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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 19/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, Flex Fuel, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 467 Ratings for the 2001 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Beat Truck ever

By on Thursday, April 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,100

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Style, fun to cruise, great teen car"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This has been a great family truck... It is sportish and not to big either. This has been a great truck for my son too."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Love this truck.

By on Monday, April 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 111,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun, practical, looks good."

Cons: "No cruise control."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Looks good. Performs well. Reliable. Rugged enough for hauling and camping. Roomy enough for kids and pets. Moved half way across the country and then back again in this truck with no issues."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Lasts a long time if you take care of it.

By on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 330,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliabilty, size, comfort"

Cons: "Bouncy at times, bed small, interior items break"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"It's been extremely reliable. I have over 300,000 miles on the original engine, transmission, rear axle, and most other components. It has needed some repairs, but not many. I have towed other cars with it, loaded the bed up past the roof, and it keeps right on going. The engine is extremely smooth, and the 5 speed automatic shifts well. I had a warranty repair at 35,000 miles for an idle air valve, but it has not seen a shop since then except for tires. I do my own oil changes and minor repairs, and it has not needed any major repairs. It's a little bouncy at times, and the seat doesn't fit me well without an added pad, but I'm willing to put up with these minor inconveniences for the reliability. It is still my daily driver at 12 years old, at 80mph on the freeway!"

12 people out of 20 found this review helpful

Best vehicle I've owned in 50+ years

By on Sunday, March 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 114,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Snow, slush or ice it didn't effect performance."

Cons: "Not availabl any more"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Does everything I had expected from a smaller pickup. Great performance,reliability and comfortable ride."

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Looks nice, drives OK, but not well thought out

By on Thursday, February 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Nice looks, interior good."

Cons: "NOT reliable.Parts-expensive.Break suspension easy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"The truck has nice looks, and a good interior for up to five adults. Spacious enough, but not for those at 6' tall or more. Controls are well laid out, easy to find and use. The V6 is a bit weak; a 302 would have been better, and a manual transmission would have been nice. Sucks gas for a smaller truck. 15 mpg max. The truck is good at what it was aimed at, however, for a 4WD SUV, this is the most brittle and delicate, easily breakable truck I've ever seen. Thousands of dollars in suspension repairs. Eats shocks and ball joints like candy. No springs designed in the suspension; stupid idea. Torsion bars/control arms snap easily. Driveshafts fail at 50k miles; U-joints can't be fixed-all one unit. Costly to repair, maintain, and own. Parts are expensive and hard to get. Sunroof leaks at 5 years old."

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Great vehicle to own and drive.

By on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 138

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This is one of the better values Ford has made. Never had any major problems. Great with the back window that is electric up and down. With the windows open it is like riding in a convertible. Also good to carry long boards."

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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