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2004 Ford Explorer

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
7.5
Out of 10

Based on 1108 Ratings for the 2002 - 2005 models.

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  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.2/10
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Par for the course

By on Friday, December 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Style, design, comfort"

Cons: "TERRIBLE transmission"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"Overall it's a good vehicle, but do NOT buy the 6 cylinder. Tranny shot out at 124k miles. You have to see a dealer to check fluid levels; rear air vents are messing up (knocking sound even when the heat/air system is off). The CD player froze, the volume knob doesn't work. Despite maintaining this vehicle everything is falling apart. This vehicle has completely turned me away from Ford. Still own this car and can't decide whether to fix it or cut my losses."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

The Explorer has been reliable

By on Saturday, December 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good value for reliable transportation."

Cons: "SUVs have truck like handling."

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

"I would buy another but for price escalations w/o comparable salary increases in past ten years. ."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great vehicle!

By on Thursday, December 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 184,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Comfortable and easy to get in and out of."

Cons: "Fuel economy stinks."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"If you aren't overly worried about fuel economy, this is a great vehicle. The feature I didn't like, was that it didn't have the option of taking it off of AWD. Everyone who ever rode with me in this vehicle LOVED the smooth ride and comfort. Because it is a bit older now (12 yrs at the time I write this), it ended up having some mechanical issues (blew a rod in the motor even though I was faithful with oil changes, etc.). Over all though, a great SUV...not too big and not too small...just right."

5 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Great value

By on Monday, December 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 300,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great value"

Cons: "burs more gas than smaller vehicle"

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

"I bought this car new, I'm told 300K miles out of a vehicle is great value."

has been good car

By on Friday, November 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"Good car"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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