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By jo
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Value 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I love my Explorer, when I first got it the transmission went out, but it was under warranty, no big deal and they gave me a loaner. The car runs very smooth for an SUV, its pretty quiet, seats are comfortable and anyone can fix it.


Best Features

Comfort


Worst Features

Well, of course lower gas mileage.


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2002 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD Good so Far
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By rdgalley
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Value 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

To date I have put just under 58000 miles on my Explorer. It has been very relieable. The problems I have are fairly minor. The transmission whines a little on the shift from 1st to 2nd. The cam chain tensioner makes a rattling sound under load, and the trim panel around the radio is peeling. Other that those items I am happy with my Explorer and hope to keep it until 150000 miles.


Best Features

It is small with a lot of get up and go.


Worst Features

The interior is a bit plain, but compared to the Blazer the fit and finish is great.


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Can't WAIT to trade it in!
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By optimusbjork
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Value 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought the 2002 Exporer Sport after driving a Civic. While at the time, I thought I was upgrading, I soon came to regret my decision. The suspension is my main complaint. The ride is SO bumpy and the back will sway and shift if you hit a pot hole or large bump. Also, you can get blown around on the road if it's windy. Like any SUV, the fuel economy is awful. I do love the factory stereo, though, and the A/C blows very cold. I have not had any performance problems, and it runs excellent. I can't wait to get rid of it, though, and get something safer and more fuel efficient.


Best Features

Excellent factory stereo and speakers, awesome A/C, keyless entry, excellent braking.


Worst Features

Suspension and fuel efficiency.


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Can't WAIT to trade it in!
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By kismet
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Value 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought the 2002 Exporer Sport after driving a Civic. While at the time, I thought I was upgrading, I soon came to regret my decision. The suspension is my main complaint. The ride is SO bumpy and the back will sway and shift if you hit a pot hole or large bump. Also, you can get blown around on the road if it's windy. Like any SUV, the fuel economy is awful. I do love the factory stereo, though, and the A/C blows very cold. I have not had any performance problems, and it runs excellent. I can't wait to get rid of it, though, and get something safer and more fuel efficient.


Best Features

Excellent factory stereo and speakers, awesome A/C, keyless entry, excellent braking.


Worst Features

Suspension and fuel efficiency.


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I like It
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By carpeni
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Value 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I've had my exploror for 2 yaers now and like it a lot. Have had only 2 problems with it. A leaking rear shock after a year, which took the dealer 6 months to order and replace. And a transmission leak where the motor and transmission mate. The dealership has yet to return my calls on the transmission leak. (maybee because they saw its still under warrenty). Oh and the milege sucks around town (16mpg) but is awesome on the highway (25mpg).


Best Features

Interior is nice, and the ride is great as long as there's not any pot holes.


Worst Features

Fit and finish of the interior. Have had a few problems with seat parts coming off.


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