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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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Great truck, but short on amenities
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By ST Driver
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Rwd 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Excellent truck... getting 17-19 MPG keeping the foot out of it -- great for a truck/SUV. Ample torque off the line for merging, but fades a bitabove 50 mph. Interior is comfy, big and handy, but lacks basics like compass/outside temp gauge found std on cars costing half as much. Power mirrors and cruise not enough to justify the $1.5K extra for XLT package - should've bought XLS and had those added for about half that. Zero reliability issues in first 3k miles - fun to drive, but a bit bumpy.


Favorite Features

One-touch rear window, scratchproof bed, power/mileage balance (for an SUV/truck), styling, standard ABS, 12V plug in bed, fits in garage easily.


Suggested Improvements

Value for money - lack of basic equipment like trip computer, compass, temp gauge and power items on a $26K truck. Daytime lights.


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fun to drive
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By gnatsum
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS Rwd 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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The sport trac is very comfortable and gives a good view of the road. It is sized just right for someone who wants a pickup which is not oversized but can get the job done.


Favorite Features

The fold out extender for the bed. The seating and view of the road. Movable rear window in cab.


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MY XLT
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By BCBard
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I love this truck. It is perfect for all I need it to do. Not too big and bulky, as the gas sucking testosterone laden trucks out there. It carries my family and I comfortably, all 5 of us. My family and I enjoy it's versitility. We use it for fishing and camping trips, the shorter, smaller bed being just the right fit for us. This is a great compact truck.


Favorite Features

It's easy transition from on road to off road.


Suggested Improvements

Revise cup holder design. Top cup holder not deep enough for some 16 oz cans and bottles which makes for some spills.


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Great SUV for the Money
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By Andy Z
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS Rwd 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Cost me about $16995 plus tax with all the rebates and discounts. Great vehicle for the money. Would have loved better fuel economy -- but it's a SUV so what do you expect. Very practical for around the home -- 5 pass and a pick up bed with a cover -- cool


Favorite Features

5 Pass and pick up bed -- plus a power slide rear window cool!


Suggested Improvements

MPG


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2002 sports track
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By RC
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Premium 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I like it overall, improvement over my 95 F150. Solid, no rattles.


Favorite Features

leather interior, sliding back glass, decent gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Tilt steering wheel lever too low hits knees on an average size person. Should come equipped with a trailor hitch. engine bay crowded for a 6 cylinder. Rear view mirror creates a big blind spot. Door automatic locks anoying.


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