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New Ford Explorer Ratings

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    9/29/2002 9:51:47 AM

    2002 Ford Explorer - XLT 4x4

    Pros: INTERIOR ROOM AND LEATHER

    Cons: THE HOOKED AND SHARP DOOR BOTTOMS THAT ALLOW ROAD SPLASH TO ENTER

    Advice: ADD RUNNING BOARDS AND SPLASH GUARDS, 3RD ROW SEATING ESSENTIAL IF YOU HAVE KIDS.

    WIDE TRACK PROVIDES VERY STABLE RIDE; V-6 IS FINE FOR LIGHT LOADS AND LIGHT TOWING; A/C IS VERY ADEQUATE AND LEATHER INTERIOR IS VERY FINE; GEAR SHIFT LEVER DOES NOT ALWAYS FIND THE DRIVE SLOT; HEADLIGHT DESIGN IS POOR; ALARM SYSTEM HAS SOME BUGS ALLOWING ALARM TO SOUND WHEN DOORS ARE UNLOCKED; FACTORY TRANSMISSION HAS BLOWN AND HAS BEEN REPLACED AT 10,000 MILES. REPLACEMENT TRANSMISSION HAS SLIPPED AND/OR DISENGAGED OCCASIONALLY, WOULD BE INTERESTED TO KNOW IF ANY OTHER READERS HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS ALSO;

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    8/19/2002 6:59:30 PM

    2002 Ford Explorer - XLS 4x4

    Pros: styling, independent suspension

    Cons: bare XLS packages, should at least include running boards, less standard features than others.

    Advice: Go with the XLT at least.

    Drives great, smooth V-6, superior to the 98 we traded in.

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    8/6/2002 9:57:19 AM

    2002 Ford Explorer - XLT 4x2

    Pros: Third Row Seat Package

    Cons: Nothing at all!!!! Love everything about it!

    Advice: Get it Loaded!!!! Ford also is offering 0% for 60 mths! Can't beat that!

    I love my Explorer! Definately go with the V8, it makes a great difference in power but not a noticeable difference in gas usage. You cannot go wrong with an Explorer. Luxury, comfort, versatility, it has it all!

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    8/5/2002 4:04:34 PM

    2002 Ford Explorer - XLT 4x4

    Pros: The 6 CD changer.

    Cons: Nothing this SUV is great.

    Advice: Buy it...this vehicle is great!

    This vehicle is very reliable.I've had it for 3 years and it has never failed on me.Its comfortable and affordable.I have 3 kids and it fits us all comfortably ,including my husband.The trunk is very spacious.If you are looking for reliable,comfortable,and nice looking SUV the ford explorer should be your choice.

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    7/26/2002 7:03:41 AM

    2002 Ford Explorer - XLT 4x4

    Pros: Push Button 4x4

    Cons: The front hood latch is positioned where it's easy to kick and break off.

    Advice: Shop for the best deal

    Excellent!

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    7/15/2002 2:12:40 PM

    2002 Ford Explorer - Eddie Bauer 4x4

    Pros: 6 disc in-dash CD player

    Cons: Front leg room

    Advice: Go with the fully loaded models. Why settle for less

    At 6'3', my legs are a little bunched up with the seats back and pedals in. However, I purchased the Eddie Bauer 4x4 in July 2002 and it is great.

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    6/26/2002 7:30:13 PM

    2002 Ford Explorer - XLT 4x4

    Pros: the true blue color

    Cons: paying sales tax

    Advice: finance at 0.9 percent for 5 years with ford

    very smooth ride and quiet inside the vehicle