2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I absolutely love my new Explorer. I
traded in my Toyota Highlander in for
it. Prior to owning Highlander I owned
a 2002 EB Expedition. I traded for
better gas mileage. The biggest
mistake, The Highlander was so
uncomfortable to drive I had to ditch
it with only 3700 miles on it! The
Explorer has comfort that cannot
compare! I love my FORDS! I will never
buy a foreign again! I have never had
any problem with FORD SUV's or Super
COMFORT, 6 in dash CD player, climate
Would like to see the radio in back
seat so kids could listen to headphones
and there on CD. Expedition had this.
Running boards could be wider.
We love the ride and the handling of
our 2003 Explorer XLT 4WD. It pulls
our boat extremely well, and has great
low-end torque at the ramp. The power
driver seat is very adjustable, and we
like the lumbar support adjustments.
The vehicle feels very steady and
solid. My wife loves it. The turning
radius is hard to believe. If you test
drive one, be sure to do a slow 360
with the wheel to the post, you will be
Turning radius, power seat, dual
lumbar, creature comforts.
Only one...tilt steering lever needs
upgrading. It is the old clamp and
Nice riding SUV, very roomy compared to
others in class. Handles very well and
love the independent rear suspension.
V-8 has good power, with lots of V-8
noise on acceleration. Transmission
tends to bang when slowing to a stop
when going downhill (tries to
upshift). Too many rattles, the doors
and entire cargo area seem to rattle.
Will take to dealer soon, perhaps hatch
is rattling. If it did not rattle so
much, I would recommend. Runs on reg
3rd row seat. Rear suspension and
ride. Comfortable ride and roominess.
Ford needs to understand that new cars
should not rattle. Otherwise, the
design is really nicely executed.
I love my 2003 Ford Explorer. Its a
very safe vehicle with great power. But
the gas mileage is horrendous. Right
now I am lucky to be getting 15 MPG on
the highway. I travel over a mountain
everyday so that probably takes some of
the fuel, but its also Hawaii...Aloha
High road visibility and comfortable
Someone please do something to improve