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Another Great Ford
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By f150man
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2004 Ford Explorer SUV Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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This is the first SUV I have ever
owned. I have owned a Ranger, F-150,
Mstang and now an Explorer and this
veh. is great. A week after the
purchase took a 1000 mile road trip.
The ride was perfect.


Best Features

Perfect amount of power from the V8. AC is kicking and the ride is perfect.


Worst Features

Just a little more head room.


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Transmission Nightmare!
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By Unhappy with Ford
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2004 Ford Explorer SUV XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have had this vehicle for 2 years and
now have to replace the transmission. I
loved driving this but will never ever
get another Ford. The manufacturer and
the dealerships do not stand behind
there product!


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I JUST LOVE IT!
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By Stacie Eady
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2004 Ford Explorer SUV Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I owned a 99 Eddie Bauer that was fully
loaded, and what I thought was perfect
until I got my new Limited. Anything
that I didn't realize wasn't convenient
on the E.B., quicky became clear. The
new design has so much more space,
drives and handles like a sports car
but has all of the luxuries of a high
end sedan. Though, I had most of the
same features on my E.B., they have
been improved upon. It has such a
clean look inside and out. I almost
purchased a Volvo. The same safety
features the salesman impressed upon,
are present on my Limited. I've never
owned a car more than 2
yrs, but I drove my E.B. for five
years. I may keep this one 10.


Best Features

Third row seat, adjustable pedals with seat memory, 6 CD changer in dash rather than trunk or glove box, ergonomic design of the hatch for loading groceries, extra space, DVD system and the safety features. Most of all, I appreciate the independent rear supsension.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage, power 3rd row seat, Keep up the good work for the person who has been doing the redesigning since my last Explorer in 1999.


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What an improvement
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By kdeanjack
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2004 Ford Explorer SUV Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I also have a 1997 Explorer and the new
2004 is greatly refined jexcept for the
seats. The 97 model has power seats
that are longer and have power lumbar.
I feel as if I backed up with seat
comfort but it has a better ride and
shifts smoothly and has as good
acceleration as my son's GMC Envoy that
has 60 more horses than my 210 HP V6.


Best Features

The rear air is the reason I went with the Eddie Bauer. It is a great design and the way the seats fold forward is very nice.


Worst Features

The only draw back I have is that I wanted a Class III receiver to pull my wave runner and carry a bike rack. The Class II hitch was welded into place and could not be removed, therefore the way they bolted a Class III below the Class II hitch was not a well thought out solution.


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Very Happy
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By socialwork2
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2004 Ford Explorer SUV XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I bought the AWD Explorer on July 10,
2004, and already have over 1000 mi on
it. It is fun to drive, and great to
look at. The ride feels like a truck,
but a smooth one anyway. It feels nice
to be in the driver's seat. Interior
is very functional with the 3rd row
seat, and it looks good too.
Impressive all the way around. There
is a squeek coming from the front
wheels over bumps or rough roads. It
sounds like defective ball joints, but
the dealer was hesitant to replace them
since everything is funtioning well.
I'm am taking it back in to get them
replaced because it is annoying and
still under warrenty. Nothing major by
any means. Highly recommend


Best Features

AWD, sunroof, 3rd row, color (aspen green), deep center console, rear A/C, just about everything.


Worst Features

standard 17" wheels, better gas mileage although I expected worse than what I'm getting. City 16-17, Highway 22. Just baby the engine the first few hundred miles and it will pay off in the long run. It will baby you for years to come.


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