5Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer (2002-2005)

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4.4

17 reviews · Statistics

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82%18%0%

Build Quality
4.3 (3)
Value for Money
4.0 (3)
Cleaning & Maintenance
5.0 (3)
Noise Level
3.7 (3)
Braking
4.0 (3)
Acceleration / Power
3.7 (3)
Gear Shifting
3.7 (3)
Suspension
4.0 (3)
Fuel Efficiency
3.3 (3)
Handling
4.0 (3)
Interior Design
4.3 (3)
Boot Size
4.3 (3)
Comfort
5.0 (3)
Features
5.0 (3)
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Reviews

17 reviews
Wylie H.
Wylie H.2 posts
 

Ford explorer Sport XLT 4WD SUV v8

My Ford explorer Sport XLT 4WD V8 2002 automatically in Australia Perth is something I found at scrap yard and bought it for cheap and re-registration and put 4 new struts battery and rebuild automatically gear box .and . I thing it has a lot of good point lovely car to drive smooth .lot of room indercater and wiper all on one stick air conditioning /heating is great in car sound cool with that 4.6ltr single over head cam motor . Show details
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CBC
CBCACTCanberra 2600, ACT
 
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corey
coreyboyne island15 posts
 
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Phredd
PhreddVICCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC57 posts
 
Kidshorsesme
KidshorsesmePerth43 posts
 
Genghis7777
Genghis7777Christchurch14 posts
 
marg.
marg.2 posts
 

my v8 explorer is just great we dont have many here in Australia but i have owned a few so has one o

My ford explorer is just great heaps of power very comphy plenty of room great for long distance very good on fuel mine is a v8 ido around 320kms on $20 we have long distance between towns my daughter and son own one and they are both very happy wether they are 5 seater or 7seater ther is heaps of room they handle really well on our roads as here in Australia our roads are not good but the explorer does well i love it

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Gary
GaryGold Coast2 posts
 
Burry21
Burry21
 

2003 Limited V8

I bought this vehicle as an upgrade from the 2000 V6 Exploder! Can't be happier! This unit tows a caravan as well as bush bashing and being used everyday. Tyre wear very good as is reliability. Lots of accessories available from US that keeps it looking modern. Still a head turner at 10+ years old! Not for sale!
Driving comfort for driver and passengers.
No longer produced! Show details
Adrian B
Adrian BPerth2 posts
 
Outermost
Outermost3 posts
 

Excellent

We bought our new ford explorer after being happy with the previous 6 cylinder model. Straight away we noticed the difference between the two cars in that the older model explorer was a bit like driving a rocky boat at times and was sloppy in the suspension, but the new explorer seems to hold alot firmer to the road and around corners. I love the traction control and find this car incredibly safe. I am a women driver and this car does not feel too big to drive or park. Love my V8!!!!
The room of a 7 seater. A good car for larger people and larger families. Traction control. Beautiful V8 engine.
Original muffler really was not efficient. We had it changes and not only does it sound excellent now but goes even better!!
Phreddo
PhreddoAU
 
rickstar62
rickstar623 posts
 

OK

We have the 2002 limited model. Bought it new, currently there is 185km on the clock. Would love to know if it can be converted to LGP have had difering opinions.
the v8 is a pleasure to drive around town. Plenty of room with the third row seats. excellent towing vehicle cant fault it.
Engine is alittle thirsty, some of the parts (waterpump) are expensive, fairly low resale value. Low ground clearance makes it difficult off road. Show details
andrew.tobin
andrew.tobin
 
chezzrob
chezzrob
 

Questions & Answers

Chris C.
Chris C.

my girlfriends Explore has a rather loud rattle in the engine bay at which point her engine oil pressure light came on too, checked there is plenty of oil

the noise is like a really loud tappet noise & only just happened yesterday

Aaron hook
Aaron hook

I have a 2003 ux Explorer it has a 1600kg towbar I need to upgrade it to a 2500kg do I need to get a hole new Towbar or do I just have to get a 2500kg goose neck with a levelling kit

Terry R.
Terry R.

is there a 4 wheel drive explorer

Phredd
Phredd  

All Ford Explorers are four wheel drive, those manufactured from 2001 to 2005 that were imported by Ford to Australia have high and low ratios and limited slip differentials

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