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fun and practical
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By dundonrl
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This is the 2nd Explorer that I've owned, the 1st being a 01 XLT 4x4. So far I have put BF Goodrich A/T in 31x10.5x15's on it, installed a hidden hitch front mount and have a Warn 9.5ti winch on a mulit-mount to get me out of places the All Terrain tires won't. It's fun, gets decent fuel mileage and with its small turning radius can get into some pretty tight trails when going off road. Future plans are rear Detroit locker, front air or electric locker and a 4" lift.


Favorite Features

Turning radius.


Suggested Improvements

Manual transfer case.


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


Review

Purchased used to try for a first SUV. Mainly around town use and weekend mountain biking. Mileage is good 17- 20, ride is truck-like (read rough) but overall a well-built vehicle. Impressed by size and strength of underbody components compared to the new sport-utes. Buying this used blew away any new vehicle when you figure out the overall $/mile it costs to run this truck. Plus it is awesome in the snow here in Michigan.


Favorite Features

Engine and 6-disc CD player.


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


Review

Very reliable and fun to drive. I have only had to add new brakes and emissions valve. I have owned it for 4 1/2 years. However it is a bumpy ride.


Favorite Features

Puddle lamps let you see when approaching vehicle in the dark.


Suggested Improvements

Tighter suspension would be nice.


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great small truck
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By Laura
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I have owned this truck for over 4 years and it has been reliable, practical and fun to drive. From the cold and snow in Chicago down to the heat and crowded streets of South Beach, the truck handles well in all conditions. I wish they still made them as I'd like to get another one when the time comes.


Favorite Features

Great Pioneer stereo and huge cargo space for a small SUV.


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Great First Car
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Fuel Economy
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By Mere
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I love this car! It's my first car and I love the size of it. It's small enough to maneuver easily, but big enough to make me feel safe and stable.


Favorite Features

It's fun to drive! I love the exterior appearance and the 6 CD changer in dash.


Suggested Improvements

It drives like a truck, not a problem for me, but I can understand how it may bother some. I wish they still made Explorer Sports.


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