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By 2k1exsport
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Traded a '97 F150 2WD Reg Cab, since I needed the back seat (for a 3 year old). Short wheel base makes for stiff/bumpy ride, but as long as you don't drive too fast, it's not a problem. Engine is very nice, and has plenty of power. 4WD works great, and the short wheel base helps in off road situations. MPG could be better, but it is a truck! Cargo room is great, plenty of room for a sub woofer, and a few days worth of clothes, and paint supplies. I upgraded the stereo the day I bought it, so not sure how the stock stereo is. Tires are larger than expected, and treat/pattern is great for around town and the occasional light off roading. GREAT TRUCK for mid 20s people with 1 child.


Best Features

V6 engine, short wheel base, seats are very comfortable.


Worst Features

BRING BACK the SPORT 2dr model!


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Awesome SUV
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By Brando
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I've had this truck for 4 1/2 years and it's been flawless. I used to be a diehard GM customer but my last 2 vehicles have been Fords and I have been very happy with them. It's unfortunate that Ford discontinued the Sport since it was the perfect size for someone without kids. The reliability has been excellent and I still love the looks of it as much as when I bought it.


Best Features

The exterior styling, performance, dash layout, fun to drive.


Worst Features

I like a stiff ride but I know some would find it too harsh.


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Had NO Problems
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By Offroader
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I've only owned a handfull of American cars in my 58 years -- and never expected to purchase a "FORD". I wanted an SUV, liked the styling and price of the Explorer Sport, and from the 30K miles when I purchased it, to the 64K miles I now have on it, its reliability has been exceptional. Living in NJ where the climate can be brutal in the winter, this vehicle has started without exception and run flawlessly. The 4WD is of course absolutely essential for this environment and has performed well.


Best Features

Rides high; drives like a "truck" but nevertheless fun to drive. All interior features (mine is loaded) work well and are very functional.


Worst Features

Independent rear suspension; greater access room between the front and rear seats.


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So far so good.
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By MandaLou
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought my Explorer about a year and half ago. I am pleased with it. It's a fun little gadget to drive, but not too roomy if you want to haul around friends. Body style is great and the handling is good as well. The fuel economy could improve, but that is with all SUVs. Good car if you are young and on the go!


Best Features

The fog lights and keyless entry.


Worst Features

Fuel economy, make ride more smoother.


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Decent little ride
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By Bigg E
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I've had my truck for about a year and so far so good. My only complaints are the harsh ride over anything but smooth highway. It definately rides like a truck. The short wheelbase makes it bounce all over the lane when you hit a bump. Overall, I like my truck. It was a great deal. 4x4 works good. I would recommend it to anyone that is single or does not plan to carry a lot of passengers. Good cargo room for its size. Has not given me any problems either.


Best Features

Stereo, power driver's seat


Worst Features

Ride quality.


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