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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV - Consumer Reviews

2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV

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


Review

Replaced my former GM junk. Great
pick up and nice lines. Pioneer sound
system gives a great sound.


Best Features

Power moonroof and power lumber seats


Worst Features

illuminated visor vanity mirrors


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Really miss the 4 doors.
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By blnewt
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV XLT Rwd 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Almost from the day we bought it we
regretted not putting a bit extra
aside for the 4 Door Explorer.
Needless to say, we just traded our
Sport in for a 2004 Explorer XLS, and
are very happy w/ the decision, just
so much more vehicle for the money.


Best Features

Nice, comfortable front seats, relatively quiet cabin, good acceleration for a V6.


Worst Features

Very choppy ride on rough roads, dated design & mechanics. Extremely small gas tank. Should only be considered if you carry passengers very infrequently.


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Still Going Strong!
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By SportDriver1
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV XLS Rwd 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Bought my Expo Sport (new) in July of
2003. With only 6500 or so miles on
the odomoeter, the truck is still
running like a champ. Overall, I find
my SUV to be stylish, powerful and
comfortable with a few notable, though
perhaps obvious drawbacks.

Foremost, the truck guzzles fuel! I
currently average around 11-14 mpg!

Further, my expo rattles and creaks
like a piece of farming equipment.

Positives? there are many. A smooth
and powerful motor, great visibility,
comfortable seats and a generally
refined drving experience overall
(minus the creaks & moans of course).


Best Features

Rugged styling, visibility, smooth and well-muted V6


Worst Features

Improved cupholders, fewer rattles, larger gas-tank, better mileage (all of these were improved in 2002)


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explorer sport
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By djmg513
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV XLS 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

good truck, not very practicle if
getting into the back seat, but thats
why you drive it. Not a big deal if u
have to go into the back though...


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Loved the first, hate the second
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By So-So
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV XLT Rwd 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

On my second Sport, after enjoying
number one, traded for number two.
Sorry I did, quality is low, air
conditioner has an inherent buzz and
the attention to detail is at an all
time low. Ford is really tying to save
money so dealers are trying to keep
warranty claims to a minimum. Squeak,
rattles and rolls, it's a Ford.


Best Features

The looks


Worst Features

Stop using cheap materials, the seats are looking worn on the edges already.


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