2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Consumer Review: Occasionally the 3rd time ISN'

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Consumer Review

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Base Crew Cab Pickup (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Manual 4.2 ft. Bed)

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Occasionally the 3rd time ISN'T a charm!
By WJM on


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


3rd Explorer-nothing like the first one
(1991)no concerns for 60000+ miles
until 3/4 ton Chevy turned into me at
60mph. It took a beating but saved me!
This vehicle is not what I thought it
would be. Trouble on wet roads
w/traction-wind noise around front
windows that you can't hear a
conversation w/pass. unless you both
shout(occurs at 35 or higher mph). Gas
milage is terrible town 11mpg & highway
about 14+mpg. All kings of engine
noises under the hood. Many more
concerns also. Car seems very poorly
assembled. My '91 was the best followed
by '96 Eddie B. and this one is a
distant 3rd, very distant!!

Best Features

For a fully loaded car I have trouble finding many favorite features!

Worst Features

Selection of gear ratio's for rearend rather than just the 4.10 ratio. A V8 with higher gears like the gears in 2door Sport Explor. would help milage w/out sacrificing power & lowend needs&/or towing. An eight cylinder choice. Fix that wind noise around windows!!!
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