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


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Rocking horse ride and uncomfortable mouse fur seats, but it's a 2 DR SUV w/ good exterior styling, very good fuel economy for a full size vehicle, and great reliability, plus it fills an important niche (for me) in the SUV market. After driving it around the USA for 110,000 miles it still looks and performs very well. Just wish it were smoother riding and/or had better seats.


Best Features

Exterior styling and size.


Worst Features

Noise, seats, comfort of ride.


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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)


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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.


Best Features

Turning radius.


Worst Features

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)


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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.


Best 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)


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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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)


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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.


Best Features

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


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