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WAS GREAT UNTIL 50,000 MILES
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By LISAWALT
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Vehicle

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

THE ONLY PROBLEM BEFORE 50,000 WAS THE
INTERIOR JUST PEELS AWAY BY THE RADIO
AND CUP HOLDER. THEN CAME THE $800 BALL
JOINTS AND $250 VACUUM HOSES AND THE
$800 A/C COMPRESSOR NOT TO MENTION HAD
TO HAVE TIRES AND BRAKES EARLY. 2WD
SUCKS IN THE SNOW. HAD TO WEIGH THE
BACK END WITH SALT BAGS WHICH WAS GREAT
ON THE ALRIGHTY BAD GAS MILEAGE.


Best Features

LOOKS GREAT. BED EXTENDER CAME IN HANDY ALOT.


Worst Features

BALL JOINT AND VACUUM HOSE PROBLEMS


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Wish I owned stock in ford parts dept.
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By pritchett642
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Before 53,000 I had front axle
seals,brakes and rotors,iap
sensor,oxygen sensor,intake manifold
gaskets,transfer case,power steering
pump,and lower balljoints replaced.
All of which the dealership said was
normal. Granted this is the same
dealership who recommended this
vehicle for ease of maintenance.I am
currently getting ready to trade it
off as the dealership has offered to
give an exceptional deal after showing
them my full maintenance list.


Best Features

Looks, Interior room, overall versatility


Worst Features

Mechanics of the vehicle


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Still running & I do not plan to sell
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By wallace4482
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Bought new in 01, works great, got want
i wanted. No major issues. It is half
pick-up and half SUV. Still looks good
and runs well. The only weak point is
the brakes, replaced at 50,000 miles
but still does not seem perfect.


Best Features

Good looking, drives well, extended bed. rear window rolls down.


Worst Features

Better brakes and a little more power.


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Its Falling Apart
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By Duncsdad
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Just came from the dealership and it
needs new ball joints and seals at 55K
highway miles. Estimated cost =
$600. Dealer said it was a
normal "wear" item.

Already had paint (black); 4WD
control; oil pan; oil sending unit;
and seat bolts replaced under
warranty. Have not had trouble with
brakes -- yet.

Has been in the shop in the last 2 1/2
years more than my 7 previous GM
trucks/SUV's were in the last 16 years.

Will be my last Ford. I am not
putting a dime in thise crate after
reading what I may be in for in the
near term. Doing research on a new
vehicle right now.


Best Features

Good looks. Does a fairly good job for what it is -- a compromise vehicle.


Worst Features

Quality of build. Less "cheap" parts. Even if items are covered by the waranty, it still wastes my time to get the work done.


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Decent Truck
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By bennb
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Everything seems solid, but not
outstanding to say the least.
Moonroof shorts here and there.
Engine replaced under warranty for
head crack. Rear piece on tailgate
bottom comes unglued. Seems a little
on the poor side concerning integrity
of build. Ride is OK, not great, but
tolerable definitely. Paint on
running board has chipped, interior
finish on door handles and around the
stereo scratches easily and peels as
well. Really like the plastic bed,
bed extender, and the tonneau cover
helps overall satisfaction a great
deal. A little tight in the back
seat, but decent. A/C compressor
slows at idle (engine idles too
low?) .. no cooling then.


Best Features

Rear window, 6 disc in dash Stereo (even just the 80 watt), white gauge cluster, exterior styling, seat comfort, rear air vents, plastic bed, extender, tonneau cover, gray plastic along the bottom of exterior. ESPECIALLY codepad on the door!


Worst Features

Better quality, new chassais, little more power, windows that roll down all the way in back.


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