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A Good SUV
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By Dave
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4dr SUV 4WD


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I've put almost 19,000 miles on this SUV in less than 8 months and I have had no problems whatsoever. I had a 1997 Isuzu Rodeo before this so it was nice to trade-up to a car without a rusty spare tire holder and bumper. The Explorer is probably a shade worse on fuel but the Rodeo had a manual tranny. The Explorer has a much more solid feel, doesn't lean on turns, has a normal cupholder and overall feels more comfortable.


Best Features

Chrome rims, keyless entry, powerful AC.


Worst Features

Stronger motor or better fuel economy.


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Great SUV
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By Rudy
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


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Bought my '00 Explorer brand new and have had nothing but exceptional service from it. 23 mpg hwy and 18.5 in town. Tune up and trans. flush at 90K miles. A/C still cold. Radio LED's burned out at 110K and that's a pain but radio still plays great. Liked this car so much I ordered an '07 as my company vehcile for the next 3 yrs. If you need a good used SUV this model is a great choice!


Best Features

Very comfortable and dependable. The 4.0l SOHC motor has plenty of power without being a gas hog.


Worst Features

A tad more interior width would be nice but not critical.


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Great Auto
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By EKF
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


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I bought this Explorer new. Pulled small box trailers and boats all over the South and Southwest. Never have had any trouble. Only did regular maintenance. It has been hard on tire, but all of my other SUVs were also. It comes with the territory in these vehicles. The back wiper has never worked right, but not a big problem. Stills runs great. Uses no oil. The model has taken a lot of bad publicity, but mine has just been excellent. I would buy another.


Best Features

It is just very comfortable for long trips. I have had others and they don't compare with the comfort for the driver. Versatile vehicle.


Worst Features

None that they have not already added to the new models.


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Extremely Reliable
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By Walt
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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Purchased used from leasing company. Rolled over 183K problem free with regular, normal maintenance (oil changes every 4K, transmission flush every 35K). Replace brake rotors / pads about every 60K, but only because I feel safer doing so. Engine, transmission very quiet, smooth. Changed spark plugs at 90K and 175K, spark plug wires at 175K. Not sure how much more anyone could ask for.


Best Features

Reliability, solid body, good instrumentation, highway mileage 20+, enough power for light towing. Great air conditioning system.


Worst Features

Compass failed at 180K, but I still now the sun rises in the East and sets in the West. Who cares?


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Love this car
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By Lauren
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


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This was my family's 4th Explorer and we're going to continue buying Explorers because they are great SUVs. Everything was great about it, I never had any problems. When the car was totalled it had over 150,000 miles on it and it was running strong. I got into a pretty bad accident in it and it held up really well and no one was injured. I feel like this is a really safe car and I really liked it a lot.


Best Features

I really love the way it drives and looks. It's also a good size, not too big so it's easy to park


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