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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)


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


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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)


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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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By FordExpSprt2003
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV XLT Rwd 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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i also have a ford expedition...but this little explorer can get me where i need to go in the city and do the job right....very handy...and fun to drive on weekends.


Best Features

gets anywhere small size...love the sun roof.


Worst Features

better door clamps always get that with two door vehicles...long heavy doors


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2003 Explorer SPort
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By djd58
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport SUV XLT Premium 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Test Drove Many of the vehicles You reccomended, i dont know what you guys are thinking, Went back to the Best selling SUV on the planet and am well pleased with the Powerful Drivetrain and towing capacity if you Buy a SUV to use as an SUV I reccomend this one, if you use it Like a grocery getter then a Quaint little Honda or toyota might be more suitable for your needs


Best Features

The 4.0 l V6 Has Plenty of power fo off road and towing, I use this vehile to go fishing on the beach and Nothing seems to slow it down,


Worst Features

None


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