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Body build needs quality control
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By commentator
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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The upper part of the tailgate cracked by itself. It cost $350 to get it replaced. The service guy said this happened quite often. Hope Ford will improve body build quality. Please don't change the exterior look. Everybody loves the outside look, but each complains about the gas mileage and minor body problems. I'd like to buy a new Explorer but am waiting for good news about the body build quality and better gas mileage. Is Ford considering a hybrid version?


Favorite Features

Ride, exterior look, power, cargo space.


Suggested Improvements

Poor quality of tailgate construction. Gas mileage.


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Happy owner
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By hbjb13
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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My wife had a stroke in April 2003. Her right arm is paralyzed and she has only limited use of her right leg. It is much easier to get her in and out of the Explorer than a car. It is also easier to get the wheel chair in an out of the back. We had to find a vehicle she was comfortable riding in and this was her first choice. We have been completely satisfied with the ride, performance and over all appearance.


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First American car in 25 years
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By artego
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Swore I would never buy an american car again, never say never.....Love this Ford!


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CAR SALESMAN'S PICK
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By AUTO SALES PRO
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Selling cars and trucks for a living for the past ten years has made me very selective about what I own. However, my wife chose the 2004 Explorer XLS for our next new ride. I am seriously impressed with this vehicle! I dont even sell Fords!


Favorite Features

The comfort and handling is superior for the money spent.


Suggested Improvements

none at this time.


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Approaching 7,000 miles
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By JPD
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I drive commute over 100 miles a day and the Explorer offeres a stable, comfortable ride in heavy traffic. This is my second Explorer and I hope I can drive this one for 8 years as well.


Suggested Improvements

Interior trip is cheap. Turn signals should be added to the exterior mirrors like the F-150 and Expedition.


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