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Great little automatic 4x4 SUV
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By tracycali
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Bought in 2003 w/60000 miles on it. Now has 120,000 and still runs like new with only regular maintenance. We have family that live in the Sierra's at the end of a dirt and gravel road. This little 4x4 always makes it up there no problem with all-season tires; mud, snow, whatever. I added a class 3 bolt-on 4 point hitch receiver and it tows a 3500lb boat/trailer no problem. Just had dings removed and repainted same dark teal metallic and it looks like MONEY!


Favorite Features

4WD automatic at the flip of a switch is great convenience. The styling still looks fresh.


Suggested Improvements

The cladding around the bottom is overdone, but not terrible. holds up well to abuse :->. Your Edmunds vehicle types only allow 5M models, but I believe most people probably have the automatic.


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By Aniketos
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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The drive is really good and very comfortable, tons of space in the back especially with the seats down. Winter is a joke for for it. Interior is nothing special. exterior looks like a regular suv. Gas on it is so so. Power on it is just beast,


Favorite Features

Speed, Space and POWAAAAA


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Too many Problems
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By Al
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I am the original owner and bought in March 2000. Only has 60,000 and had to rebuild transmission at 50,000. The key lock does not always unlock tailgate. Had the hood and top repainted (at Ford Dealer) three times due to acid rain (poor paint). My other cars not had the problem. Has many squeaks and noises. I have vehicle cleaned and waxed regularly and the back bumper is rusted. I would not buy a Ford again.


Suggested Improvements

Standard power train warrantee should be mileage only for those of us who have low yearly mileage.


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By 4drtruck
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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For the most part a good SUV. Have had trouble with the interior. The arm rest broke off and the driver side seat is sagging from getting in and out. The 4 wheel drive will go through anything, the best i've seen. Been a couple recalls with the recent having to disconnect the cruise control due to fire hazard. Frustrating trying to fit stuff in small vehicle but it is a 2 door sport


Favorite Features

4-wheel drive


Suggested Improvements

don't make anymore so no point


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Great Truck
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By Mike L
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Bought this truck in 2002, had about 19k miles on it. This was the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Started ever time, ran smooth, lots of torque. Mileage was about 18mpg and the ride was rough, but it's a truck. This truck never had any major problems, kept truck for 7 years and was very happy with it. Sold it with 120,000 miles, still had the original tires, which were still not ready to be replaced.


Favorite Features

Excellent looks, very well built


Suggested Improvements

The ride is a little rough


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