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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab - Consumer Reviews

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A Great All Round Vehicle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By G. King
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab XLT Rwd 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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There is nothing about this vehicle that I don't like. It looks great on the inside and on the outside, has a comfortable ride and performs great.


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This vehicle could have been more reliable
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By woodinva
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab XLT Rwd 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Replaced Good year Tires RTS at 10k ( dealer replace) then again they wore out at 40K .


Tranny replaced at 37K miles.
Shocks replaced at 40K miles
ALl new Front end & ball joints replaced at 40K miles. Bearings replaced at 40k miles.

Got new Michelin LTX M+S at
40K miles now rides like a dream if you ROTATE tires every
10k miles.


Best Features

Now after fixing Front end stuff & getting new tires love the ride. Sirius Sat Radio and ability to configure Haul & tow with convertible bed/ with cover and flip out extended rails to almost a 6 ft bed when necessary!


Worst Features

MOVE that HEATED SEAT SWITCH form seat to the dash!!! Give this vehicle a front end with grease fittings for ball joints and give it coil springs.. This vehicle will never stay aligned or stop wearing out tires with the current front end setup. Whomever is manufacturing your transmissions you need to give them the boot. Mine went out at 37K miles.. Glad I bout the extended warranty for 1800. The tranny cost $3200 and dealer had my vehicle for 1 month.. Luckily because of warranty I was in a rental car! Got 6yr 100k warranty.. still riding on it in 2012!


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Nice truck but.....
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By Matt Cappadonna
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab XLT Rwd 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased this truck from Car Max. I did a lot of research before purchasing the vehicle and came to the conclusion that this is the one. Unfortunately the vehicle has made me marginally happy. Was it because of Car Max or Ford build quality, I don't know, but here are a few of the pro's and con's.


Best Features

Power everything is great. Power rear window and heated seats work like a champ. Premium radio and sun roof was a good choice.


Worst Features

Needs better gas mileage and turning radius. Radio buttons too far to reach for driver. Emergency brake release too far under dash to reach comfortably. 2 weeks later R/F bearing died. Never been the same.


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I love this truck - it saved my life
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By kemss
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab XLT Rwd 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have very much enjoyed my truck... it has been perfect - fits all of my kid's friends (big back seat) and I can haul things in the bed. It saved my life when an 18 wheeler decided to rear end me and push me into another truck. It has been great with maintenance... I just wish the paint didn't get chipped so easily when other cars bump their doors on my doors. Otherwise it has been perfect!


Best Features

Big back seat.


Worst Features

Paint shipping; not to have the ridge that goes out from the doors.... this makes it too easy for other cars to bump and get the pain shipped


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New Tires
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By JS
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab XLT Rwd 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I like this truck and would rate it much higher if I didn't have the suspension problems. I have 35,000 miles on my truck and the front tires (second set) are feathering on the inside half. I have been told several different reasons for the problem ... struts, shocks, alignment. This truck has had problems eating up tires since around 13,000 miles. I have never heard of a vehicle going through shocks or struts that quickly. Also idles rough and "floats" during highway driving due to the suspension problems.


Best Features

Rear window.


Worst Features

Longer lasting front suspension.


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