2003 Ford Explorer Sport Consumer Review: So far so good!

2003 Ford Explorer Sport - Consumer Review

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XLS 2dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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So far so good!
By SportDriver on


2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLS Rwd 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Haven't finished going through
the "break-in" period with the truck
yet, so my rating may be a little
premature, but I digress...

From past experience driving Expos
with the SOHC V6, I know power
delivery is and will be outstanding!

Seats feel good, though the headrests
are waaay too low.

Lotsa storage space, and the truck
feels generally well screwed together,
though the long-term quality outlook
still has me sweating...

Overall, if this type of rugged truck-
based vehicle appeals to you, and you
find the right price, than I heartily
reccomend the Explorer Sport (at least
till year's end when Im told they're
being canceled...)

Best Features

Rugged appearance/design, powerful engine, excellent visability (ie high seating position), cargo space, features for price- after dealer and manufacturer rebates, my net price came to $15K!

Worst Features

Random buzzes and rattles (far too many, though I know this is a truck, and mechanically, an ancient one at that), gas mileage, suspension travel/design- my Sport leans and bounces pretty wildly!
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