Used 2004 Ford Explorer

2004 Ford Explorer
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2004 Ford Explorer

Pros

  • Excellent ride and handling characteristics for a truck-based SUV, strong optional V8, comfortable cabin with user-friendly layout and seating for up to seven, good crash test scores.

Cons

  • Dull cabin design with some low-grade materials, low resale value, confusing controls on highline models, lousy fuel economy.

Used 2004 Ford Explorer for Sale

Ford Explorer 2004 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
62,401 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
Limited
Epovo Auto Group
8.8 mi away
List$7,999
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
137,000 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$4,599
Est.Loan: $94/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$126 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
You will instantly feel at home once you step into this Ford EXPLORER XLT 4X4. This Ford EXPLORER XLT 4X4 has been smoke free since when it was new. No need to stress over if this Ford EXPLORER XLT 4X4 has been maintained over the years. We have the complete SERVICE HISTORY and are happy to provide you with it. Building upon our commitment to excel in customer satisfaction, every vehicle within our dealership is subjected to an unmitigated MULTI-POINT INSPECTION. We know safety is key for purchasing a vehicle. We also know that this vehicle has never been in any kind of wreck. The powerful 4.6L 8 cyl engine accelerates strongly and more than holds its own in the toughest of traffic. The 4.6L 8 cyl engine gives good performance and saves on gas too. Driving has never been so much fun than with this sports tuned suspension. All the best power, convenience and safety options are available on this fully equipped Ford EXPLORER XLT 4X4. Compare and see for yourself. You won't find a mechanical difference between this SUV and the same SUV fresh off the factory floor. We know you want a vehicle that looks good. This SUV has been well maintained and is flawless. We at Best Auto of Manassas INC understand that buying a SUV isn't just about transportation but comfort as well. With confidence we can assure the comfort gained from this SUV's unadulterated interior will be unmatched. The road has been great to this one and everything is in proper working order. We also provide a free CARFAX report on this and every car we sell assuring you of complete satisfaction when buying a car from us. CARFAX is the #1 trusted provider of vehicle history information in North America and we are proud to be a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealer. Each vehicle that we sell comes with not only our assurance of satisfaction but is also guaranteed to have a clean title history by CARFAX. Optional EXTENDED WARRANTIES are available for purchase upon request. If you've been turned down before you have nothing to worry about at Best Auto of Manassas INC. Our BUY HERE - PAY HERE program means you're dealing directly with us and you will be able to take this SUV home today. Bad credit? No credit? No problem! We offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on this and every other car that we sell. With approved credit we can provide you a vehicle with low monthly payments and no hassle. You better hurry and grab this deal quick because, with a price well below BLUE BOOK, this one is not going to last long. the Best cars Best price at Best Auto.
Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
101,939 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
Hi Lo Auto Sales
25.2 mi away
List$5,987
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Ford Explorer 2004 Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
151,818 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
Eddie Bauer
List$7,600
Est.Loan: $156/mo
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Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
114,814 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$3,995
Est.Loan: $82/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$110 Below Market
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Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
218,827 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$1,500
Est.Loan: $31/mo
Great Deal!Great Deal!
$41 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
CALL 540-300-4540 ** HOME OF THE GUARANTEED FINANCING APPROVAL** CARFAX CERTIFIED, WARRANTED and VA inspected Vehicles, Got any credit issues? We got banks looking to finance YOU. CALL NOW @ 540-300-4540 We have the vehicle that fits your needs and will help you establish your credit at the same time...come and check us out and you will see why Autos Direct FINANCING CENTER is rated V.A. # 1 SUBPRIME DEALER. CALL NOW @ 540-300-4540Apply online at WWW.AUTOSDIRECTVA.COM and find out why we are the home of the guaranteed credit approval... OR CALL 540-300-4540Price does not include tax tags and registration, finance charges and a 499 processing fee.
Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
111,250 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
Mazari Motors
53.9 mi away
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$165 Below Market
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**CLEAN CARFAX HISTORY REPORT**4.0L V6 ENGINE**20 MPG**FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE**THIRD-ROW SEAT**LEATHER**POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS/MIRRORS/DRIVER SEAT**REAR DVD HEADREST**CRUISE CONTROL**AM/FM/SIX DISC CD ** - Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Cruise Control| Tinted Windows| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Door Locks| Power Mirrors| Leather Steering Wheel| Power Drivers Seat| Roof Rack| Tachometer| Tilt Steering Wheel| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Security System| Rear Defogger| Fog Lights| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| CD Changer| Anti-Theft| Leather Interior Surface| Four Wheel Drive| 3rd Row Seating| Center Arm Rest| Child Proof Door Locks| Compass And Temperature Display| Compass And Temperature Display| Overhead Console| Parking Sensors| Rear AC Seats| Rear Wipers| Sport Seats| Tire Pressure Monitor| Tow Hooks| Vanity Mirrors - Contact Sales Department at 540-898-5555 or sales@mazarimotors.com for more information. -
Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
130,886 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
(3)
MBL Auto
57.1 mi away
List$3,597
Est.Loan: $74/mo
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Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
146,258 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$4,876
Est.Loan: $100/mo
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Ford Explorer 2004
54,245 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
List$9,991
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
*CANT MAKE IT IN? HATE COMING TO THE DEALERSHIP? LET US SERVE YOU AND BRING THE CAR TO YOU! *OUR CARS ARE PRICED AGGRESSIVELY AND SELL QUICKLY! CALL NOW FOR YOUR PERSONAL SHOWING! * *NON CANADIAN UNIT, IF CONSIDERING A PREOWNED CAR THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ASK US WHY!* *Come find out for yourself why Keller Bros has been in business since 1921* Traveling from a Distance? Contact our Sales Department for Additional Photos or a Video Walk Around. Our pricing is very competitive and our vehicles sell quickly locally as well all over the United States.
Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
187,741 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
(1)
Dulles Kia
6.5 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Ford Explorer 2004 Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
166,082 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
Limited
ListNot Listed
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Ford Explorer 2004 XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
0
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLS
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Ford Explorer 2004
190,260 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
ListNot Listed
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Ford Explorer 2004 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
156,680 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
Limited
Buchanan Cadillac
49.4 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
192,513 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
ListNot Listed
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Ford Explorer 2004 Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
182,737 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
Eddie Bauer
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

A functional interior, ample passenger space, strong powertrain and a well-controlled ride all contribute to the 2004 Ford Explorer's well-deserved reputation as a practical midsize SUV with few faults.

2004 Highlights

Ford's AdvanceTrac electronic stability control that was previously available on V8 models only is now available on all models, except the XLS and XLS Sport and all AWD models. The NBX version now comes standard with the off-road package and "NBX" tailgate badging, and can be ordered with a moonroof. Limited and Eddie Bauer models get a quad bucket seating option when equipped with the third-row bench, which adds second-row buckets and a floor console. Family buyers of the 2004 Ford Explorer should note that the optional rear air conditioner no longer requires the purchase of the third-row seat. Finally, a tire-pressure monitoring system is now standard on XLS Sport and higher trim levels, and a rear cargo shade is optional on XLT, Eddie Bauer and Limited models.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Ford Explorer.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

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Glenn.t,09/09/2015
A quick review of my 2004 Ford Explorer . Purchased used in 2011 . Comfortable ride . Once it hit 120,000 that's were things started to go down hill. Ball joints , power steering pump. Wheel bearings. Head lights . Turn signals. And most recently , a transmission. Dropped around 7 grand total in repairs to keep on road , the last 18 months. Gas mileage is down right crappy . My advise would be not to buy one of these ford exploder.......
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6 @124,000
flyhigh1988,07/02/2014
Bought the truck in June of 2008 with 40K. Things I have absolutely had to replace:Rear axle bearing seal ($40), thermostate for radiator with seal (20), both front wheel bearings (250 a piece). Things that were wants not needs:Throttle body (700), cruise control cutoff switch (50), 4 motorcraft shocks and 8 ball joints total, front upper and lower and rear lower, front sway arm bushings (bushings wore out around 50K, buy moog bushings, Ford material is for the bushings is poor) ($600-700 for suspension parts) AC vent door components (300). AC was blowing cold air but the doors were stripped and the air was being blocked because they were not opening properly. This happened around 50K.
transmission
lariat04,04/21/2015
bought my wifes explorer in 2006, with 9400 miles. at about 20,000 miles the tranny started hitching, we ignored it until got so bad we couldnt drive it.had the tranny rebuilt for 2,500 bucks. come find out there were a lot of 03,04 with the same problem. ford should have had a recall on these, if your looking at these yrs make sure u ask about the trannys! other hen that my wife loves her explorer, we live in maine and it it does great in snow
Ten years of owning
pilotbrs,05/13/2015
Had more issues than I should have had my mileage is now 115,000. 4 wheel repaired twice, rear wheel bearing replaced and not an easy fix due to their design and cost $600. hinges on lift gate glass broke, lift gate plastic cover piece cracked (it covers 25% of the lift gate), controls in the steering wheel quit working, some of the interior controls no longer illuminate, in cold weather the left side of the sound system does not function, the front piece of the passenger side step rail broke off in the winter (it's made of cheap plastic), the engine belt tensioner bearing went bad, the backup sensor quit working, and the 12 volt power socket broke and shorted out. Far too many issues.
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Features & Specs

MPG
14 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
210 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
210 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
239 hp @ 4750 rpm
MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
239 hp @ 4750 rpm
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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
    Rollover3 / 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
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2004 Ford Explorer Overview

The Used 2004 Ford Explorer is offered in the following submodels: Explorer SUV. Available styles include XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS 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 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLS AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLS Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Limited AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Limited AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), and Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Ford Explorer?

Save up to $209 on one of 10 Used 2004 Ford Explorer for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $1,500 as of10/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Ford Explorer trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer XLT is priced between $1,500 and$5,995 with odometer readings between 101939 and218827 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer is priced between $7,600 and$7,600 with odometer readings between 151818 and151818 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer Limited is priced between $7,999 and$7,999 with odometer readings between 62401 and62401 miles.

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