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Bad Transmission
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By WV Driver
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2004 Ford Explorer SUV NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

My explorer is 3 years old and has 48K miles. The transmission went out - totally. The cab is cramped, there is little leg room for a 5"10" man, and your feet freeze on the passenger side. There is too much engine noise on the passenger side. The gas mileage is poor. Did I mention the transmission burnt up - totally ruined? From now on I am sticking with reliable ole' GMC!


Worst Features

All of the above - improved comfort, improved gas mileage and mechanical meliability!


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Second Explorer
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By ChristieChris
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2004 Ford Explorer SUV NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

For the most part, I am happy w/ my Explorer. The color scheme is great and the NBX package really sets it apart from the standard Explorer. The truck is rugged and the 4x4 auto is properly sensitized.


Best Features

The coloring and rugged look of the NBX package acccessories - roof rack, floor mats, sporty upholstry. Also like the running boards and the handles inside to step up into the vehicle.


Worst Features

Same as my favorites - the roof rack produces significant noise and resistance when highway driving. The console buttons seem neanderthal-like. As stated before, the heating vents are not ideally located.


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NBX Review
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By Mayday
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2004 Ford Explorer SUV NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Just got it & I love it.


Best Features

17" tires, NBX floor mats, special cloth seats, interior color scheme (midnight grey)


Worst Features

Molding & cladding should be painted like the sport models. When 3rd row seats fold down, the back area does not lay flat.


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Ford explorer-3rd one
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By Pambrob
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2004 Ford Explorer SUV NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Ahhh the 2003 is way smoother then my 1997 model. Gas mileage is way better too. I feel so safe in this suv. Picky-heat comes out on the leg...hmmm they need to move it back to the floor. But it came out on the foot of the 1997 model which was no better. My 1993 model has the heat right-over the brake foot! Which is better since your foot is not always there. Do not like the shuffle button on the radio-it messes up the order of the cd playing. AND where was the power seat for the passenger in a 30,000 car! I had not idea this was not there! ugh. But I would not buy anything else....


Best Features

Sunroof-love the light.Get a larger brighter AC light, I can not tell if it is on or off!Noisy wipers-Move the heat off the leg- go back to the brake foot area.Get rid of shuffle button on radio


Worst Features

Powerpassengerseat-Noskimping.Get rid of runner on the outside GET RID OF-the pop open back window on the key chain!!! Do you know how many times i accidently hit this, and have to pull over on the highway to push it down! This should be outlawed!WHO thinks of these things???


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Fun Yellow Ride
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By Joelstrawn
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2004 Ford Explorer SUV NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is a great vehicle. Also came in a great yellow color. Built well, rides smoother than my 2002 Chevy Blazer. This is a truck, and the Blazer was a car. Great engine and fun to drive.


Best Features

Fun Yellow color!!!


Worst Features

Could improve gas milage a bit.


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