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2004 Ford Explorer SUV

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Love mine.
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By blupencl
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2004 Ford Explorer SUV XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Love it, but am disappointed in the
mileage. Got the least fancy one on the
lot (no huge tow package, for instance)
and still get only 14 in town. I've
been told that this will improve after
5000 miles. We shall see.


Best Features

It's very pretty, for one thing. Love the double hatch for loading smaller items like groceries, can open the hatch from my key fob.


Worst Features

Maybe a hatch button inside the car - and the fancier models may have this.


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handling gets better each year
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By mestra
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2004 Ford Explorer SUV XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I've had a Toyota 4runner, 2001
explorer,2002 explorer and now a 2004
explorer and each year the handling
gets better and better. The Explorer
feels more stable and secure with every
years new model.


Best Features

independent suspension


Worst Features

seats


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


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I recently traded a 2002 Escape for the
Explorer XLS. My initial impressions
were for the added cargo space and
handling. The 2004 Explorer has
improved handling with a little swaying
in turns, but overall much improved.
The blind spots are almost non existent
due to the door pillar being further
back. The cabin is quiet at high
speeds vs. the Escape which was very
noisy. For the price this is a perfect
vehicle for my needs.


Best Features

I bought the stripped down body style so I could select my own aftermarket sideboards & grillguards, this was good for the fact that mounting was easier.


Worst Features

The door locking feature needs to be more customizible. I don't like the fact that you can't change how the doors "unlock". ie. the cargo hatch remains locked when you shut down the engine and is not changeable. You always have to remember to unlock it to get your groceries.


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


Review

I have never owned this vehicale so, I
don't know alot about it, however my
sister ownes a 2002-03 ford explorer
sport two door and she loves hers so I
don't think I did to bad even though
they could of took into concideration
about the gas milage.


Best Features

The roominess and the quiteness of the interior of the cabin, not to mention the accessiblity to the back of the cabin.I also think that you should think about putting air conditioning in the back of all your Explorers


Worst Features

Gas milage and putting air conditioning in the back of all your explorers.


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