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Pros: 6 disc in dash cd player
Cons: no ac to feet
Advice: ask for x-plan pricingExcellent value! Fun to drive, this car has some zoom, zoom. Let those 200 ponies ride!!
Pros: Leather Seats
Cons: Shift lever in way of stereo
Advice: Great vehicle for the moneyI enjoyed the ride of this vehicle. It handled like a car.
Pros: The V-6 - If it had wings, it would fly!!!!!
Cons: Gas Guzzler. Averaging about 15 mpg.
Advice: Check rental car lots for 2001's. Got mine that way & saved a bundle.Went to the car lot just to 'kick the tires' and see what I liked......Liked it so much, I drove it home. Has a well composed ride, not stiff or choppy. Very comfortable for highway driving. Road and wind noise were not excessive as I had read might be. Feels as big and roomy as the Explorer, but still fits in my garage!!! Good front seat cup holders and lots of storage space in center console.
Pros: it can run over my husband like a speed bump. lol
Cons: it is a gas hog
Advice: get this vehicle while you can.what can i say, it was next to perfect
Pros: Without a doubt - the looks!
Cons: Small fuel tank - unless you have frequent flyer miles at Shell
Advice: Consider the Hybrid coming out in 2003, I wish I would have waitedIt was an educated decision to buy this car. It has the looks, power, and comfort of any other SUV. The CRV and RAV4 are no comparison (those are chic cars on helium.) Only downfalls in my 12,000 miles so far: wind noise and small gas tank. C'mon Ford, help us out - 300 miles on a tank of fuel! Wind noise is no match for the Mach stereo though. Everything else is excellent. Much better looks than the Mazda sister car too. Pulls my camper, family, and cargo easily. Would recommend to anyone looking to upgrade from a car as a first-time SUV owner. Stay away from the XLS; don't cheap out; it's not worth it.
Pros: Everything is with in reach from driver seat
Cons: Console in middle is to big
Advice: Buy it, it is a great vehicleThis vehicle is great. I have had no problems with it and would buy another one. The seats are a little narrow for my husband, but fit my 5'6 frame fine. The kids love the looks of it & I love the ability it carries with it. This is a great all around vehicle.
Cons: Only 16 gallon gas tiank
Advice: Buy XLT with V6 and 4WDI just turned 11,000 miles and must say I've been extremely inpressed. I have a very comfortable seating arrangement, it handles perfectly on the highway at speeds in excess of 80 mph for hours at a time, and has averaged 23mpg at such speeds. No trouble whatsoever. Build and finish are outstanding. Surprise winter snowstorm with 12 inches of snow handled with aplomb. Only complaint is 16 gal gas tank, need to stop every 300 miles. Handles like no other SUV I tried (but no heavy duty off road use here.)