Fun While It Lasted
By M4NU3L on
Vehicle2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
ReviewI bought this car as a daily driver with 110,000 miles on it. It was fun at first. Had no problems the first three weeks, then the problems began. I did a complete tune up to the vehicle and I was still only getting 11 MPG. After all the maintenance was up to date, the check engine light came on a day later. After a compression check I found out the valves were sticking and the heads needed to be replaced, an expensive fix. Then a day later the front wheels started shaking really bad and the rear differential was giving off a high pitched whine. After taking it to a mechanic I found out the 4 front balljoints and 2 A-arms had to be replaced. BUY WITH CAUTION.
Best FeaturesI like how high the Exploder sits and the low end torque is great too.
Worst FeaturesThe suspension and plastic moulding on the exterior could be of better quality. A bigger gas tank with better MPG would be nice as well.
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