2003 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Old Faithful

2003 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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

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Old Faithful
By tykesmom2007 on


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


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!

Best Features

Great towing power, reasonable gas mileage for its size, good sized cargo area, extremely dependable

Worst Features

I could have cried when I saw the new model Explorers! Nothing like this tried and true truck in my driveway! The new Explorer is a beautiful SUV, no doubt, but it just doesn't give off that "trucklike toughness" that I love in my Old Faithful!
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