2003 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Best SUV

2003 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XLS 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 FFV 5-speed Automatic)

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Best SUV
By Lucky STL on


2003 Ford Explorer XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Haven't had it long, but was able to review repair history. Basic maintenance only. Rear plastic cracked, but happens to everyone. Extremely solid ride, just as comfortable. Love the car, although too soon to report any big problems I don't know about yet. Would suggest the car to anyone looking into one as of now. Opening up the sunroof and windows makes for a pleasant ride on a cool day. Paint looks great for it's age, and the interior is totally clean. A best buy!

Best Features

Sunroof, CD Player & AM/FM (sounds AWESOME!), Keyless Entry, Alarm, Auto-Lock, Auto-Unlock, Auto-Headlights, keypad entry system, GREAT AC, Digital Compass, Fair MPG for the size

Worst Features

The gas mileage is less than perfect. However, anyone interested in purchasing a vehicle of this size, or has ever owned one, would know this is the way it is. We're not driving a Prius for a reason!! I average 18mpg on mine, but I am gentle on the gas pedal.
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