is in such good shape. I will get at least 200,000 miles out of this truck but I also take care of it and not try to dog it out. I would say to anyone if you want your car to last, you need to look at your manuel that came with your truck and do the maintainance. You will end up saving thousands on repairs. I know because this is not the first Ford that I have got this many miles out of.
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Premium 2WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Value 2WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
I purchased the Sport Trac in July 2002 and have driven it 154,000 trouble free miles. I high recommend buying one. Mileage has been very good with an average highway MPG of 23.8 with a full load and freeway speeds. I am looking to buy a new one I hope they are as good as the 2002 has been.
Ride height, "clam shell" bed cover, power and fuel economy
Better door gaskets, they squeak when it is cold.
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Premium 2WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Value 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
I bought this brand new with 4 miles. I have never had any problems except for the poor quality factory tires and of course the brakes and rotors. I have had 2 sets of pads and the rotors turned at 64000. Now after changing to Mich tires LTX at 30000 miles and new pads and rotors turned at 64000 it drives as new if nor better. This truck has been from TN to Idaho 4 times.
Love the 4 doors and the truck style bed. Perfect for hunting and outdoor pursuits. Plenty of room for one person or 2.
Use anything but Goodyear Wrangler tires from the factory and fix the braking problem. I never tow anything and it was undriveable at 30000 due to cupped tires and brakes wore out. After changes better than new.
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Premium 2WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Value 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
Bought this truck a year ago and had nothing but problems. First the battery needed to be replaced a week after I bought it. I had to replaced a hose that was causing my engine light to come on 2 months after I bought it, it was figured out after two appts at the shop. My back driver side door does not open from the inside, I have to let everyone out by opening their door. My ABS kicks in when it should not kick in causing me to spend numorous visits to the mechanic. Turns out, I have to spend the big bucks and take it to the Ford dealer. Lastly, which is not diagnosed yet but I've been told my alternater needs work. It just never ends with this truck.
Sun roof after I learned how to close it without wind coming through. Back sliding window.
Get rid of the noise issue underneath the vechicle. Sometimes it sounds like my truck is 120 years old. My only other suggestion is to buy a different vehicle.
I bought it because my brother had previously owned it and after he traded it for a car he desperately wanted it back. It was lady driven between his and my ownership and she didn't want to part with it either. I bought it with 158000 kms and I use it like a real truck same as both previously did. It has hauled quads, loads of frozen meat, sand, and now I haul my 1300 lb lawn mower in the truck bed. It's got lots of power and it's fun to drive. I also love the way it looks. I've been getting between 23 - 28 mpg on the average week of work and play.
Compact but roomy. 4wd is awesome. Love the box cover and the bed extender especially the fact that its fully lockable. Moonroof and the power rear window are the perfect venting combination!
Drivers sear needs a lumbar. More storage on the doors would be nice.
Front brakes are junk! I bought this vehicle brand new and it just passed away at 187,000 miles. Engine blew last week. $$ to fix engine and of course I was at the 25,000 mile mandatory brake and rotor job. Other than that, oil changes and usual up keep along with bearings on both sides at 175,000.
BRAKES umm Brakes and ahh BRAKES
We purchased a used Sport Trac from CarMax with approx 48,000 miles. Got a great price on the vehicle. Vehicle in great condition at time of purchase. Within 2 years, had to replace the engine in the truck. (Replaced with a case engine, not new.) Today, (08/06/08) the transmission is smoking and appears to be shot. The vehicle is squirrely to drive. Would not recommend this vehicle to anyone. CarMax was great, but Ford was not in the situation. I have an F-150 with almost 200,000 miles, and would not trade it for anything, but Ford really missed it with the Sport Trac! Buyer beware!
Loaded with neat features, but is not mechanically sound. Lots of controls, roomy on the inside. Power everything!
Mechanical reliability. Also, interior features, such as handles are painted, and where your hands a frequently, such as the steering wheel or arm rests, the paint and vinyl coverings come off easily. The handles in the ceiling above window also fall off easily.
Bought our ST as a utility vehicle for around the house; we needed a truck with 4 drs and a real back seat. Our ST is exactly what we were looking for. It handles well, rides wonderfully, and is super comfortable inside, even in the back seat (I'm 6'1", and can sit very comfortably in the back). It's a great looking vehicle too. I've received continuous comments on it since getting it. The roof rails are great, and allowed me to attach my bike rack to the top in minutes. The tie downs in the back are excellent, as well as the composite bed. So far, the only thing we've had to be concerned about is the fuel economy. But really, it's no better or worse on gas than any other truck. We love it!
Composite bed and tie-downs, power back window, roof rails, exterior design. Fold-down rear seat. Bed extender is a great addition.
Like with every truck, improve the mpg. If I nurse it, I can get 18mpg around town...even got 24pmg on the highway once. But over the winter, was getting 15mpg. Not great. Also, perhaps increasing the payload capacity. Anything more than 700lbs in the back, and she starts sitting pretty low.
I had this Ford since I bought it. I had every intention of keeping it except for an accident that almost could have claimed my life. But due to the good lord and a well built vehicle we survived the accident although the Explorer was totaled. I had nothing but good driving experience with this truck. Very spacious, comfortable, and quiet, and plush. The only drawback that I was working on fixing was the need for at least a 4" lift, and than I believe this SUV would be a very capable 4x4.
Bought new with less than 100 miles after my 94 ranger was totalled by a kid running a light. This truck is a beast in the snow. Winter 06' brought 2 major blizzards here with over 2ft of snow each time within 2 weeks. Had to blast through drifts over 4 ft to get to work. No problem at all. That is even with the crap stock goodyear RT/S tires. Tires started "thumping at 10k. Had to replace pads and rotors at 30k. Repair shop said a caliper was frozen on the right front and chewed throught the rotor. Replaced rotors, pads and calipers over $700. Now the breaks constantly squeak. Besides that have not had any mechanical issues what so ever "knock on wood"
Audiophile stereo rocks, tows good, very versatile, interior is stylish (grey leather) deep snow is no match in 4WD. Even better with meatier tires.
Better brakes, wish it was flex fuel capable, mpg, better tires stock. Vibration possibly from cupped tires under braking. (brakes checked fine)
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Premium 2WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Value 2WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
I bought this truck with under 65,000 miles on it, and never had a problem. As soon as I turned it over to 90,000 miles a lower rod broke in my engine and a couple thousand dollars later, here I sit. I had loved this truck, but am very reluctant to buy Ford again. I changed oil every 3000 miles and get up maintenance.
Love the look and all the power options.
Gas mileage and better engine parts. A bigger and more comfortable back seat would be nice.
I love this truck! Not only does it look good, but it handles great too, in all kinds of weather and all kinds of terrain. Parking is a breeze, because it turns on a dime. The 4 doors help to make family living convenient, as well as shopping, with the fold down seats. I will definitely buy another!
There are so many...4 doors, sun roof, back vent window, running boards, audio system, fog lights, electric seat, rear heat/audio controls, rear fold down separate seats, cruise control, 4wd, auto headlights.
Needs rear window defrost, Middle console compartment, between bucket seats, lid should open side ways, instead of front lift up. Not convenient for driver. Mirror obstructs front right view in proportion to seat height, works if in lowered position. Maybe put mirror higher on window or shorten it.
We love our Sport Trac. Our rule is when a car breaks down, we fix it then get rid of it. We have had our Sport Trac since January 2001 and have approximately 58k miles. We purchased an extended warranty but never had to use it. We have replaced our other car three times in the past 6 years. We did all of our regular maintenance, but no other repairs. In fact, we have original brake pads and tires. The only semi-complaint I can think of is it does not have the best turning radius (4x2). This is the first car that we will trade before a break down (I just want a new one).
Car like ride, SUV like interior, pick up truck convenience...versatile.
Have driven this vehicle since September after moving to a mountain town with high roads that my car couldn't handle. Survived the winter great with the four by four. This truck loved the snow and clambered through it without difficulty. Had to replace the brakes at 42,000 miles after the previous owner had to replace at 20,000. From what I have read this is a consistent problem. The car creaks and makes weird noises that no vehicle with 50,000 miles should make. I love the back, and have the full cover. My dog travels back there happy as can be and I don't have to worry about his safety (completely enclosed) or dog hair. If he wants to visit all we have to do is lower window.
Body style and practicality of seats and floor (children are messy!).
Brakes, suspension, front frame, back frame, mpg,
Our SportTrac is cute, but it doesn't handle well at all, and it's loud and rough-running. It creaks when you turn the wheel "too far" in either direction (like when I'm going through a drive- through restaurant!), the engine light constantly comes on (thankfully we got the extended warranty), and the driver's seat won't go close enough in for my comfort.
It looks good, and the short bed with the extender is functional.
Make it run better and ride better.
I love the look of the vehicle, very sporty chic looking, I've had it two years and have had to replace the brakes twice and the rotors once, which I believe to be sub standard from the factory, and now have my suspicions about the bearings as well! I'm a female, miles are all highway, and I do not do heavy braking. I'm getting a LOT of road noise frequently from the front end, when it's checked, it's the brakes or the rotor. Now I'm suspecting the bearings are bad! For my driving style, this is unacceptable for a vehicle of this type/cost to be having so many wheel problems. If used as a man's truck, worked, it would not survive long I fear. I'm worried, so I bought the extended warranty!
I love the look of the truck, and the features are nice. The interior metallic finish does flake off too easily, but the seats are comfy, and the floorboard style makes it easy to clean, love the back window. No complaints with int/ext styling. The truck looks awesome. It gets 19 mpg.
Use a higher quality brake/rotor/bearing system that last past 20,000 miles! This is a "FORD" product; where is the QUALITY that we as consumers subscribe to by our purchase? Looks will only take you so far, my friends are teasing me with the old epitaph: FORD stands for FOUND ON THE ROAD DEAD.
Bought a Ranger two years before the ST and couldn't use it for anything. The Sport Trac is great for hauling around my boat and snowmobile trailers. The four doors and easy in and out of the cab is excellent. The bed is very useful and more useful with a factory bed extender. The ST is great in the snow without the factory Goodyear tires.
Exterior look. No problems with the power back window. Very comfortable seats.
Better communications from Ford about recalls on the Explorers and Sport Tracs. Stop the auto locks from locking as soon as the engine has started and in park.
I bought the truck for the functionality - to transport my family and cargo at the same time. I chose it over the Dakota because it drove like a car - which it is. This vehicle is not as durable as a truck and should not be treated as such. But for a suburbanite, I like it a lot. It has things break on it a lot and I am thankful for the warranty. Too bad the dealership is so unsupportive. I see it as a great alternative to a wagon but not to a pick up truck. Treat it gently and it will perform well. Great speed but poor mileage (18 - 20 mpg).
Four seats and half a bed on a quick vehicle. Small for downtown and narrow roads. Fast for expressway and highway driving. The tonnau cover, bed pad, and bed divider are great.
Make it more durable. It is not for off-road or dirt road use. Do a better quality control for interior parts. FIND A WAY to increase fuel economy.
I like the fact that it rides higher than a car, it carries gardening and other materials and it is comfortable on even long trips. It has plenty of leg room for taller folks in the front or the back. It has a great cool style.
I love the truck and how it drives... I have had more problems mecanicaly than any other vehicle I have ever owned. I am a fifty year old female and I have had many vehicles. This was the first time I have ever worn out a set of brakes at 19 thousand miles, as well as go threw to the roter. That was a quick $400 out of my pocket. The rebuilt the transmition at 15 thousand. I had to have it towed in because it left ma stranded and would not get back going.... That all started about 8 thousand miles...
Drives and rides great. Handles good and gets decient gas milage. Looks great with the extras I have put on it.
Do a better job at building a mechanically stable vehicle. Now, I am looking at different brands and mine only has 21000 miles on it.
I have had multiple problems with my Sport Trac. The fuel pump went out on me at 3,000 miles and it almost caused a large accident. Since the dealership replaced the fuel pump it has stalled on my 5 other times but the dealership won't take the time to diagnose the problem. I asked them if a technician could drive the vehicle for a week so they could properly diagnose it. They also had to replace my steering pump, replace an interior light, adjust my hood so it would latch properly and add a missing label.
Several items were covered under warentee, but had to replace the front brake pads and rotors TWICE by 65,000 miles - I do not drive it hard - all highway miles. Radiator hose was sliced by a bracket in the engine. Oil cap mounting shattered at the first oil change. The hinges on the storage behind one of the rear seats snapped - again no excessive use. Love the concept but dissapointed at the experience.
Rear electric window, and the hard tonneau cover.
Fuel ecconomy. Cross bars on the roof rack as standard. Turning in 4WD very jerky.
We leased the first one off the truck at a dealership. Loved it. After two years, we bought one "loaded" and have not had a single complaint. Wife loves the higher view, comfort, and reliability of the unit, expecially the factory road assistance (if she ever needed it!!) We even bought the extended 7 yr. 75,000 warranty, but have not needed any assistance. We've added custom wind screens - custom painted to match Sporttrac silver.
An 8 cyl. or more spunky engine would be nice...BUT, not necessary.
I've had this truck almost 2 years and still like it a lot. I like the versatility of having a smaller truck that I can haul stuff around in while not having to drive a big monster of a vehicle.
Love the vinyl floors (so easy to clean!) and the back window going all the way down.
Wind noise is a problem. It's hard for me to hear my handsfree cell phone system sometimes.
Great all around vehicle. 50,000 miles with no problems. 20mpg is a bit tough to take for me as a commuter, but I can't give it up.
Versatility. It's a sport ute, pick- up, luxury car all wrapped up in one.
The dash material, which is a silver plastic film adhered to plastic does not wear well. I have had some bubbling and separation of this finish and these sport look terrible. The finish needs to be much tougher. Other than that, it's great.
I'm a college student and several times a year I am in need of a vehicle that can move me from apartment to apartment. Also important to me is a comfortable ride for my 3 large dogs. With the Sport Trac, you have it all. With the tonneau cover you can put anything at all in the bed. Once the seats in the back are folded down, the dogs love standing back there and stichink their heads out the rear power window. This is my first SUV/Truck and I absolutely love it!
I just traded in my Sport Trac 4x4 with 24,000 miles. Overall, I liked everything about the vehicle. However, I felt I should let others know that it can become very unstable at highway speeds. I nearly lost control of the truck traveling on a curve at 70 MPH on an urban freeway after hitting an uneven expansion joint. The truck ended up skipping halfway into the adjacent lane before I could regain control. Driving at highway speeds on patched pavement with potholes and during windy conditions requires two hands on the wheel to stabilize the vehicle. Driving below 60 MPH, the Sprot Trac handled fine but truck-like.
Audiofile radio, fold flat rear seats, crew cab design, sunroof, cargo cage extender.
Switching to the current (2002 to present) Explorer suspension would really make this vehicle handle great. Including an AWD mode similer to the Explorer or Mountaineer.
This SUV/Truck has great flexibility, ride and interior space. The fuel mileage is not so great (unless you have a 5 speed manual over long distances) and although I like the performance, I wish it had a little more zip. Roomy interior at the expense of the truck bed length. Overall, it is a great concept vehicle that is very flexible to everyday needs. However, there is one major dislike - the insurance industry classifies this vehicle as a SUV because of the Explorer nameplate. So the cost to insure is more than a simliar pickup truck.
The ride. The keyless entry system. The side bars. The automatic rear sliding window.
Improve fuel mileage in city driving. The truck bed could use something to prevent small items from sliding while driving.
This brand new truck was purchased as a college graduation present to myself. Nine months later, I had to be given a brand new engine. My dealership was excellent through all of my problems. But, I felt Ford should have shown me some type of support (even just a letter of apology). A year and a half and 2 recalls later, I am very disappointed not only in the quality of this vehicle but in the lack of customer service that Ford has shown me. Without the tonneau cover, the back is too light and slides in rain and snow.I am young, and will own several more cars in the future. However, none of them will be a Ford.
Overall look and style.
Overall reliability. Also, do more to show your customers you really care about their satisfaction and safety.
This has been one of the most comfortable vehicles I've ever owned. It seems to fit like a glove. He has performed flawlessly and has never had to return to the dealer for anything. It doesn't get quite the mileage I was hoping for, but it is very reliable and stable on the road. Most everyone I've met has liked it and they comment on how smoothly it rides.
Gauges are very easy to read. Tonneau cover appears waterproof. Provides plenty of security for the pickup bed.
Gas mileage could be better, but the V- 6 SOHC is strong.
An OK mom-mobile; kids in a true back seat with room for an antique chest in the toy-sized bed. 4.0 L engine: disappointing 16-17 mpg even with the 5-speed manual tranny, especially considering my 1991 5-spd Explorer DID get 20mpg. Still annoying: Ford's windshield washer first wipes dry glass, THEN squirts fluid. New annoyance: Ford's making AC cycle in all positions except heat-to-floor; no "fresh air to face."
truckbed 12-V powerport
- bring back front locking hubs - squirt washer fluid, THEN swipe wipers - rear-seat 12-V powerport - ability to illuminate truckbed light separately from cab lights - true truckbed; not this toy-sized thing
Paint is crap and from what I am told on both the black and dark blue. The brake pads are inadequate. The customer service Ford provides is substandard at best.
I like the concept of the vehicle. The bed cover is great because it can be easily removed and installed. Like the power back window.
Better paint, brake pads that will last more than 25,000 miles. Heated seats would be nice. Ford Service has to make improvements or they will continue to lose consumers - without a doubt. The have a long way to go before they reach the quality service of BMW or Acura.
Ive never personally owned a truck/SUV BUT I would do it again in a heart beat. I love this little truck with a huge heart. Has everything I wanted on a truck..except the size and bulkiness. I can carry what I need to and still have the inside room for 4-5 people. The rear air and radio with ear phone plug in is great for the kids..BUT I love my little truck just to drive!
I like the electric mirror. It has comfortable seating. The fog lights are very helpful when high beams are not needed. I also have the added pleasure of a sun roof. The bed extender and rear air and radio make life so much easier!
can't think of any
We would buy this truck all over again. I had a 1991 Explorer that finally died and we test drove all kinds of SUV's including the Explorer. When we saw the Sport Trac that was it!
Great handling, very comfortable, good gauges, love the bed extender and rear A/C.
Breaks wear out quickly - dealer said we'd need to replace them at 25K after inspecting them at 15K miles. Gas mileage is a bit low. Tonneau cover could be lighter and easier to put on and take off.
I have been very pleased with my vehicle from the first day that I got it.
No carpet!!!! I can put down the floor mats when I feel like it. Very easy to clean
had my sportrak for almost 2yrs.now still looks great, get many compliments. have had no trouble with it. great dependable ford quality!!! would definately buy another one!!!
styling ,handling, ride, seating comfort
better looking wheels (chrome) from ford
What a great all around vehicle. The versatility is unmatched in any other vehicle available. Good room in all seats. 4WD rips through snow and really helps on wet surfaces. Bed is great for family sized hauling (mulch, bikes, weekend get-a-way bags, etc.)
4WD on the fly feature is great. No problem with the snow last winter. Looking forward to lots of snow this year. Rear window is awesome - great for venting.
If you don't want to spend a lot, but a soft tonneau cover for $150. I would also recommend rain guards for atleast the back window. Gas mileage could be better but hey...it's a truck. Bed extender is convenient and a pain in the rear depending on what you need it for at the time.
I love the vehicle...it's so versitile and well equipped!!! It's great, I can take the family anywhere comfortable and yet still haul stuff. I did have a problem with it when it was only 1 year old. It did not want to start, it took the dealership almost a month to figure out the problem-the idle air control valve. Other than that, I've had no problems with it and love it!
Leather seats, the bed extender and tonneau cover.
The truck is pretty top heavy!!
When I found out that I was expecting my second child, I knew I needed a bigger vehicle. I searched every make and model for the most comfortable, powerful, smoothest ride, and of couse, the most price efficient truck or SUV I could find. I bought the Sport Trac with the rear A/C, which my 6 year old loves, and the hard tonneau cover and bed extender, which makes the bed into the perfect trunk for groceries or traveling. Definately worth the money!! And the estate green is very attractive!
Definately the rear A/C and audio controls, and the tonneau cover.
Maybe a softer material for the seats, but then again, the truck is supposed to be rugged!
I am impressed with the entire vehicle. I've only had a couple of small problems and one big problem with Ford's National Customer Service. I live in Columbus OHIO. This past winter it snowed 24" within a week. I had no problem getting through 2 to 3 foot drifts. This vehicle will boogie through snow. It rides great. I've never had this much fun driving a vehicle. It fits great in my garage unlike my previous F150. People who rag on power, bed capablility, and overall truck performance. Buy a truck (F series), this is a SUT.
Size of the SUT. It fits great in my garage with room to spare. It pulls a 16 foot bass boat easily.
Better Handling, Better Gas Mileage, needs fully adjustable rear window (2" and all the way doesn't cut it), Ford's 75 lbs. Taneau Cover is ridiculous (didn't buy it).
so far i enjoy the sport trac 4x4. It has been very reliable. i am 6'4" tall and so far the interior and leg room works well. Poor gas mileage (16mpg)(i have the 4.10 rearend). the goodyear at/s tires wear poorly. For the money it seems a bit cheesy. Resale value is poor for a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The bed is awefully small and nearly worthless.
My favorite feature is the power back window. It would be nice if it could be adjusted like any other window instead of 2" down or all the way down.
Needs Better gas mileage and a better warranty than 3 years 36k miles. Ford needs to stand behind their products better. also needs better heat and air adjustments.
I love this truck/SUV! I've read reviews that rag on its ability to tow, but if I wanted to tow a huge trailer, I would have bought a huge truck. If I would have wanted a people mover, I would have bought a huge Excursion. This vehicle is the best of both worlds. I can haul more than a Chevy S- 10, and it's so much better looking. You can't beat the Pioneer audiophile 6- disc in-dash changer w/ subwoofer, either!
audiophile w/subwoofer, bed extender, comfy seats, white gauges.
My NEW Sport Trac broke down 5 times in the first three months. Once it just died on me as I came onto a freeway. The mechanic first told me that they ran diagnostics on it and, "out side of the fact that it wouldn't start, there was nothing wrong with it." The finally got it running again. It also had a high pitch whine at highway speeds. Ford said it was a chain in the 4WD transfer case and that they knew of the problem but had no fix for it. Ford bought it back from me, thank God.
Comfortable Interior and I loved the slide down back window.
Fix the noise in the transfer case!
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Premium 2WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Premium 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Have had many people very interested in vehicle after purchase. Fits my dad with headroom to spare and he is 6'- 4"... The only bad things about it is the fuel economy - to be expected - and wouldn't mind a small V-8 in the engine bay. Really make this baby hum. Other than that, I love it. Great SUV/Truck.
Moonroof, Lockable cover for the bed, 6- Disc Pioneer Stereo, Power Rear Window.
V-8!!! Floor mounted auto transmission.
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Premium 2WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Premium 2WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Fully equipped, looks & feels of a LINCOLN or Cadillac. Luxury-Versatile- Flexible/ all the features of a great SUV & convenience of a truck. Surprised & impressed w/the drive & feel of this Ford. Great power. Silver-Birch looks Classic but Sporty. Replaced the tonneau cover cause of leaks-no problems w/ replacement. Ask for door adjustments cause of wind noise. Clicking/grinding in the front turning the wheel all the way to the right or left in turns. Other owners say the same thing. Overall good value.Back Seat equally comfortable for passengers- you dont know you're in a truck. MPG 17 city 20 hwy. Side-Steps a must for this vehicle.
AutoHeadlights on startup/auto turnoff/6-CD chngr w/subwoofer/Back Seats 60-40 split/rear limo window/ mirror fades headlight glare/leather/ moonroof/tonneau cover easy access & removal/cargo cage extender/tailgate lock/headlight-taillight design w/ foglamps/ design/temp & compass
Needs steering wheel stereo controls- convertible arm rest for extra seating- could be a 6-passenger truck 3 front 3 back. Needs extra storage pockets like in the Honda Pilot. Needs Heated seat features. Separate Inside Climate controls for Driver/Passenger.
What can I say. I love this Auto. I wanted it the first time I saw it and after test driving it I wanted it even more. It has room for 4 large men and no one is cramped in a little space. It's fun to drive for a 4,500 lb SUV/Truck. I can take long trips and take what I need on the trip ( I finaly have the room )
Comfort. The seats are more like house recliners. It's easy to drive and I found that on a 2,300 Mile round trip I was not tired after the drive.
V8, Much Better MPG. and only because who I am A better Sway Bar.
I have been drivig Ford custom Vans for 30 years and decided, after the kids were gone, that I needed something different! I sold my 97 custom Ford van and ordered a new 2002 Explorer Sport Trac last Oct. with every option available and waited till Dec. 26th to get it. I then ordered some other available optins from my Ford dealer and had them installed and then ordered gray metal flake pin stripping and had that put down the sides and I really LOVE my car/Suv/truck..it has been call everything under the sun, but I LOVE it! Wish the gas mileage was a little better..it's almost like driving a big Econoline again..with the mileage, but I LOVE it.
Moon roof,CD player,hard rear cover, automatic had lights that I had installed after I got it, leather seats, rear power window..everything realy.
Ford could have found a way to get better gas mileage from this model.More options should have been offered wih the Sport Trac like the regular Explorer was. No puddle lights, lighted running boards or steering wheel radio controls were offered with the Sport Trac.
I love the vehicle and it rides smooth. I am a 4 time jeep owner now making the switch. The practicality of this vehicle is unmatched. All the comforts of a explorer with a pickup bed.
The pickup bed with tiedowns and power outlet for camping.
A cool feature would be like the Avalanche does with the removable back. I persoannly wouldn't use it, but I can't hink of what else they can do. The new H2 for 2004 may use this design.
This is such a great family car especially if you have animals too! It is so functional. You have the convenience of a SUV with the capacity of a truck for your visits to Home Depot! You can seriously do it all with this vehicle. We are very thrilled about our purchase and wouldn't be surprised if we buy another a couple years down the line.
We have a little one and I really appreciate the tether anchors for the child carseats for every seat in the rear. We fold the one seat down for the dog and our little right next to him. They both enjoy the back window down. Great for kids and animals and keeps parents happy too!
Not too crazy about Gray trim on the bottom of Vehicle, makes it look cheap. Of course gas is a concern but who doesn't have that problem with trucks or SUV's.
The SportTrac is a pleasure to drive and feels comfortable on the freeway, on city streets or off-road. It is versatile enough to perform like an SUV, a small pickup or a car with a huge trunk space (with the optional tonneau cover). It has a smooth ride and a roomy interior that can comfortably accomodate a tall driver. It has enough engine power to accelerate briskly on the freeway and to tow a small boat or trailer. It is easy to climb into and has a functional interior design. The exterior look is distinct and eye-catching.
Tonneau cover, power rear window, bed extender, full-sized rear doors and easy to operate driver controls.
Gas mileage of 16 mpg in city driving could be improved.
I now have over 15,000 miles on my Sport Trac and am still pleased with my purchase.
exterior body design, rear window, bed extender, MoonRoof, and 6 disc changer
Suspension, lighted mirrors on visors (which may have already been improved), side sun visor, increased interior room, more durable paint, less hard plastic in interior
I purchased this vehicle for its versatility. You can seat four comfortable (five in a pinch) and it drives like an SUV. Yet, I still have a bed to get mulch or bring things to the dump. I really enjoy driving it. It was a good replacement for my 94 Ford Ranger
The leather seats , stereo and moonroof
Wish it got a bit better mileage (been getting 16-17MPG on mixed driving which is not bad)
The Sport Trac fits my needs perfectly. With the cargo cage extender, it has plenty of bed space when I need it. The fold-down rear seats give me even more room to work with. But it's also a comfortable ride to work, which is my main use of the vehicle. The handling is okay, and I'm pleasantly surprised by the gas mileage, which is almost as good as the Ford Ranger I traded in for the Sport Trac, and the Sport Trac's smooth but powerful acceleration when I need it is tremendous.
power rear window with the "vent" setting, cargo cage extender, smooth but powerful acceleration.
gas mileage has been surprisingly good, but would like to see it made even better. Being a big guy, I struggle to get the seat belt attached/disattached (no room between me and the big storage box between the seats).
This has been a wonderful vehicle. No problems at all.
Driveability, comfort, stereo system, reliability, utility
A little more interior style
The Ford Sport Trac is a kick @ss ride. A vehicle which can not be duplicated (although has been tried.. Avelanche...). The uniqueness of this truck/suv is absolutley somthing not to miss. A Full 4 door cabin, center console, and a bed sized enough for a daily trip to the shoppes and large anough for a cammute to Home Depot. What absolutely gets me with this truck/suv, is that the 4.0L V-6 engine has enough power to get a thrill out of. Producing 210 Hpr, this engine does it's job. Quiet, and smooth they maid it, Fords 4.0 IS THE BEST.
Ha! Too mny to name, but the best is the look! I just absolutely love it! Makes me say..."Oh... I like that!"
There are 2 parts about the truck I really wish could hve improved; Interior, and suspention. Interior room is great, but the "cheap" hard plastic occuring in one too many places in the cabin. The Suspention will make you bounce even on the slightest bump in the road.
I love this SUV!!!!
My favorite feature is the auto rear window.
I have had nothing but good luck with this vehicle. It's fun to drive and great for the dog to ride in the back seat. Plenty of room for four or five people.
6 - disc CD changer, cargo cage, rear window (rolls down), center console
The only change I would request would be to add a lumbar support to the driver's seat.
I ordered my Sport Trac on Oct.19, 2001. I ordered evrything that was offered and then I waited till Dec.26 when it came in I also had the dealer order and put on the automatic headlights, bug deflector for the front,side window deflectors, rear cargo mat and custom mud flaps. I also just had it stripped with silver metallic sparkle double stripe tape last week. I now have 2300 miles on it and I will admit it gets about the same mileage as my FULL SIZE Ford Econoline. I really don't know if it will get 15 to 20 MPG like the window sticker said anymore. I give it a rating of 9.5! I also do wish you could get the same options for the Sport Trac as you can get for the regular Explorer.
I love the moon roof, electric rear window, 5 speed trans,lumbar seat[ which they had to fix twice], the hard top rear cover and the CD player-my first in a vehicle.
Better gas mileage! Auto headlights! Puddle lights like on the Explorer! 3-4 more inches in the back seat area! Power tail gate to open [like the rear doors on my van]Mileage computer like on my wife's Pontiac Montana! I'm glad I ordered my Sport Trac.....I love it!
My sport trac is the best becuae its the best of both worlds. Its a truck and an SUV. It can switch between 2x4,4x4 high, and 4x4 low. That's great for rough roads. The sport trac compared to the avalanche(from what I've heard about it) is better because its easier to convert and better gas milage.
The ability to switch between 2x4,4x4 high, and 4x4 low and the cargo bed extender.
Better gas milage and more available colors.
this is an awesome vehicle
What can I say. This has to be one of the best rides Ford has put out in a long time.It rides like a plush car, NO body roll or lean, has power and able to haul a load around. Not as big as a full size, but we didnt want a big truck, and this truck fit the bill to a tee. Great support where you need it, especially for your back, great leg room, even for tall folks. Hope to have this truck for a long time!!
One fold out cargo cage.This helps extend the bed to a full six feet.Also a great the power rear window. Probably the best feature has to be the hard cover for the bed, it has 2 locks to go along with the loackable tailgate, so no one or the elements get to the bed.
Maybe the only suggestion would be, a bigger engine choice like its cousin the Explorer, and maybe change where the parking brake is located..Only minor flaws, but this still is the best truck I've ever owned.
I liked the sporty look compared to the F-150, which was another choice before purchase. I primarily use it as a car/suv, but I like the small bed with hard cover as an oversize trunk. I can take the top off for those Home Depot runs.
Interior cabin space, rear radio and a/c controls in premium model
I would like to see variable rear window height. The Sport Trac rides a little stiff so a comfort ride suspension would be nice for those using it like an suv vs a truck
I bought my 2002 but I loved the ST when I first saw it in 2000. I just never buy first year releases. It seats 4 normal size adults with comfort. Performance is realy good and off road is fun. Because it is ans SUV or Truck class you and customize it. The only thing I hate is the MPG. It just sucks. Other then that I love the BEAST.
The overall look. Have you ever had people at the stop like ask you what you are driving and do you like it.
Plain and simple. This would be great it is got 20mpg City and 30mpg highway with no lost on performance.
jUST AN AWESOME VEHICLE! a LOT OF THOUGHT WENT INTO DESIGNING THIS VEHICLE!
The truck bed and cover are just what I need as a golfer and golf coach! I enjoy the outdoors so I can't wait to take this to Alaska!
Overall I am very satisfied.
Back Glass rolling down. Silcer interior trim. Stereo White faced gauges A lot of room in the back seat
So far I see none
My husband's employer eleminated company provided cars so we traded our truck for something economical. I needed a car to haul grandchildren & grandparents and a truck for the yard work, recycle center & furniture. I traded my 2000 Maxima and the SportTrac has been a dream come true. I can do it all!
Love the hard tonnaeu cover - keeps things dry and they don't fly out. The upgrade console allows for adjustible heat/air in back seats along with ear phones for personal & quiet radio/CD listening
Gas mileage is an issue as I drive 100 miles roundtrip to work every day.
I purchased this vehicle because I am going to be having a child soon and needed something with more room. I chose the Sport Trac because of its unique ability to carry passengers and still haul items in the pickup bed. I also chose this vehicle because of the decent reviews it has gotten from most reviewers. Also I love the color (Island Blue)! So far I have 1450 miles on my Sport Trac.
Power back window, smooth engine and transmission, large back seat for passengers, and of course the color.
Ford needs to dump the captains chairs for this model. They are not very comfortable, lack lumbar support, and don't have adjustable headrests. They also don't have the map holders on the back of the seats. I highly recommend anyone getting this vehicle get the bucket seats with lumbar support.
The Sport Trac ("ST") excels as an automotive Swiss army knife. It has decent performance and handling, seats five in comfort, functions surprisingly well as a pickup, and handles snowy roads with aplomb. And unlike the Chevy Avalanche, it doesn't look like it was designed by a committee. Simply the most versatile vehicle I've ever owned!
Styling; versatility; 4WD,
Tighter quality control; more torque.
The ride comfort of the 2002 Explorer Sport Trac is exceptional. It has adequate power at all speeds thanks in part to it's 5 speed automatic transmission. The 4.0L has good pwer, but fuel economy is poor.
The rear roll down window is my favorite feature. With the optional sunroof, the vehicle seems to have plenty of fresh air moving without blowing in the drivers face.
Fuel economy is a must improvement for this vehicle. Even with the 4.0L putting out 210 Hp, I feel that the engineers at Ford can improve in this area.