2001 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: trouble free
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2001 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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By Kaos_agent1 on

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2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

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Bought Dora (The Explorer) in 2004 with 40K miles on her. 4.0l V6. To date I have replaced the thermostat, both radiator hoses (innie and outie), brakes, serpentine belt and tires. She has never let me down and has 150k on her. The most reliable vehicle I have ever owned, hands down. This is one of that last real SUVs - built on a truck chassis (Ranger platform). We lived in mountains of northern New Mexico and spent a lot of time boulder crawling on two-track roads along mountain ridges. Great 4X4 capability as well as highway capability. the ride is a bit bouncy, but I tamed it a bit when I put a set of bilstien shocks in place of the factory ones. The explorer is paid off and still alive

Favorite Features

Off road capability, driving lights, ride comfort

Suggested Improvements

better suspension... that's about it
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