Used 2003 Ford Explorer Pricing


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2003 Highlights

For the 2003 Ford Explorer, sport versions of the XLS and XLT debut, along with a new trim level called NBX (No Boundaries Experience). The NBX includes special exterior trim, unique 17-inch alloy wheels, all-terrain tires, a Yakima roof rack, rubber floormats and a cargo area liner. All-wheel drive is newly available on all but the NBX model. XLS models come standard with an automatic transmission and a CD player for 2003, while XLT models get a chrome grille and metallic interior accents. Eddie Bauer models have satin-finish 17-inch wheels this year. Limited models get upgrades such as chromed exterior trim, chrome wheels, a leather-upholstered center console cover and new woodgrain interior trim. A tire-pressure monitoring system is available on Limited models. An Off-Road Package including underbody skid plates, suspension upgrades, front tow hooks and unique wheels debuts. Finally, a rear seat DVD-based entertainment system will be available later in the year.


Pros

  • Independent rear suspension, comfortable seating for up to seven, strong powertrains, foolproof Control Trac 4WD, available rollover protection system, optional stability control system, DVD-based entertainment system.

Cons

  • Low-grade interior materials, quirky ergonomics.

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Used 2003 Ford Explorer for Sale

Ford Explorer 2003 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Silver Birch Clearcoat Metallic 182,599 miles
Used 2003Ford ExplorerXLT
List:Not Listed
King Volkswagen(6)
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Ford Explorer 2003 XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A) 130,498 miles
Used 2003Ford ExplorerXLS
List:Not Listed
Ford Explorer 2003 Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A) Oxford White Clearcoat 139,225 miles
Used 2003Ford ExplorerEddie Bauer
List:$6,500
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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Dealer Notes

White 2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD 5-Speed Automatic with Overdrive 4.6L V8 SOHC 4WD. Recent Arrival! AS IS VEHICLE SOLD OUT OF STATE CUSTOMER UNDERSTANDS THIS VEHICLE IS COMPLETELY OUT OF WARRANTY. CUSTOMER ALSO UNDERSTANDS THIS VEHICLE IS BEING SOLD WITH ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY OR GAURANTEE FROM HAGERSTOWN FORD. CUSTOMER TAKES FULL RESPONSIBILITY TO GET VEHICLE INSPECTED IN THEIR RESIDENTIAL STATE (WHICH IS NOT MARYLAND). THE CUSTOMER UNDERSTANDS IF THE MOTOR BLOWS UP, OR THE TRANSMISSION LOCKS UP ON THEIR WAY HOME, HAGERSTOWN FORD HAS ABSOLUTELY NO OBLIGATION TO REPAIR OR SHARE IN THE COST OF REPAIRS. CUSTOMER ALSO UNDERSTANDS IF THEIR HOME STATE REQUIRES ANY REPAIRS WHATSOEVER TO GET THIS VEHICLE INSPECTED, THE CUSTOMER IS RESPONSIBLE TO PAY FOR THOSE COSTS!

Ford Explorer 2003 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Oxford White Clearcoat 137,266 miles
Used 2003Ford ExplorerXLT
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Ford Explorer 2003 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Medium Wedgewood Blue Clearcoat Metallic 174,408 miles
Used 2003Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$4,716
Est.Loan: $97/mo
Apple Ford(2)
76.2 mi away
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes

Apple Ford PA has cars for every budget. 4x4, Local Trade, Affordable, Explorer XLT, 4D Sport Utility, 4.0L V6 SOHC Flex Fuel, 5-Speed Automatic with Overdrive, 4WD, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, CD player, Front Bucket Seats, Front fog lights, Premium Electronic AM/FM Stereo/Clock/Cassette/CD, Speed control. True Blue Clearcoat Metallic 2003 Ford Explorer 4D Sport Utility 4.0L V6 SOHC Flex Fuel XLT Are you looking for an used car in Pennsylvania but have only a few thousand bucks to spend? Apple Ford of PA has cars for every budget. We've rounded up our best budget cars, Trucks and SUVs. Come find the vehicle of your choice. Call us for details and to schedule a test drive on the vehicle of your choice. (717) 244-7677.

Ford Explorer 2003 Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A) Oxford White Clearcoat 169,719 miles
Used 2003Ford ExplorerEddie Bauer
List:$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
Ford Explorer 2003 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A) 116,912 miles
Used 2003Ford ExplorerLimited
List:$4,598
Est.Loan: $94/mo

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Features & Specs

XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
MPG161615
Seating555
Transmission5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic
Fuelflex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)gas
Horsepower210 hp @ 5100 rpm210 hp @ 5100 rpm239 hp @ 4750 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover2/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating


Still loving my 2003 Explorer at 188,000 miles
This has been a very reliable vehicle for my family. It is my daily runner back-and-forth to work (22 miles each way), as well as our long distance driver (frequent trips out-of-state). With almost 200K miles, I thought maybe I'd start having problems, but so far I've had to put very little into it. I bought it at 100K miles and since then have had issues with electronic things like the security alarm would go off when the doors were locked and after trips to local dealerships with no answers, out local repair guy disconnected two sensors in the doors. The lights don't come on now when you open those doors, but it also fixed the issue with the alarm going off for no reason. Other fixes have included a new starter just a few miles ago, but mostly I've only ever had wear and tear things need replaced like brakes and rotors. I have a third row seat that isn't used often, but when we do haul other family and friends with us, I love that extra seating. The storage is fantastic and the front seats have plenty of leg room. The back seat isn't as roomy as my daughter would prefer, but she travels well back there. I average 16-18 miles per gallon between high way and city driving. I am struggling with how long to keep this great vehicle. I paid $7500 for it in 2009 and the KBB value is currently $3600. It has very little rust (although a problem of this year Explorer is the back hatch cracking under the glass). It did have one crack when I bought it and now it has two. I really do love this trust worthy vehicle!
Second Owner of a 2003
I bought my Explorer from the same dealership that sold it to the original owner, and that owner had followed the service schedule to the letter (as shown in the Carfax report). It had 101,000 miles on it when I bought it in 2013, it's got 118,000 miles now. I don't much like trucks, being a sports car kind of driver, but I really like the Explorer (which btw handles WAY better than you'd expect, due no doubt to the IRS. I have emulated the first owner's habit of maintaining the snot out of it: new brakes/rotors, transmission flush and fill, cooling system the same (differentials and transfer case next). I am quite happy with my Explorer.
Old Faithful
I've owned my 2003 Explorer XLT for 11 years now, and have had no problems whatsoever. Although "Old Faithful" is now a "second car" (I bought a 2014 Escape SE for my 100 mile commute to work), it still tows boats, hauls canoes, transports the dogs, and is our favorite vehicle for camping trips. I've never had any trouble with this SUV, and plan to drive it 'til it drops - maybe in another 300,000 miles or so!
Used 2003 Ford Explorer Overview

The Used 2003 Ford Explorer is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Limited AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Limited AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), NBX Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), NBX Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), and Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A). Pre-owned Ford Explorer models are available with a 4.0 L-liter flex-fuel (FFV) engine or a 4.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 239 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2003 Ford Explorer comes with four wheel drive, rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed automatic. The Used 2003 Ford Explorer comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Ford Explorer?

Save up to $192 on one of 4 Used 2003 Ford Explorer for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,598 as of 05/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 4.6 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Ford Explorer trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer is priced between $6,500 and $6,995 with odometer readings between 139225 and 169719 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Ford Explorer Limited is priced between $4,598 and $4,598 with odometer readings between 116912 and 116912 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Ford Explorer XLT is priced between $4,716 and $4,716 with odometer readings between 174408 and 174408 miles.

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