2002 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Excellent SUV for family trave
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2002 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

2002 Ford Explorer

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Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Excellent SUV for family travel
By skarland on

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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

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This is my first SUV. I bought in 2010 with 96,000 miles. Now it has 125,000 miles. Things I have done: brakes, a set of new tires, regular motorcraft oil change every 3k miles. No major repair. For people complains the transmission problems, it's better to customize it with an external ATF filter and extra big ATF cooler. You should check the ATF level regularly and also its temperature (I also add a temp gauge). Because ford put a sealed transmission with this SUV, there is no way for regular person to check the ATF fluid level. With all these done, you won't have a failed transmission. Recently I drove this car from Austin Texas all the way to Buffalo NY, and back to Austin, never failed.
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By skarland
on 09/24/12 12:54 PM (PDT)

Forget to mention it's V8 model (4.6L) instead of V6

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