2005 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Never Again!

2005 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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Never Again!
By LexiRae on


2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


I bought the explorer with 60k on it. Had it for 6 months. Loved it at first, until I came back from a long weekend. I went to start my explorer and it didn't start. Finally after about an hour of trying, it started and I had three different dummy lights on. Low oil pressure, 4X4 light, check engine light. Brought it to a mechanic, cost me $350 to fix and even after it was fixed the truck still shook like I was in four wheel drive. Brought it back to the mechanic who couldn't find anything wrong with it. Certainly not my most reliable vehicle. Traded it after only 6 months for a Toyota... Best thing I ever did!

Best Features

Third row seat.

Worst Features

I simply just wish it had been more reliable. I drive A LOT and I need something that WON'T leave me stranded.
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