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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV

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My First Ford!
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By Nicci
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV XLT Premium Rwd 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This is my first Ford and I was very hesistant in purchasing it. First, since this is the last year for Ford Explorer Sports, I felt that the value would depreciate quickly. However, with all the nice features, I wouldn't trade it for anything.


Favorite Features

Moon roof, CD Changer, Running Boards, Seating, and look.


Suggested Improvements

I've found that when I'm traveling at a high speed and I go over a bump the car loses a little control. It's not enough to be alarmed about but it was scary the first time it happened.


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I like it
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By Flaford
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV XLT Premium Rwd 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I recently purchased this vehicle and found both the dealership staff and the quality of Ford to have improved remakably since I last bought a Ford.


Favorite Features

Field of view, interior layout and the rear seatair vents


Suggested Improvements

maybe a small v-8


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Ford Explorer Sport
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By sara
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV XLT Premium Rwd 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This Suv is okay!!


Favorite Features

The interior.


Suggested Improvements

The engine, The tires, The plastic siding.


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Best small SUV
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By 03ExplorerSPT
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV XLT Premium Rwd 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I received my '03 Explorer Sport XLT Premium on 4/30/03 as my high school graduation gift. I used to drive a '95 Explorer XLT. This new one is much better. The power of the engine is remarkable compared to the old OHV V6. The gas mileage is a bit better than my old Explorer too. Definately a great vehicle!! It is worth the extra money for the XLT Premium!


Favorite Features

Moonroof, XLT Premium Rims, power of SOHC V6


Suggested Improvements

I would have liked the 30" tires that come on the XLT Premium 4x4 but that is easy to fix. Other than that the vehicle is perfect!!


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fun truck
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By Dallas Driver
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV XLT Premium Rwd 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This vehicle is new, but so far I love it, looks, drivability, features. On three fillups my gas mileage is 17mpg. I hope when the rings seat this will improve. So far I have not found any assembly problems or glitches. It is easy to drive after 25 yrs of K5 Blazers/Tahoes.


Favorite Features

Peppy, height/ground clearance, amenities, driver controls, moon roof, steering, looks


Suggested Improvements

Smaller console, larger fuel tank


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