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Cons: Price, insufficient power, too small, optional 3rd row seat.
Advice: I recommend the Trailblazer EXT LT instead. It is more for less.Upon checking this, I passed on it. I found I could get more in the 2003 Trailblazer EXT LT. It includes more horsepower and torque. It includes more seating and cargo room. It includes a premium stereo with 6 speakers and both cassette and CD. And with both fully equipped, the Explorer Limited 4.0L costs more. And a 3rd row seat is standard on the Trailblazer while optional on the Explorer. I find the OnStar in the Trailblazer to be more important than the adjustable pedals on the Explorer. If I break down, run out of gas or lock my keys in one of these, the adjustable pedals will not help. The OnStar will. So, I suggest going with the Trailblazer EXT LT instead.
Pros: Plenty of room in all 3 seats and how she LOOKS.
Cons: The message center is hard to see. LED not bright enough.
Advice: Just buy it. Great SUV.We bought the Eddie Bauer,V-8,4x4,3rd.seat,moon roof,running boards . She's loaded with what we wanted,and handles great.We owned a 96'Explorer.What a difference.They got it right this time.She's a year old now,with 12000 miles.We rotate the tires at 3000 miles with oil/filter change. Happy motoring. PS. The seat/heater controls are hard to adjust.
Pros: Seating and cargo, fuel economy, lots of convenient features.
Cons: Lack of sufficient power and high pressure salesperson.
Advice: Plenty of seating and cargo room. Upshifts smoothly. But lacks sufficient power.When my girlfriend and I decided to look for a V6 SUV with a 3rd row seat, the first one we checked was this. It had the steering wheel controls and both cassette and CD. It rode fairly comfortably. It had 4-wheel ABS and a 5-speed automatic which smoothly upshifted. But with its 210-h.p. SEFI 12-valve SOHC 4.0L V6, it lacked sufficient power for the size. Plus, having a salesperson trying to push it off on us was another reason we did not get it. We took it out on a by-pass on a test drive. The speed limit was 65. It just barely got up to 70. And it was slow at getting there. But it is good on M.P.G. And it has enough room. So, we looked for and got a more powerful V6 2003 SUV. It was with no pressure. But the Explorer had enough seating and cargo room. And it was not too bad once it got up to 70. It is all I have on it.
Cons: Dirt gets inside of rear doors
Advice: Great SUVLoved it!
Pros: 3rd row seat
Cons: Seat height is too high. Knee hits dangling keys
Advice: Recommend it. No problems, after 28K milesQuiet, Good handling. Problem free!
Pros: Third row seat
Cons: reaching the door handles
Advice: Buy itThe independent rear suspension adds to the smooth ride. The third row seat is a plus. These features alone made my switch from the Expedition XLT to the 2002 Explorer XLT transparent. The folding rear seat made hauling things very easy. The sound system rocks. Robert firstname.lastname@example.org
Pros: stereo system i put in it
Cons: loved it all
Advice: buy itNice and Smoothe