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


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I love my explorer, i had a little tranny trouble but it cleared up on its own the rear end went out at 140,000 miles but went to my local junk yard and picked up a posi trac rear out of an older modle sport for 60 bucks and back on the road.the posi rear was the best mod i made along with 31x10x15 on 15x10 aluminum wheels which made it wider and handles like a car, the gas milage is great for an suv i average 19 city and 21 hwy which is great considering i have a 95 taurus that gets the same mpg.


Best Features

white face gauges and the power of the 4.0 v6 also swapping the old rear for a posi.


Worst Features

its a little tricky getting in the back they should have put doors on it like the 97 up f-150 extended cab pickup it would still be short and sporty but would be a little easier on passengers


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A Timex Truck
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By Rrockindrummer
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought this truck as a certified 5 year ago with 15K miles. I now have 78K miles, and have not had any major repairs. 1 fuel sensor recall, and replaced the rear pinion seal. I'm only on my second set of tires, and I get about 20-24 MPG. (depending on how I drive) it handles very well in the winter, and can take just about anything you through at it. It is a perfect car for younger drivers


Best Features

Sporty look, dependability, diversity


Worst Features

Running Boards


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Nice Mode of Transportation
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By 2001 4x4
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Bought the Ford out of need since my last car was a lemon. So far, the Explorer Sport has been very good to me. Ga mileage is not good but then again, I knew this would be the case because of the type of vehicle. No major repairs only routine maintenance which includes: engine, axle, and transmission oil changes. Radiator flushing, tire rotation, and brake service. All this is done at a Ford dealership as for these types of cars, it's important to follow the manufacturer maintenance which is available from Ford or on your owner's manual. And NEVER take a turn while driving fast. There are several warning decals on the Explorer Sport's.


Best Features

Leather interior, moon roof, for lights.


Worst Features

None. Last Explorer Sport 2 door made in 2003. Would be nice to see a new version of this vehicle.


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Best Little SUV Ever
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By FORDMAN
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I've owned my 2001 Explorer sport since 2003 when I was in college. Since then I've clocked more than 100000 miles in it. Aside from a trip to the dealer for a bad air flow sensor she's been good to me. Never let me down, always started, still runs like a champ. I love the interior layout, while small I always seem to find room for what I'm hauling when I lay the seats flat. Sadly I will soon have to part with her as I'm about to have a baby and will need to upgrade to another Explorer (this time the sport trac) to have 4 doors to fit the baby.


Best Features

Interior layout, good exterior looks. Rock solid reliability.


Worst Features

Rear wiper stopped working from the get go (who needs it though) and the engine chugs a little until its warm (needs better air intake gaskets). The center consol purse is an abomination and I'm glad Ford got rid of it in the redesign


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Ford exploder?
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By landroverG4
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Great truck amazing for winter! Very hard to get stuck hard corp truck off roading. Tight seating not good with kids perfect if your single. Don't trust the dealerships. I had no brakes or dash lights or muffler. O2 sensors are pricey and the truck is a gas pig for sure! But little fix on it had it a year and had to repair dealer goofs. Good by if weather turns fast.


Best Features

Looks and price for parts.


Worst Features

4X4 is a lot on the engine thats underpowered at times.


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