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Do not Buy a Ford Explorer 2003
By 1auto4auser on
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Previously owned ford explorer earlier year.
Did not have any signifcant issues for the most part.
This model major transmission problems.
Not built to last more than 100,000 mi.
heard clicking noise dealer could not find problem.
paint on roof and hood is chipping off.
Poor paint job
Dealer rebuilt front bearings at 30,000mi
Transmission now has to be replaced.
Transmission, bearings and transfer case poor quality.
Ford should recall this vehicle
I wish I had read the reviews on this vehicle
Engine is relatively reliable starts
Transmission should last longer
Bearing going under normal driving conditions.
Not even off roading
Paint qality on front of hood and roof