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Can't WAIT to trade it in!
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By optimusbjork
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Value 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I bought the 2002 Exporer Sport after
driving a Civic. While at the time, I
thought I was upgrading, I soon came
to regret my decision. The suspension
is my main complaint. The ride is SO
bumpy and the back will sway and shift
if you hit a pot hole or large bump.
Also, you can get blown around on the
road if it's windy. Like any SUV, the
fuel economy is awful. I do love the
factory stereo, though, and the A/C
blows very cold. I have not had any
performance problems, and it runs
excellent. I can't wait to get rid of
it, though, and get something safer
and more fuel efficient.


Best Features

Excellent factory stereo and speakers, awesome A/C, keyless entry, excellent braking.


Worst Features

Suspension and fuel efficiency.


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Can't WAIT to trade it in!
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By kismet
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Value 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I bought the 2002 Exporer Sport after
driving a Civic. While at the time, I
thought I was upgrading, I soon came
to regret my decision. The suspension
is my main complaint. The ride is SO
bumpy and the back will sway and shift
if you hit a pot hole or large bump.
Also, you can get blown around on the
road if it's windy. Like any SUV, the
fuel economy is awful. I do love the
factory stereo, though, and the A/C
blows very cold. I have not had any
performance problems, and it runs
excellent. I can't wait to get rid of
it, though, and get something safer
and more fuel efficient.


Best Features

Excellent factory stereo and speakers, awesome A/C, keyless entry, excellent braking.


Worst Features

Suspension and fuel efficiency.


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I like It
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By carpeni
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Value 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I've had my exploror for 2 yaers now
and like it a lot. Have had only 2
problems with it. A leaking rear shock
after a year, which took the dealer 6
months to order and replace. And a
transmission leak where the motor and
transmission mate. The dealership has
yet to return my calls on the
transmission leak. (maybee because they
saw its still under warrenty). Oh and
the milege sucks around town (16mpg)
but is awesome on the highway (25mpg).


Best Features

Interior is nice, and the ride is great as long as there's not any pot holes.


Worst Features

Fit and finish of the interior. Have had a few problems with seat parts coming off.


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Ford Explorer Sport
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By P.A. Nardi
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Value 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Have not had a problem with this
Explorer. I'M driving it to work daily
and through the snowiest of conditions
in the Upper Peninsula of Mighigan.


Best Features

The 4-Wheel drive.This is my 3rd. Explorer and will purchase another one next summer.


Worst Features

Better fuel economy,softer ride.


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Fun to Drive
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By nerd2z
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Value 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Even though it will only hold 2 people
in the back seat, there is a ton of
room up front and the cargo space is
excellent. My dogs have had a blast
in the back area! The truck drives
very well on the highway and is very
comfortable. I wish it got better gas
mileage, but it is a truck with a good
engine.


Best Features

Styling and drive comfort.


Worst Features

Location of the switch for the rear window wiper is a reach when driving in traffic. Needs to be on other side of radio.


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