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


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Unlike those car-based SUVs that are nothing more than glorified station wagons the Explorer combines real truck capabilities (such as off-road and towing) with luxury sedan comforts.


Best Features

V8 power, 290 watt stereo system, independent rear and interior ergonomics.


Worst Features

A DVD Navigation System and a flatter folding third row seat.


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2004 Ford Explorer XLS 2WD
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By ESanchez
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This SUV is truely built "Ford Tough." It lives up to the standers that the Ford Motor Company is known for. The XLS model is built for 5 and is confortable for a small family that requires a spacious vehical. The fuel economy is ok for an SUV and it's also very confotable. This is a vehical for a family with a smaller budget that wants to enjoy a quality vehical!


Best Features

Standard CD player, airconditionind, power door/windows, and other useful equiptment make the Explorer XLS an SUV that is worth what you pay for.


Worst Features

I would suggest that the Explorer be wider so that there would be a more space to seat the 3 passangers in the back seat more confortably.


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Explorer 2004 v8
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By Mkirby
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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nicely put together and incredibly safe


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Key doesn't start this vehicle.
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By rickyb
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Gas mileage is poor. Turning is unsteady as front wheels thump when sharp turning is necessary. I have had to have this vehicle towed to the dealer because the key lost its program. The key needed to be reprogrammed. The tow truck driver had towed other 2004 Explorers with the same problem in my area. Otherwise it is very much functional for my needs.


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Ford is this one for you
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By Brooklyn Dodgers
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Has a real good ride, could get better gas millage, sound proof.


Best Features

CD radio, Ride is Great Good Storage


Worst Features

Body change needs an update, better gas millage,


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