I purchased my Explorer Sport new and
found that it did not handle well on
wet roads and curves. Besides a hefty
transmission repair bill, I have had
issues with the ABS system, air bag
indicator light, and keyless remote
system. Before I purchase my next
vehicle I will review any Technical
Service Bulletins and Recall notices
on the National Highway Safety website
as I saw a number of issues listed for
the Explorer that I am experiencing.
Discontinue this model unless the
newer models have addressed the
I bought this vehicle in September of
2003, and for the most part, I have
enjoyed driving it. The only major
problem I have had has been the
transmission, which needed about $2000
worth of work (only part of which was
covered by my so-called Used Car
Tip: Don't take it to a Ford dealer
for service. A reputable place in your
area is probably just as good, if not
better and smarter.
Lesson learned: Read the fine print of
your warranty. Mine would not pay
for "genuine Ford parts (gags)," only
after-market parts, which the dealer
would not do.
CD/Tape Player Combo, cup holders,
cargo area, flip-down seats, running
boards, Fog lights
A digital odometer would look more cool
in the cockpit, brighter headlamps,
slightly easier to reach knobs and
buttons, better and cheaper Ford
I really like the looks of my
Exp.Sport,but it is the worst vehicle I
ever drove.You feel every bump in the
road..and if those bumps are in a
curve,the rear will get "squirelly". If
you drive in the rain...slow way, way
down because you lose traction (rear)
on wet roads. I tried other tires with
no success in changing this problem.
I love my auto.dimming rear view mirror
and my electronic compass/temp.display
on the overhead console.
The rear end is too light for rough
and/or wet roads. A more comfortable
and smoother ride is a must!!
If you're going to by an Explorer, you
may want to opt for the 4-door instead
of the 2-door sport model. It doesn't
take corners well at all and the
suspension leaves a lot to be desired.
It drives like a pickup truck. We've
had ours for 4 years. The engine has
been fine, with only a sensor going
bad. Also, the brakes had to be
replaced at only 21,000 miles.
Easy to get in and out of.
I got my 2000 Ford Explorer Sport
earlier this month when I traded my
1998 Ford Mustang in for it. I needed
much more room for my things, with
being an art major in school, and a
musician. I liked how the Explorer
Sport looked rugged and tough-not weak
and flimsy like other SUV's. This one
works great for people with busy
lifestyles, with things to do and
stuff to carry. It's fun to pile all
of your friends into the Explorer and
head out to the beach, or mountains,
with the windows down and radio up.
It's very fun to drive-
I get a lot of compliments on this
I love this color, "Tropic Green", but
I've noticed that Ford makes a lot of
great colors for the Explorer. I also
love the dark interior, the fold-down
seats, and Goodyear tires. The factory
sound system isn't bad either.
There's a little interior noise when I
drive at higher speeds, and more
passing power would be good, but I
can't think of any other bad points.