If the wiring fails you won't be left without traction in the village. General Comments: Do not buy a Ford Explorer from model year 2002-2005. Before signing the contract, have the truck inspected by an independent mechanic. Almost five years later, I couldn't be happier with this selection. Diagnosed by Ford Dealer as a pin whole leak in the condenser.
The rear glass window has wimpy hinges that loosen up and let it rattle against the tailgate. The front edge of the seat is too low. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. Overall this generation of Explorer is relatively easy to work on. There have been no major problems. Read further to find out. I did not think much of the 1997, thought it was uncomfortable, very anemic power, and poor gas mileage from the V-6.
Model year 2003 Year of manufacture 2003 First year of ownership 2003 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 4. Convenient for starting out on wet ice for example or for bragging to friends that you have a manual-shift option in a base model :- Then the D position is full auto + overdrive button on the lever. His plan was grandiose, yet strangely appealing. Mechanical: The Explorer comes as a rear- or four-wheel drive, with an independent front and rear suspension. Yes Review Date: 27th June, 2010 My experience with several Ford Explorers is at odds with this review.
It had plenty of power coming from a V6, and I pulled a car with it easily once. Adding insult to injury, the 2002-2005 Explorer also has a massive problem with the rear panel cracking. We notice you're using an ad blocker. Powertrain choices include a V6 with a five-speed automatic or V8 with a six-speed automatic. I would really recommend this car to kids who are looking for their first car. There is no lumbar support and the shoulders are squeezed together.
Had to tow to dealer. I would have bought the older 4 door crew cab Toyota Tacoma. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. Imagine driving a clean and reliable car or truck in greater New Jersey by this afternoon! ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. The horses in this engine have been more than enough for my needs. I believe that the truck would have kept hauling if they had replaced it, but I replaced the motor, and shortly sold it afterwards.
It can be painful for long drives so I'd bring a pad for the back. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Replaced and fixed the whole disaster of a design as described in the next section. My wife only suffered a broken arm and it was still running when it came to a stop. The layout of the controls and gauges is very well done.
That happened to Ford when it introduced the '91 Explorer in March 1990. Ford Explorer third row seat Handling and ride: The Explorer handles well, but not sporty. Rear window's rubber gasket shrunk significantly off the opening. I much prefer the styling of the '02-'05 model years. The results are presented relative to the average model that year.
Get a great deal on a car, truck, or van by calling 973-732-7333 or visiting Premium Auto Export in person at 1237 Broad St. It has 4-wheel independent suspension and body-on-frame, but you wouldn't know it if you hit some washboard corrugations. We later found out it even has side airbags so that makes it even safer. I installed Monroe Reflex front struts that didn't seem to make any noticeable difference because they use the same springs. The entire system now does not generate or distribute heat.
A drop down menu will appear. We took the 4X4 Explorer on a few snow-covered trails with steep hills and it handled with confidence; the all-wheel drive system worked very well. Its action seems more related to the weather than specific well-defined shift points. If you have concerns with the way the transmission shifts, have it checked out before it gets worse. The computer modulates this process when connected. Happens at all speeds and circumstances. General Comments: That was the best car that I have ever owned in my entire life.