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2001 Ford Explorer

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Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 1149 Ratings for the 1995 - 2001 models.

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  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    8.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.6/10
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Great Utility

By on Tuesday, April 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,352

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Utility, seating comfort"

Cons: "Electrical system"

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

"I've owned this since new. It is great for town and off road, although clearance for much off road is limited. The auto 4x4 works great and has never required service in 150,000 miles. True to Ford products (I've had several), electrical seems problematic. I fight the power doors and windows and have had them serviced frequently. The master window control switch needs replacement now, as well as door locks control. My greatest pro for this vehicle is the great design as a utility vehicle. The rear seats fold totally flat - giving you abundant carrying room. Seats are very comfortable and durable. Watch for problems with starting as it ages however - and look to the master ignition control when it does."

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Nice, Trustworthy Vehicle

By on Sunday, March 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 225,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great running, NO Leaks, EVERYTHING Works!"

Cons: "Oxidized Hood"

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

"Great running vehicle! Last year had new timing chain and engine rebuilt. Would drive this vehicle anywhere!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Still my favorite ride

By on Friday, March 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 282,000

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: "Power, reliability, long term."

Cons: "Center console will get an "arm spot" from elbow."

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

"I've had a lot of cars and trucks over the years, but none has been as good to me as my faithful Explorer has. The overwhelming majority of repairs are in wear parts (break pads, oil changes, tune-ups etc). I've personally put 212K of the 282k on this and am the second owner. I keep ending up driving this thing though I've bought newer cars and trucks I never have sold this and it stays as faithful as a fat old dog. It has plenty of power, but still manages to squeeze 18-20 mpg driving daily. I consider this to be the benchmark of what an SUV should be able to accomplish on a daily basis."

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Transmission needs repair

By on Friday, March 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 179,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Good running car, good engine and tires OK"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Excellent car with all the extras.

By on Friday, February 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "roomy interior, great price, a reliable car."

Cons: "None"

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

"This is a luxury, top of the line Eddie Bower, Ford Explorer in excellent condition for a 1999 automobile. No smokers, no dogs. Tires are only 18 months old. Has never had any engine problems. Owner has maintained auto regularly - oil changes, new shocks, rotors, and breaks in last 3 years. Body and interior in perfect condition except for a small dent on right front bumper. Great driving in the mountains, getting 20 miles per gallon. A good city car too, using only 14 miles per gallon. When bought mileage at 13500, now only at 172 since 2012. These cars are known to last forever!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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