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A great SUV for a great price
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By lawyermommy
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2004 Ford Explorer SUV XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This is the most economical of choices in buying an SUV. You get a lot of car without breaking the bank! We got this with 0% financing, and still can't believe our luck! Not only does it get really impressive gas mileage (we're averaging about 19 mpg) it has enough room for all of our junk! My SIL has a Durango- and she gets about 9-12 mpg- and doesn't seem to have as much room in the loading area. I love it!


Best Features

The roomy front seats


Worst Features

The only drawback on this SUV is the interior available for the XLS. It's not a very attractive cloth. Also, the roof rack rails are an addition... it's only 45 dollars to upgrade- it should just be a standard feature!


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Great Bang for the buck!
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By blnewt
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2004 Ford Explorer SUV XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Just picked it up last week. Love the deal ($22,000 out the door), love the look, and love the drive! Traded in a '03 Explorer Sport (Nothing sporty about an outdated 2-door) and the difference from top-to-bottom is dramatic, everything is a substantial improvement.


Best Features

Exterior design, tough & classy all in one package. Interior room, and easy access rear hatch.


Worst Features

Nothing I've noticed needs improvement (yet)


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


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Much nicer than expected. I got it for under $17k. Ride is much better than expected. Nothing like my 1999 Sport. Very good radio/CD and very very roomy. Unreal VALUE is the name of this game.


Best Features

The ride


Worst Features

Better mileage but it's OK


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


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Bought this truck in 2002 and driven it for about two years now. No problems at all. Good, solid build. Functional, realiable with large cargo space long enough to hold a whole twin bed.


Best Features

Everything, especially the exterior design and reasonal pricing with incentives that make this car affordable.


Worst Features

Need more cushions for seats to have comfy ride and automatic turn-off of headlights. More options for XLS series for people who do not need third-row seating.


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


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The 2003 model Explorer is awesome. The ride is exellent, the sound system nice. The room is comfortable yet easy to manuever. Overall Ford you get a 9.9!


Best Features

The back winshield wipers and the exterior look.


Worst Features

The clock only comes on if you push clock. I think it should be on at all times.


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