2000 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: It fits in the garage

2000 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

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Sport 2dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
It fits in the garage
By CSnow on


2000 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV


Over all, it’s OK. The ride is choppy and rough and it averages 18mpg even with the best riding tires I can find. I would not recommend this vehicle for long cross country drives. The spark plug wires have been replaced every 30,000 miles due to heat damage. The brakes lasted 50,000 miles, the A/C lasted to 100,000 (4 YEARS). The engine drive seal failed and now leaks oil on to the manifold, leaving a wonderful smoke trail. The radio lights fade on and off at will and the front driver’s side door lock won’t unlock with the remote. Most of my driving is dry smooth Arizona highways with no rattling problems and a never used AWD and tow package.

Best Features

Small truck, it fits in the garage.

Worst Features

This size truck should have better mileage, ride and larger fuel tank; 350 miles between fuel stops is too short. Seats are too high, I have to duck or lean way back, I’m 5’ 9”.
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