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By DoNotBuy
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2002 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I love/Hate this vehicle. It drives great it handles very well and it looks good. But I am sick of things going wrong. The AC lasted a month. the back glass dam near fell off. The child locks would trap people in the back seat. An engine sensor died. the passenger window whistles. An idler pulley bearing went out and threw the belt. The drivers seat is loose and the dam black panels between the side windows are fading out. If I would have know this I would not have purchased this vehicle.


Best Features

V8 when it works. Back lift gate when it stays attached. The stereo hides wind noise when I drive alone.


Worst Features

Better build qaulity. Give people $30,000 qaulity for $30,000 is that so hard.


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Great Vehicle, No problems
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By JKT
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2002 Ford Explorer SUV Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought used with 33,000 miles a little while ago. Great family vehicle, love the 3rd row seat. Gas mileage for SUV is acceptable, compared to OTHER SUV's. Interior is well appointed, heated seats great, interior os sturdy. love the factory subwoofer. Exterior is fine, but plastic molding around foglights made cheap. Have to replace all 4 disks and pads already. Would buy again.


Best Features

Heated Seats, Subwoofer, 3rd row seat.


Worst Features

Plastic Foglight molding.


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Nice Vehicle
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By DMN
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2002 Ford Explorer SUV XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Moved up from 2001 Sport Track, appreciate added and updated comfort. Rear seat awkward to enter/exit, a little hard for regular folks. Engine and driveline excellent, brakes and steering exceptional. Clean style, a little upmarket and more capable Honda Accord. Use vehicle for business travel in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah and appreciate safety of 4 wheel drive.


Best Features

Engine & driveline, interior and ride height. Gas mileage excellent at 25, a little better than my 2001 Sport Trac


Worst Features

Nose design a little mundane and seems to be have its nose in the air. Soft plastic in interior subject to unrepairable scratches and deep gouges.


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Poor Performance
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By Frank Cuca
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2002 Ford Explorer SUV XLS 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Beware of 2002 Ford Explorers with new rear suspensions. After numerous trips to the dealership, the noise was corrected with replacement parts. Now that the vehicle is three years old, the noise is back, and is not covered by the original warranty. It seems the aluminum housing used in this model, rather than the traditional cast iron, has created the problem due to expansion and contraction with heat.


Best Features

Gas mileage is excellent.


Worst Features

Rear end.


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Ford Explorer XLT
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By laneyrae
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2002 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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The only problem I had in over 50,000 miles was the sensors on the 4WD - they had to be replaced once and cleaned several times.


Best Features

Style.


Worst Features

4WD sensors.


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