2000 Ford Explorer Reviews from North America - Page 6 of 12

2000 Ford Explorer XLS V6

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carToyota Tacoma

Summary:

I have found this vehicle to be somewhat disappointing

Faults:

The gas gage always reads 3/4 full, even when I have filled it to overflowing. Used car dealer I purchased it from says they replaced the fuel sensor, but it did not correct the problem. Also, vehicle is very hard to fill with fuel. It must be pumped in very slowly, and it continually trips the fuel nozzle.

The rear wiper never fully wipes the rear window, only a portion of it. I have replaced the blade several times and also had the wiper arm adjusted, it always goes back to not wiping the whole window.

There is a lot of unexplained noise coming from the front end, a kind of groaning rattle. But when I've brought this problem up, nothing is found wrong and the noises haven't been identified. I feel it may have something to do with the steering, as I can almost feel it coming from the steering column.

General Comments:

I do like this model, as far as the interior goes.

It handles very well, is easy to maneuver in parking lots, etc.

I am not sure I would buy this make or model again, though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th September, 2004

15th Dec 2004, 09:03

I had that problem with a used caravan that I bought I finally looked underneath and found that the fuel filler tube was crushed, check that on your vehicle, may have been done during a transportation move or moves, good luck.

2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

Should be an embarassment to Ford. Piece of junk

Faults:

This question should be what hasn't gone wrong with this car.

The Ball joints went right after my warranty was up. Ford still picked up a portion of the bill.

I have replaced inner and outer tired rods twice.

Exhaust manifold breaks every year. First two times was covered under the warranty but the last one Ford refused to pick up even though they had repaired it twice in two years. I paid $1k to repair that.

Light in dash saying "Door Adjar" is stuck on.

Radio stopped lighting up after about 40K miles. From what I hear that happens quite frequently in Fords.

Just replaced Wheel Bearings at 80K miles.

Now I've been told that the Timing belt is off and that I need a number of repairs relating to that.

Rear wiper sometimes works sometimes doesn't. When it does work it only cleans half the window. Have had this replaced as well.

General Comments:

I understand wear and tear on cars and occasional visits to the garage, but I have been faced with costly repairs since I purchased the truck. This wasn't so bad when It was underwaranty, but since the warranty has been up I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on repairs in addition to the wear and tear ones that you have to make (i.e. tired, breaks, etc)

Believe me I do like the truck. It has nice pickup and nice looks. Unfortunately it is a piece of junk : (

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th September, 2004

19th Mar 2006, 00:54

If you think you have problems, trade it for a Chevy blazer. You will pay double to get your explorer back after a month of blazer ownership.

2000 Ford Explorer XLT V6

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired350 miles
Most recent distance100963 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

The Ford Explore is a overall good car and I would recommend it to any one

Faults:

My Explore has been great to me from when I bought it till now. The only thing that has been wrong is the Fuel Pump, which cost me $300 American dollars to fix. And the Air Bag light keeps flashing on the display panel. Nothing is wrong with the Air Bag it is just a problem with the electricial system. Overall this car has been very good to me and I would bye another Ford.

General Comments:

The Explore has a lot of room for 5 and there is a lot of cargo room.

It takes a good push at the gas Petal to get the car from 0 to 60. It also takes a lot of gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2004

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 46 reviews