2003 Ford Explorer Sport Consumer Review: Give the Sport a look! Its goo

2003 Ford Explorer Sport - Consumer Review

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XLT Premium 2dr SUV (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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Give the Sport a look! Its good.
By Sac State on


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


Although this vehicle takes a bad review from Edmunds, I found the vehicle comfortable, stable and fun to drive. In fact, I have owned three Sports all in seccession. The most recent had every option except the sunroof. I swapped the stock recall tires with Michelin MTX and one size larger. The 4x4 system had major limitations, not being able to run on dry, semi-wet pavement, i.e. rain. Overall, I would highly recommend this vehicle. It had good ride height, versatile interior and look rugged with its two door layout.

Best Features

Powerful engine, smooth highway ride, good driving feel, commanding view and presence. Very stable towing a 3,000lb U-Haul trailer across the country.

Worst Features

No cassette player, fuel pump died at 30K miles and thermostat broke at 25K. The fuel pump left me stranded which needed a tow to the dealer. Improve basic reliability. Scandalous tire situation. Bad rap.
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