2003 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Reliable

2003 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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

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By Larry on


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


Does exactly what you need it to. Fits the wife, kids and dog and tows a trailer great. Does awesome 4WD donuts in the snow. No engine or tranny issues. Goes through rotors and pads fast (every two or three years). Replaced tires once. Replaced battery once. Replaced rear wiper motor once. Crack in plastic rear door near wiper as others have noted. Always starts, never stalls.

Best Features

Good audio. Stearing is still tight. Very versatile. Love the fold down rear seats snd the storage compartments under the rear deck.

Worst Features

Need to recall the cracked plastic near the rear wiper. Don't ever design rear rotors with drum e-brakes.
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