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By Saved me from injury
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I really enjoyed my Explorer. I hit a median at 50 miles per hour (black ice) and I believe my Explorer kept me from getting injured. It took a beating but I didn't get a scratch. Also, it drove fantastic in the rain...I'm going to miss it!


Favorite Features

Captain seats---the only way to go. Big and comfy. Front end--stylish. Feeling of safety while driving.


Suggested Improvements

Two door? A major pain getting in the back seat...they didn't make the doors long enough.


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My 2001 explorer sport
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By stan
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Excellent overall vehicle i purchased mine used with about 20k miles Sept 2002 and i have had it serviced regularly by the Ford dealership if you do not take care of your vehicle it will not take of you i have just went over 100k miles other than the cruise control recall (i had to go without it for two days), the battery dying about 6yrs ago, and having to recently replace the original tires, i have had no problems with it at all, my paint job needs a touch-up and two of the original three overhead handles are missing in the interior but has always been dependable i always made it to work and back even in some pretty bad storms that some 18 wheelers could not make, it's a truck and a good one


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dependability I'm giving this one to my mother who is excited to get it, i just had a full service done on it and other than a new battery, oil & brake fluid change, and radiator flush, nothing major needed keep up your vehicle maintenance my dad runs a shop i have seen what happens when you don't


Suggested Improvements

Nothing considering the price and the fact i brought it used i came with many features and you have to be careful not to lose the original keys they have chips in them that start your car a copy will not work you will have to spend over $100 at a Ford dealership to replace one that's my only con


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


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I bought my EXP sport used and I have really enjoyed the ride. I found the vehicle to be just the right size for me, as I am generally the only one in the vehicle.


Favorite Features

Handling, easy to drive


Suggested Improvements

The only thing I wished Ford would have done is use a little be better quaility center console material.


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keeps on going
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By belldawgmom3
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought my ford with 45k miles and owned it about 8 years now. At 250k miles replaced transmission well worth it I am over 300k miles and still going strong. This suv has been all over this state with school activities football , ffa and etrc. as well on manay of hunting trips it has been used for everything you can think of. It still drives 5 miles of dirt road and 70 miles a day to work. This suv has been very good to us wish I could aford to buy another one. Thank you


Suggested Improvements

door lock problems


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I made a mistake getting rid of mine
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By vwispos
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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My explorer ran so perfect I loved it. Never had a check engine light or anything! It got okay gas especially to be an SUV. Only thing I ever had to replace was rotors. I hear of some problems from them though so make sure to buy one in great condition and it will become your best friend.


Favorite Features

interior was amazing and the reliability was awesome


Suggested Improvements

better gas mileage lol


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