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Rated my Explorer
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By George Amick
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV XLS Rwd 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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At first I wanted a 4WD, but after driving around 2 states for 7 months, it performed great. No problems as of yet!


Best Features

DVD,CD and am/fm radio. All in the same vehicle.


Worst Features

The cloth seating could be more comfortable.The drivers seat needs to move back another 6" for people with longer legs.


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It rolled over and died :(
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By yvette
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV XLS Rwd 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Bought this Explorer in 03. It averaged about 20 MPG (which, I think, is more than advertised). It was a little rattly - random noises that I didn't know where they were coming from. It drove well. I think the clutch was maybe starting to go out? It sometimes didn't want me to shift into 1st. But this last weekend it rolled - quite easily I might add. Though it is totaled, all passengers (including my puppy) are ok. So I guess that's a positive point about the car - it didn't kill us. The seatbelts held strong, and the frame didn't crush in too badly around us.


Best Features

It was a cute, sporty little SUV. I never had any major problems with it. Great visibility. Great turning radius.


Worst Features

Drivers seat was uncomfortable on long trips (lower back). Much too easy to roll. I guess it needs a wider wheel base, lower center of gravity - something.


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JB the Exlporer
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By Jason Basaj
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV XLT Rwd 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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The Explorer has been great smooth ride. But yet it's still rugged; the 4x4 is awesome here in Michigan. It has come in handy


Best Features

Favorite feature has got to be the 4x4.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage would be nice.


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Overall Good SUV
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By wbjeffers
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV XLT Rwd 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have owned my explorer sport for
almost a year now and have put 15,000
miles on it thus far. For a V6 with
only 200 horsepower it moves when you
punch it. The only complaint I have is
that I kinda regret not getting the 4
doors for the added convenience but I
am happy with it. It's been reliable
and fun to drive. I average 20 mpg
with combined city/highway driving.
The 6-CD player works great and have
had no mechanical problems at all.
Ford does make a good SUV.


Best Features

Engine and reliability


Worst Features

Better fuel mileage of course


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explorer sport
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By sprcoop
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV XLT 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

has been a great vehicle which i use
generally for pleasure driving so the
typical suv gas mileage hasn't been an
issue. no problems to date.


Best Features

puddle lights on outside mirrors


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