2002 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Great Mid-size SUV

2002 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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Limited 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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Great Mid-size SUV
By KCAttorney on


2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Bought this SUV with V6 in summer of 2007 with 95K miles on it. Sold it in November 2009 with 130K miles to a friend's daughter who just turned 16. It still looks great, interior & exterior. Only repairs during that time were 2 rear wheel bearings and the rear AC door actuator. Other people complain about having to repair items like wheel bearings at "only" 90K miles. Come on, be realistic. Once a car gets over 50K miles, it's going to need repairs from time to time. This SUV offers a great overall package. I've had 3 Explorers now and had good luck with all 3. They aren't perfect, but I've had several other SUV's also, and the Explorer is a great truck. That's why I've owned 3.

Best Features

Good 4x4 system, good price, lots of luxury amenities, leather held up well, good exterior styling, 7 passenger seating, reliable, comfortable. Sunroof, power pedals, 6 disk in dash CD changer, rear AC, good seat heaters.

Worst Features

Like everyone else says, should get 3 or 4 mpg more based on size.
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