2004 Ford Explorer SUV XLT Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
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
V8 power, AWD, looks.
Rework the trans or come up with a fix
for this one.
2004 Ford Explorer SUV XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
This SUV is truely built "Ford Tough."
It lives up to the standers that the
Ford Motor Company is known for. The
XLS model is built for 5 and is
confortable for a small family that
requires a spacious vehical. The fuel
economy is ok for an SUV and it's also
very confotable. This is a vehical for
a family with a smaller budget that
wants to enjoy a quality vehical!
Standard CD player, airconditionind,
power door/windows, and other useful
equiptment make the Explorer XLS an SUV
that is worth what you pay for.
I would suggest that the Explorer be
wider so that there would be a more
space to seat the 3 passangers in the
back seat more confortably.
2004 Ford Explorer SUV XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Gas mileage is poor. Turning is
unsteady as front wheels thump when
sharp turning is necessary. I have had
to have this vehicle towed to the
dealer because the key lost its
program. The key needed to be
reprogrammed. The tow truck driver had
towed other 2004 Explorers with the
same problem in my area. Otherwise it
is very much functional for my needs.