2001 Ford Explorer Sport Consumer Review: RIDES LIKE A BAD HORSE
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RIDES LIKE A BAD HORSE
By JB007 on

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

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SOON AFTER I BOUGHT THIS TRUCK IN OCT 2000 I SUSPECTED I HAD MADE A BAD PURCHASE. AFTER ALMOST THREE YEARS OWNING IT I HAVE CONFIRMED WHAT A HUGE MISTAKE I MADE. FOR STARTERS THIS TRUCK LOSES IT WHEN IT HITS A POTHOLE OR A SPEED BUMP. THE TAIL SWAGS TO THE SIDE. IT OFFERS A VERY UNCOMFORTABLE AND BUMPY RIDE OVER ANYTHING THAT ISN'T PERFECT ASPHALT. THE TITANIUM FINISH ON THE DOOR HANDLES HAVE COME OFF AND NOW LOOK AN UGLY DISCOLORED GRAY. THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND DASHBOARD ARE SO BADLY ASSEMBLED THAT IT SQUEAKS AND RATTLES. I HAVE HAD TO TAKE IT TO THE DEALERSHIP SEVERAL TIMES.

Favorite Features

PIONEER 6 DISC IN DASH CD PLAYER. IT'S A GOOD LOOKING TRUCK FROM THE OUTSIDE. THE ENGINE IS ITS #1 ASSET. THE OVERHEAD CONSOLE WITH COMPASS COMES IN VERY HANDY.

Suggested Improvements

THE RIDE AND SUSPENSION NEED A MAJOR OVERHAUL. FORD SHOULD BE ASHAMED TO SELL THIS TRUCK, SPECIALLY TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION HOW WELL THE REST OF THE EXPLORER LINEUP DRIVES AND HANDLES. THIS EXPLORER SPORT IS A MAJOR DISSAPPOINTMENT!!!
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