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2001 Ford Explorer Sport

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All good, but transmission
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By Chris
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought my Explorer with 46,xxx miles on it. Now at 146,xxx miles, I've grown really fond of almost everything about the truck. Except the fact that I've had to rebuild the transmission twice! It went out once right before 100,000 and again about 40k later! The moonroof leaks pretty bad, too. It's treated me great otherwise, but I'm sick of replacing the transmission and the 18 MPG, too.


Best Features

Rear air controls, power moonroof


Worst Features

Rear speakers point right into passenger thighs, which is absurd. Rear seats don't lock into place when up, so they flip up when passengers try to get out of them.


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Beginner SUV
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By Ese Mang
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I have driven the 2001 Ford Exploer Sport for 5 years during my college days. Just to give you insight as to who I am, I am a 23 year old engineering student studing mechanical engineering I am looking to buy a bmw 330i, 2006 now. Speaking for SUV's I want to say that Ford has built a great truck in the Explorer Sport. This is because first,the reliablility is exceptional. If you maintaine regular fluid changes, the sport will run like the first day you owned it. Second, if you do have to maintain something large, the repairs are relatively inexpensive compared to European counterparts, (Japanese SUV's may be more expensive to repair too). Thirdly, The torgue that the sport has is plenty fun


Best Features

Torque is exhillerating. Makes it feel like a much faster vehicle.


Worst Features

The seats could have been much better thought out. Somewhat uncomfortable.


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Been a good one so far
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By edeverhart
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I recently bought my Explorer and so far it has been a very enjoyable experience. The vehicle is very dependable and fun to drive. I like the look of the vehicle and the interior design. My only complaint is the fuel economy. I average around 18.5 to 19 mpg. I would have liked to seen a little better gas mileage. Overall I would recommend this vehicle to anyone.


Best Features

Interior design


Worst Features

Better gas mileage and easy access to the rear seat.


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


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I bought my EXP sport used and I have really enjoyed the ride. I found the vehicle to be just the right size for me, as I am generally the only one in the vehicle.


Best Features

Handling, easy to drive


Worst Features

The only thing I wished Ford would have done is use a little be better quaility center console material.


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Enjoyed it!
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By Saved me from injury
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I really enjoyed my Explorer. I hit a median at 50 miles per hour (black ice) and I believe my Explorer kept me from getting injured. It took a beating but I didn't get a scratch. Also, it drove fantastic in the rain...I'm going to miss it!


Best Features

Captain seats---the only way to go. Big and comfy. Front end--stylish. Feeling of safety while driving.


Worst Features

Two door? A major pain getting in the back seat...they didn't make the doors long enough.


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