2002 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: good in formula bad in practic

2002 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
good in formula bad in practice
By tompnoid on


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


Ford has built a truck with all wheel drive to help with horse power and grip when riding on wet roads awesome right?? no... a great idea in a lab isnt always practical in real life mine has 89k on it and needs a new transmission i went to a shop the other day and asked a guy about price said i have a 2002 ford explorer he goes wait look over there see all those boxes those are transmissions for 2002 ford explorers. you cannot build a full time 4 wheel drive vehicle that is this heavy and have only a 4.0 l v6 powerplant. this would of been a great vehicle with better gas milage and no trannsmission issues had they only put in a button to let u disengage the 4 wheel drive.

Best Features

dig the interior and radio

Worst Features

2 wd drive button stronger coil springs not stiffer just stronger mine broke after 2 months. transmission dipstick less bean counters more old guys in the design room
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