2000 Ford Explorer Reviews from North America - Page 7 of 12

2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L V6 SOHC

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0L V6 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Durable truck inside and out

Faults:

Radio back light was working on and off, now is completely off. Does time really matter?

Oil pinion leaked - replaced for minor cost.

Battery died, but it was the factory battery and needed replacement anyways.

Other minor problems due simply to wear and tear, minor costs to fix. i.e. wiper blades, brakes, door seal, gas cap, leather on steering wheel.

General Comments:

Ford makes a great truck here, Explorer is a wonderful bargain.

I am very happy with it, quick pick up and acceleration.

Excellent braking, excellent steering.

Interior is comfortable enough to sleep in. (trust me, I've done it more than once!)

4X4 performance is top of the line, never gotten stuck (including 2 feet of mud) and never slide on ice, snow, or in the rain.

Great gas mileage, contrary to what's quoted, been on empty with 20 miles to next gas station and still made it there with no problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2004

2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Previous carLincoln Navigator

Summary:

Tough as rock

Faults:

The rear wiper doesn't wipe very clear.

General Comments:

Car is very reliable anywhere you go, its all weather car.

Very quick response on the road and off road.

The transmission kicks very fast and shift smoothly.

Cd changer and radio works fine and the speaker sounds great because of the sub-woofer on rear.

Sunroof and windows are working fine and not giving me troubles.

Style exterior and interior is awesome.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2004

2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 litre, Single Overhead Camshaft

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 litre, Single Overhead Camshaft Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150043 kilometres
Most recent distance194295 kilometres
Previous carOldsmobile LSS

Summary:

FORD=Found On Road Dead... Not Mine

Faults:

The only problems since I've owned this truck have been:

-Idle Air Control Solenoid $120Cdn I diagnosed and replaced it myself.

-Air bag Drivers seat sensor $150Cdn I had it diagnosed and repaired by a dealer. It again is flashing the airbag light at me... meh whatever, I have life insurance.

-Front brake pads $190Cdn diagnosed and replaced at a non-dealer repair facility.

-Tires were replaced, before I got the truck, and I am not happy with the winter performance or wet weather grip of these new tires.

-Rear wiper intermittent problem, never replaced because it works fine 90% of the time.

General Comments:

Overall I am happy with this truck as it is solid inside and out.

The acceleration off the line is comparable to the 5.0l in other Explorers.

Braking power is adequate for the weight of this vehicle.

Wind noise is a bit of a problem at highway speeds, but then again so is fuel consumption. My solution was to set my cruise control at the speed limit rather than 20 to thirty kilometres/hour over it.

I installed a sub-woofer and amp to the factory deck and the sound quality of the system is excellent.

Handling is great I have never felt as though it was going to roll over and burst into flames.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2004

5th Apr 2004, 06:55

Hi!

I'm living in Sweden and I buy a Ford Explorer XLT -96 for 1 months ago. I agree to You, all spare parts pricing is to high. One little electrical switch for up/down window control, i. e price in Sweden 400 SEK = 55 USD, electrical switch for control electrical back window price in Sweden 450 SEK = 62 USD. Where can I buy cheap spare parts.

2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L V8

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.0L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired6400 miles
Most recent distance75550 miles
Previous carDodge Dakota

Summary:

A never ending money pit

Faults:

Rear window wiper motor burned out at 11,000 miles.

Leather on steering wheel became unstitched around 15,000 miles.

Took 8 months to replace Firestone tires on recall with Goodyears.

LCD display on stereo went out around 30,000 miles.

Window rattles inside door when half down.

50,000 miles, the oil pressure gauge stopped working.

Lots of rattles and squeeking noises inside dashboard and panels.

Transmission lost 3rd gear at 74000 miles. Bushing failed, cracked transmission case, metal chips blew the torque converter. Torque converter send metal inside transmission. Extremely expensive repair. Needed transmission rebuilt along with new transmission housing.

General Comments:

This is a wonderful looking vehicle, but has been an expensive venture for a young automobile.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st January, 2004

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