2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L SOHC from North America
My worst nightmare!!!
I have had the ball joint in the upper control arm on the passenger side replaced at 27,000 miles. That same night I had to bring it back for a grunting noise when turning left. The grease filled boot at the end of the steering column was dry and needed to be greased up. I had the valve springs replaced at 32,200 miles. Ford had the truck for a week to fix that and then I get it back and they put 59 miles on it. They claim it is all part of Quality Check. I didn't even have the car back a week and had to bring it back in. It was running really rough and there was a metal twangy noise coming from the front driver's side.
Very disapointed in it.
I have not had it for 2 years yet and am having all of these problems.
Will never buy another Ford product again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th May, 2003
Well, to be fair, when you buy an 8-year old vehicle with 86,000 miles on it, you don't know what you're getting. The previous owner probably never changed the transmission fluid, never took care of the vehicle, and if you asked them they'd say "This car was great! I never had to do a thing to it!" Plus, you found out it really had been in an accident. You can't blame the vehicle when it had been trashed before you got it. Somebody palmed a wreck off on you, and now you're paying for it.
I bought the Explorer 2009 model in Nov 2008. Has been a dream so far. Rides the sand dunes (with reduced air pressure) like a pro!
My Explorer Sport (2000) has 148k on it, and it starts everyday in the winter and summer. I paid 800$ for it 6 months ago, and if it lasts another 2 years, I will be happy. Wish I'd had it years ago. My next new truck will definitely be a Ford, they make the best running American trucks, and the sturdiest work vehicles as well.