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i love my suv
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By ferg
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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i had a 1999 ford explorer i liked that truck,was sad to see it go. but now i got my 2004 ford explorer, dont miss the 1999 any more


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Xlt Ford SUV 2004
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By Robert Miller
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I enjoy the driving, and so far no problems 20000 miles.


Best Features

All wheel drive.


Worst Features

Fuel useage


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Eddie Bauer Ford Explorer
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By Saltnppr
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2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Great SUV, fun to drive, nice interior and great design for driver's wheel, with radio and air controls handy. Average milage between highway and city is about 12 mpg. AWFUL!!!!


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Disappointed...
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By aeodie
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I decided to buy the explorer instead of a grand cherokee or 4 runner because I liked the styling and it seemed to be the perfect size for my family...not too big, but bigger than most mid-sized suvs. I bought a new vehicle because we were about to have a new baby and I wanted something reliable...that has not been the case. I have had the rear- end replaced because it was making a loud noise. I have had the engine light come on due to a spark plug problem. Two tires were replaced due to "abnormal wear," and the interior has had some problems. I have been disappointed with this vehicle, even though the service from Ford has been good.


Best Features

keypad on door that locks/unlocks vehicle


Worst Features

BETTER QUALITY!!! The rear-end problem that my explorer had is a common problem, I don't understand why it has not been corrected if this is the case.


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Get a new trans!
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By TJ351
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Have had problems with the trans from day one! First two times to a dealer they say they cant find a problem. Third time I find out there is a TSB to replace the torque converter etc. That lasted all of 3,000 miles before the trans started to act up again. (very poor shifts, slippage, noise from trans). Oh yeah, and the vibration at 75mph is a pain after a few hours on the highway.


Best Features

V8 power, AWD, looks.


Worst Features

Rework the trans or come up with a fix for this one.


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