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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Consumer Reviews

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By buck
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Adrenalin 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This is the second Sport Trac that I have owned; they both have been great trucks.


Best Features

Exterior looks.


Worst Features

Not a big fan of the Goodyear tires that came on the 2004 model. My first Sport Trac had Michelin's and they were a much better tire. The seat adjustment could have more room from the door.


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still lovin' it!
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By arnie_c
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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The Sport Trac is all and more than we expected. We use it to haul a 16' bass boat around in the summer. The cap we put on lets us transport the dog during hunting season. It's an outdoorsman's dream!


Worst Features

Move the window lock-out switch forward, ahead of the power window buttons to minimize accidental (and almost invariable) activation.


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First looks may be incorrect
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By Hibshman
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I picked this truck up used by someone who jumped the gun. The Ford was getting around 12 miles to the gallon. After further research and previous knowledge. I picked a K&N air filter and changed the engine oil to 5w40 oil which is called for by Ford for the 4.0 v6. And by only filling half of the 22.5 gallon tank at gas stops, not to mention the flexible fuel feature. I am now doing better then 17 MPG city for a four wheel drive! The comfort level and look of the truck along with the versatility. So prior to chasing everyone to an import make sure you have correct oil and air filtration. Along with tire PSI.


Best Features

Interior comfort. It is equal to or better than a previously leased BMW 328i.


Worst Features

For all of you car drivers. You will see a MPG decrease. However, if you compare to luxury cars that require high grade fuels. The quality far exceeds the shallow qualifications of MPG. No, improvement needed.


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


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This truck is perfect for someone who needs to on occasion haul 4x8 plywood, carry 5 passengers or have a lockable trunk (with the hard bed cover and locking tail gate). I'm 6'6" and have good leg room. The arm rests and seat belts fit with the seat all the way back. The back seats fold down flat for when the dog is along. The only thing I wish they would improve is the mileage. If they came out with a hybrid Sport Trac, I'd be all happy.


Best Features

Hard tonneau w/locking tail gate. Electric back window.


Worst Features

Make a hybrid model. A light in the bed by the tail gate - help getting packages out at night.


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