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2004 Ford Explorer - Consumer Reviews

2004 Ford Explorer

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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)


Review

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?


Best Features

Ride, exterior look, power, cargo space.


Worst Features

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)


Review

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)


Review

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!


Best Features

The comfort and handling is superior for the money spent.


Worst Features

none at this time.


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Approaching 7,000 miles
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By JPD
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Vehicle

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.


Worst Features

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


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