2003 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: PLEASE DON'T DO IT

2003 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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By kararnmi on


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


I just took my Ford to the dealership, it has only cost me about $2500 in problems up until now, the quote for repairs of things like rear differential, transfer case, ect $6238!! They must be out of their minds. So for $38000 new the truck lasted to 135,000 miles. Disgusting. I will NEVER buy a Ford again. I went back to Chevy and maybe just buy a Honda or Toyota next time. My friend just turned in her Camry with 400,000 miles on it and STILL running. Have you ever heard anyone say that will a Ford or Chevy without replacing the motor or trans? No.

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roomy in the front

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drive it into the river and report it stolen while you have full coverage
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By paladinpc1
on 04/14/13 18:49 PM (PDT)

We have a Chevrolet Suburban with 320k miles, without replacing the engine or transmission. sorry you have not had good luck with your SUV.

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By ktkgojgo
on 01/08/14 18:24 PM (PST)

I have heard of fords lasting that long I have also owned a couple so yah hate to [non-permissible content removed] on you pride but Ive always had great luck with fords

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