2000 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: 2000 Explorer XLS
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2000 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XLS 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Manual)

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2000 Explorer XLS
By kuli42 on

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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4dr SUV

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I bought this car used with 40,000 miles on it. I have had a number of things go wrong (spark plugs, wires, oxygen sensor, IAC valve, transmission acting up). As long as you are willing and able to keep up with the "not-so-routine" maintenance it's not a bad vehicle. But when it developes a new noise just about every week that requires investigation, it gets a little tiring.

Best Features

I love a truck, and it definitely rides like one. Very rugged, with a lot of low end torque. Lots of room and it sits you up high even though it's not 4-wheel drive. Has pretty good towing capabilities as well

Worst Features

I would have paid more to get the SOHC (single over-head cam) which elimiates pushrods. Also, if Motorcraft would have higher quality parts, perhaps I wouldn't be fixing it every week
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