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My Ford Explorer
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By sherryg99
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2003 Ford Explorer SUV XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I love my Ford!


Best Features

My favorite feature would have to be the remote control. Being able to find my SUV with it, unlock the trunk with it and lock it back all with the touch of a button is great! Next best feature is the great gas mileage!


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Mixed Feelings
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By Ray in Calgary, AB
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2003 Ford Explorer SUV XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I like this vehicle but have a problem with it the dealer just can't fix. It has a loud noise and vibration from the (we think) drivetrain at highway speeds. Ford has a TSB on it but no sure cure. I have seen my dealer 7 times about this problem. Otherwise I like the vehicle design and performance.


Best Features

Vehicle size, cargo capacity and performance are excellent and well suited to family use.


Worst Features

Better build quality.


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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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