Fit and finish was not Job one. The rear windows are currently inoperative! General Comments: I love this truck. Other than that, my truck's been awesome. After 150,000 miles it started needing lots of repairs so I made them before I traded it off. Its main drawbacks were an unrefined V6 engine and unimpressive performance on our off-road course.
All the cylinders were misfiring on one side and all the valves on same side were only operating at 33%. I will buy another one Ford Explorer. Complete transmission failure at 93,000. While the current Explorer is a vast improvement over its predecessor, it competed in a market with many more choices. It is one solid truck! Still, its steady ride and versatile, well-designed interior made for a well-rounded package.
While the current Explorer is a vast improvement over its predecessor, it competed in a market with many more choices. I bought this truck because even though my T-Bird has been a great car I wrote a review on it as well it was beginning to cost me more on repairs. No Review Date: 19th October, 2006. If it is then the vehicle may have been used hard. Model year 2004 Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2004 Most recent year of ownership 2006 Engine and transmission 4. I also replaced the brakes at 135000. Sure the easy things were fixed, Seat switches, cleaned up whatever over spray or defect was on the finish, eventually fixed the cruise control, but seemed unconcerned about the fuel gauge, tonneau cover and the front suspension problems.
I have always wanted an Explorer. I have been in the rental car business for many years and have driven Ford Explorers quite often. This one drove exactly as I would expect from a new one. Either way, the engine should not have died! I have only had the Explorer for only a week, but you better believe I will hold on to this one! I have towed everything with it from a tandem trailer to a pontoon. Every Explorer I looked at had this same damage. Units Affected 42540 Ford Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Centennial-Edition Vehicles December 20, 2002 Five new limited-edition vehicles, designed to mark Ford Motor Company's 100th year of building automobiles, will be displayed for the first time ever at the 2002 Washington Auto Show. The name Ford fits the problems, found on road dead, fix or repair daily.
Expect that a cared for Explorer should run exactly the same as a brand new one and if it doesn't then there is something wrong. Seats are comfy and roomy, gauges, switches, and radio are easy to read and easy to use. Faults: Heater core, ignition coil, fuel pump, catalytic converter. I dont know what else to say. Very sturdy and very comfirtable ride on freeways! Things that I did not like: you must run matched tires at all times,and the faulty hinges on the rear window. General Comments: I purchased my first Ford in 1994 and loved it dearly until the day I had to trade up to something larger to haul my family. It cracked in a perfect line.
They showed me the wear on them before the replacement. The mileage is not as good as our car, but then look what you get : space, 4x4 is great in snow or mud, ground clearance, great ride, towing capabilities, great price, and more. Narrowly missed hitting a person and being hit pulling out into oncoming traffic. I am a dealer, and lost my shirt on this vehicle. Factory installed hard tonneau cover leaked from day one.
Cruise control failed at 12,000 miles. Model year 2004 Year of manufacture 2003 First year of ownership 2013 Most recent year of ownership 2015 Engine and transmission 4. Taking a road trip in this car was an adventure in itself since the fuel gauge worked when it wanted to, if it wanted to. After at least six trips to the dealership for the fuel gauge issues I finally gave up and just filled it up by mileage, however the final straw was when I sent it in for state inspection and they had to rebuild the entire front suspension. It's cracking slightly and oozes some rust.
Needless to say I traded it on a Dodge the next week. Recurring problem since the car was new. Model year 2004 Year of manufacture 2003 First year of ownership 2011 Most recent year of ownership 2011 Engine and transmission 4. Even though the interior of the Sport Trac shares a lot of common parts with the Ranger, there was a significant lack of comfort with the Explorer that we dearly missed from owning the Ranger. An all around good truck, and an awesome 4x4. It has been repaired at least 3 times in the past. This caused a strange vibration and loose steering.