By Jared on
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
I bought my 2WD EX Sport 5 years ago with 70K miles. It now has 127,000. It has been a fabulously reliable vehicle-- but I do a lot of preventative maintenance on my vehicles. There are a few rattles and it rides a bit rough on bumpy roads. Only seats 4. The fabric seats look brand new. Excellent quality. Much lighter than a 4 door 4WD Explorer and is quite peppy. The silver painted finish on the console chips easily. I Average 18 MPG. 22 on the FWY. Idles a bit rough, but runs smoothly. Actually does pretty well in the snow for a 2 WD vehicle.
Seats, 4.0 SOHC engine, light weight, very good automatic trans for this vehicle, small turning radius.
Add a 3rd seat/seat belt in the back-- only 2 seats back there. Improve the silver finish on the console parts. Build quality is only average. A few too many rattles