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Very Satisfied....but
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By betaman
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2003 Ford Explorer SUV Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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The EB feels very comfortable...well built vehicle. The acceleration is surprisingly strong for a V6. The stereo/air control on the steering wheel is a plus. My only two complaints are the electronic driver seat...there is a little play in the chair. It's noticiable when you stop and accelerate. Also, there is a whine noise in the rear when the vehicle's speed is at 55-60mph.


Best Features

The acceleration, comfort and styling


Worst Features

Whining noise in the rear at speeds of 55-60mpg Play in the driver seat


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By ricky
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2003 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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After comparing to the Honda, Chevy, and Toyota I went with the Explorer not only for the price but the value of vehicle equipment content. I know why Explorer has been such a big seller for so long. Love it!!


Best Features

Adjustible pedals, automatic 4wd


Worst Features

Have center console open from drivers side instead of front of console, hard to get things out of console when driving.


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so so suv
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By frdk356
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2003 Ford Explorer SUV XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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the car is ok as far as suv's go but the gas mileage is terrible forget about getting 21mpg like the sticker says unless your driving under 20 mph i've already ahd a driveshaft replaced on it due to being defective and i only ahve 2,ooo miles on it very noisy inside with the wind wrapping around the car can hear everything outside with the windows closed wish i didn't buy it now


Best Features

like the cd player and tapedeck nice color


Worst Features

better mpg is one way to start a lot less noise in the cabin is another


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great all around
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By cb1
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2003 Ford Explorer SUV XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Traded in our mitsubishi montero for the explorer and the difference is amazing. 4 wheel independent suspension gives you a much improved ride. Very stable on the road. Performance is good with the V-6 a little noisey at times. The build quality is excellent. Allready have 10,000 miles on it since buying it in June. No problems at all. My only complaint is the fuel economy, it could be better. One would thimk with a 5- speed auto it would be better. I also own 4 f-350 p/u with the diseal engines and they get better mileage. But overall in it's price category I find it as a value that is hard to beat.


Best Features

Good ride, Attractive truck, Excellent build quality


Worst Features

fuel mileage could be better


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Fun in the sun with my Xlt sport .
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By Debby Romero
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2003 Ford Explorer SUV XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Recently I upgraded to a Ford Explorer Xlt Sport from a 2000 Mustang. I have two highschool teens and the Mustang just wasn't big enough for thier busy life style. Just was never enough room for friends. We live in the Bay area and I can't begin to tell you how much fun we've had in the sporty Explorer.Sunsets are fun you can pop the back open & sit & see everything. It,s alot more comfortable with the leather bucket seats with the warmers riding to Reno too. It's definately a great family choice. It costs more in gas but it dosen't even bother me because it's just such a great fit for the whole family.


Best Features

The tilt steering wheel. The saat warmers in the winter. The leather bucket seats & the rear window wiper.


Worst Features

Better speakers .


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