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2005 Ford Explorer

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Not a lemon yet
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By scottk_61
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2005 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

We bought the vehicle and were unable to even leave the dealership. It died right there. The dealership replaced the complete fuel system at Ford's advice which seemed to take care of the problem. Now at 8000 miles, the rear end is shot as well as transmission problems and axle bearing problems. The vehicle is beautiful and rids very nicely ... when it runs.


Favorite Features

Body design and interior are great. Very good leather work.


Suggested Improvements

Fix the rear end on these, I have seen 7 other '05s in for service with rear end problems.


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me and my explorer
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By rachael
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2005 Ford Explorer Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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this is a great SUV however it is far from as comfortable as the expedition that I had before.


Favorite Features

sterio and dvd


Suggested Improvements

the leather seats are far to stiff.


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would not recommend
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By douglas durant
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2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This vehicle does not get the gas mileage stated on the window sticker.


Favorite Features

Outside trim.


Suggested Improvements

Redesign interior; too plain.


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Awesome Explorer
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By christine
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2005 Ford Explorer XLS Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I've had my Explorer about a week now :) and it's awesome. It's a great ride. I'm nice and high up and can see EVERYTHING! I love the message center, since I'm totally inept when it comes to automotive things; like checking the levels -- it checks levels for me! The interior is beautiful, I have cloth seats, no bells or whistles really, but even the basic is great. I'm still on my tank from the dealer, and I'm kind of scared to fill her up, but since I'm gaining safety and height I guess it's ok. And it is a midsize SUV after all, wouldn't expect to fill up for $30. And it's not bad, it makes you take it easy. So basically, while there are these family plans, go out and get an Explorer! You'll love it!


Favorite Features

Most definitely the message center, height, CD player and cup holders .


Suggested Improvements

FORD, please help with the gas mileage! Otherwise, nada.


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We like driving it!
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By phillman
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2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Actually we are 100% happy with the Explorer. The only problem we have had is the pick-up. When going up a hill, the engine seems to be working pretty hard and the pick-up is sluggish. I think if we has the 8 cylinder we would not have the problem. As I said great car! I would recommend it to anyone.


Favorite Features

Extra row seating, 4WD.


Suggested Improvements

Perhaps adjust gearing to accommodate power to improve pick-up in hilly environment.


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