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By Chris002
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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The Explorer is good and reliable but
does not have the greatest mileage


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Another Great Ford
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By f150man
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2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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This is the first SUV I have ever
owned. I have owned a Ranger, F-150,
Mstang and now an Explorer and this
veh. is great. A week after the
purchase took a 1000 mile road trip.
The ride was perfect.


Best Features

Perfect amount of power from the V8. AC is kicking and the ride is perfect.


Worst Features

Just a little more head room.


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Transmission Nightmare!
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By Unhappy with Ford
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have had this vehicle for 2 years and
now have to replace the transmission. I
loved driving this but will never ever
get another Ford. The manufacturer and
the dealerships do not stand behind
there product!


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I JUST LOVE IT!
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By Stacie Eady
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2004 Ford Explorer Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I owned a 99 Eddie Bauer that was fully
loaded, and what I thought was perfect
until I got my new Limited. Anything
that I didn't realize wasn't convenient
on the E.B., quicky became clear. The
new design has so much more space,
drives and handles like a sports car
but has all of the luxuries of a high
end sedan. Though, I had most of the
same features on my E.B., they have
been improved upon. It has such a
clean look inside and out. I almost
purchased a Volvo. The same safety
features the salesman impressed upon,
are present on my Limited. I've never
owned a car more than 2
yrs, but I drove my E.B. for five
years. I may keep this one 10.


Best Features

Third row seat, adjustable pedals with seat memory, 6 CD changer in dash rather than trunk or glove box, ergonomic design of the hatch for loading groceries, extra space, DVD system and the safety features. Most of all, I appreciate the independent rear supsension.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage, power 3rd row seat, Keep up the good work for the person who has been doing the redesigning since my last Explorer in 1999.


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What an improvement
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By kdeanjack
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2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I also have a 1997 Explorer and the new
2004 is greatly refined jexcept for the
seats. The 97 model has power seats
that are longer and have power lumbar.
I feel as if I backed up with seat
comfort but it has a better ride and
shifts smoothly and has as good
acceleration as my son's GMC Envoy that
has 60 more horses than my 210 HP V6.


Best Features

The rear air is the reason I went with the Eddie Bauer. It is a great design and the way the seats fold forward is very nice.


Worst Features

The only draw back I have is that I wanted a Class III receiver to pull my wave runner and carry a bike rack. The Class II hitch was welded into place and could not be removed, therefore the way they bolted a Class III below the Class II hitch was not a well thought out solution.


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