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2003 Ford Explorer Sport

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 18/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.1
Out of 10

Based on 315 Ratings for the 2000 - 2003 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    8.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

Most reliable vehicle I've ever owned!

By on Sunday, March 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 228,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Great reliability, easily passes cars"

Cons: "Rough ride, cramped interior"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Interior is cramped for men and long legged individuals and the ride is rough but this aside, it has been the best vehicle I've owned."

Lousey engine

By on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 122,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "solid suspension"

Cons: "Engine"

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

"Very bad design one timing chain in front and one timing chain in rear to replace this rear chain you have to pull the motor!STAY AWAY FROM THIS SOHC engine this 4.03 is unreliable and poorly designed I have over $4,000 in a $2,000 vehicle"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

I love this vehicle.

By on Monday, August 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 167,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Only issue is it is a bit rough on the ride side due to its short wheelbase. If you are on bad asphalt or concrete roads it jostles you around pretty good. Comfort is great for me and I like being able to park about anywhere due to it's size. Car sized without making you feel like your rump is just above the roadway."

13 people out of 14 found this review helpful

We purchased this vehicle as a back up

By on Saturday, August 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 250,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Strong engin"

Cons: "Is a gas hog"

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

"This truck is a god sent. It has had our back the hole time we've had it,and is still going strong, no matter how horrible it now looks due to rust & a lil accident but running strong none the less."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

It got to where I needed to go.

By on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 192,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "it gets to where you need to go"

Cons: "all at once major repairs. no room"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"I bought at 123,000 the previous owners hardly drove it only for long distance for work. Its not as roomy as I would of liked it to be. hard to get in the back seats. 4wheel drive was worth it. only had cloth int.would had something better. at 150,000 when the door locks didn't work. $200 for each side.Only did the driver side. Then the sway bars,the side runners rusting out. No major work until now. One of the timing chains is going bad! Its an overall reliable vehicle."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

functional

By on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Nice interior with plenty of leg room. Specs say 5 seats, but only equipped for 4. Runs great and drives nice for a truck. rear window defective bolts allow it to move side to side and rub on the metal body. Overall, I really like this vehicle."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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