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2003 Ford Explorer

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 18/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: V6, Flex Fuel, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2003 Ford Explorer Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.5
Out of 10

Based on 1123 Ratings for the 2002 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.2/10

please change the name of this vehicle to EXPLODER

By on Monday, June 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 142,215

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Looks great!"

Cons: "EXPLODES!"

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

"This car was babied.... I owned it for 3 years from 2012 to 2015 and put 7000 total miles on it.... I never traveled the car and then only drove freeway or in town.... This vehicle blew it's engine.... EVERYBODY says 150,000 miles and that's a FORD EXPLODER {not even worth fixing as it will blow up again and again}.... Why wouldn't a dealer just say "Hey i am selling you a disposable car"? Honestly where is the lawsuit against FORD!!!!!"

Really like this vehicle

By on Thursday, June 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Just about everything is great."

Cons: "plastic hatch, high seats"

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

"This is a great vehicle. Big enough to handle just about anything you want to carry. Runs great and has alot of getup and go. Very safe feeling car. The only 2 things I didn't like about this car was the small hatch in the back is made of plastic and cracked. I've seen many others with the same defect. The other thing is that I'm 6'3" tall, and the drivers seat is alittle to high. Can't adjust it down enough for me. Other than that, this car has been very reliable and great for trips and around town driving. When I have to sell it, I'm going to be very unhappy."

A very good workhorse suv

By on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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

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
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "easy to drive"

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

"I purchased this suv used and this truck has worked for my needs perfectly. My son is now shopping for the same suv only newer."

1 person out of 4 found this review helpful

Of the 40 plus cars I've owned, this ranks highest

By on Friday, May 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 144,000

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "All"

Cons: "None"

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

"I bought this Eddie Bauer when it was a year old and had 18,000 miles. Over 10 years and now with 144K later, it runs and drives just like when I bought it! It has never been tuned and still gets 22 mpg on the highway (with AWD). It has never had an A/C repair nor any Freon added but cools just like new!! The very few problems have been minor and inexpensive to repair. I had a 2000 Eddie Bauer that was almost as good as this, except the ride was not good like this one with the improved suspension. Everything on this vehicle is intuitive to operate and always works perfectly! I have a newer Mercedes that I leave in the garage most all the time in favor of driving my Ford!! Obviously, I love it!!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Has been a great dependable car for 11 years

By on Monday, May 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 17,800

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Still runs like new; Overall paint like new."

Cons: "Dent on lower driver's side door & front fender."

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

"Purchased from a dealer in SOCal with 9 miles on the odometer. Had been purchased and returned by buyers. Dealer added chrome rims and running board as incentive for me to buy. During the past 11 years this car has been a dependable work horse. Gas milage is unchanged from when it was new. Great cargo space for camping, carrying my bike in the trunk and even my 8 foot kayak. The reason for my parting with my old friend is that I am now retired and on a limited income and need to economize on gas costs. I now own a home w/single car garage so need a smaller car for this reason."

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Reliable Family Vehicle

By on Monday, May 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "comfort, reliable, dependable, good vehicle"

Cons: "Mileage because of reliability"

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

"This vehicle never gave any problems. Female driver in very good condition. Reliable and serviced on time."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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