Reliable AND Safe! My favorite SUV!
By ftreduc8or on
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV
We purchased a used 2000 XLT in December of 2010 with 111,000 miles. It wasn't what we were "looking" for but it turned out to be a GREAT buy! Immediately after purchasing we had to replace engine gaskets at $500 through a Ford Dealership here in Phoenix and that was the only problem we had. at 124,xxx miles I had a rear tire blowout on the freeway at 65-70 mph. Hit both barricades on each side of the freeway. The truck was totaled but I literally walked out of the truck with only a broken arm and sprained foot after kicking the door open. This SUV is about as safe as they come and mechanical failures are minimal if you perform the scheduled preventative maintenance.
A/C (Front and Rear); Separate stereo controls for rear seat;
great storage/load/haul capacity; Feels solid on the road. Digital Compass/Outside temperature gauge;