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i love my suv
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By ferg
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

i had a 1999 ford explorer i liked that
truck,was sad to see it go. but now i
got my 2004 ford explorer, dont miss the
1999 any more


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Xlt Ford SUV 2004
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By Robert Miller
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I enjoy the driving, and so far no
problems 20000 miles.


Best Features

All wheel drive.


Worst Features

Fuel useage


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Eddie Bauer Ford Explorer
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By Saltnppr
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2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Great SUV, fun to drive, nice interior
and great design for driver's wheel,
with radio and air controls handy.
Average milage between highway and city
is about 12 mpg. AWFUL!!!!


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Disappointed...
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By aeodie
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I decided to buy the explorer instead
of a grand cherokee or 4 runner because
I liked the styling and it seemed to be
the perfect size for my family...not
too big, but bigger than most mid-sized
suvs. I bought a new vehicle because we
were about to have a new baby and I
wanted something reliable...that has
not been the case. I have had the rear-
end replaced because it was making a
loud noise. I have had the engine light
come on due to a spark plug problem.
Two tires were replaced due
to "abnormal wear," and the interior
has had some problems. I have been
disappointed with this vehicle, even
though the service from Ford has been
good.


Best Features

keypad on door that locks/unlocks vehicle


Worst Features

BETTER QUALITY!!! The rear-end problem that my explorer had is a common problem, I don't understand why it has not been corrected if this is the case.


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Get a new trans!
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By TJ351
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Have had problems with the trans from
day one! First two times to a dealer
they say they cant find a problem.
Third time I find out there is a TSB to
replace the torque converter etc. That
lasted all of 3,000 miles before the
trans started to act up again. (very
poor shifts, slippage, noise from
trans). Oh yeah, and the vibration at
75mph is a pain after a few hours on the
highway.


Best Features

V8 power, AWD, looks.


Worst Features

Rework the trans or come up with a fix for this one.


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