2005 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Meh

2005 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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

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By wwrx2 on


2005 Ford Explorer XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


We bought our used '05 explorer in late 2006. It is an XLT model with the V6. It does NOT have four wheel drive. So far,it has been an okay form of basic transportation. The interior is boring. Ditto for the exterior. As time has gone on, more things have broken on it,but that's what happens with older cars,so you can't quite say it's a money pit. The fuel economy is below average but not appalling. The worst parts are clearly the ride and the A/C. In Florida,the A/C is the most important feature in any car. Also-the CD player randomly swallowed a disc and won't spit it out. This was an attractive car in '06 but now you would probably be better off setting fire to your money.

Best Features

Seats 7,big.

Worst Features

Fuel economy,driving fun,ride,stereo,reliability,interior,air conditioning
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