2000 Ford Explorer Reviews - Page 2 of 13

2000 Ford Explorer XLT V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired17000 kilometres
Most recent distance99900 kilometres

Summary:

Good

Faults:

Transmission would not shift up properly. I have seen other reviews that called this "flaring." This occurred when I had 60000 km and just over 3 years ownership. Ford would not do anything about it except put in another transmission. This truck had a new transmission when I got it! I took it to an independent transmission shop and had it repaired for $750.00.

The sway bar end links had to be replaced at 91000 km.

No other problems with this truck. I have been generally happy with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2010

2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.0L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150 miles
Most recent distance160 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Looks good, but outdated

Faults:

Control arm bushing squeaked due to wear.

5.0L motor was replaced due to water in the cylinder.

General Comments:

This SUV gets only 15 MPG with the AWD, but it has plenty of power!

Leather seats are good for kids, and the wear is OK.

Cassette tape is fine, I put a converter for MP3, ipod. The stereo system sounds great!

Love the radio and fan/temp controls on steering wheel and sunroof.

Put a plastic mat in the back to keep out dirt.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2009

2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired87800 miles
Most recent distance88500 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tahoe

Summary:

I just can't a-FORD it!

Faults:

In April of this year I purchased the 2000 Explorer Sport with 86,800 miles from a used dealer, who promised it had not been in an accident. We knew the bumper cover needed to be replaced (appeared to have been broken loose on one side by snow) and got the price down to $4000. We checked it over, all clean fluids, appeared to have been well taken care of, only a few minor items broke (side mirror switch, door reflector).

We took the truck to Ford for the bumper, and to have them realign the rear wiper, and were informed the frame was bent and the wiper motor had to be replaced. $2500 later, back on the road.

Less than 600 miles later, the transmission went, another $2300.

Now at 87,450 miles it turns over, but won't start in cold weather. Took back to Ford for another repair on the wiper (this one free) and full tune up. $700 later it appears to start (hasn't been as cold again yet), but rear wiper still doesn't work.

Back again today, and they are tearing apart the hatch to identify the reason for no power (it worked before they replaced the motor, just wouldn't align to the window).

Rear wiper did not align with the window when purchased.

Transmission went less than 600 miles after purchase.

Would not start in cold weather.

Rear-wiper - new motor has never worked consistently.

General Comments:

We thought it would be a good second car. But after $9,000 and less than 700 miles, I do not have a dependable automobile, and the gas mileage isn't anywhere near that of the Tahoe. Was hoping it would burn up before they fixed the recalled cruise control.

I know this model replaced the Bronco II (one of which we had for 13 years without major incident), but I think this is my last Ford.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th December, 2008

19th Dec 2008, 22:07

It really makes no sense to blame the manufacturer for the faults of your vehicle when it most likely was the previous owners neglect. Next time run a carfax report on your vehicle before buying it. In my state if your vehicle was in an accident and it has a bent frame and it was not reported to you as the purchaser, the dealer would be fined a serious amount of money.

20th Dec 2008, 11:47

I have a 2002 Explorer Sport with over 100,000 miles that has never had a single problem of any kind, let alone any of those you mention. I always say the key is maintenance. If you buy a rebuilt wreck, you don't know what you're getting, and you should expect some trouble.

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 50 reviews