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

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XLS 2dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Manual)

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Give the Sport a look! Its good.
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLS Rwd 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

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.

Favorite 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.

Suggested Improvements

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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