2000 Ford Explorer Reviews - Page 5 of 13

2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.0L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired49850 miles
Most recent distance56350 miles
Previous carToyota Avalon

Summary:

For a smaller sized SUV, it is okay

Faults:

Clutch fan needed replacing. When driving in hot (100+ degrees) weather, the temperature gauge goes to the high side of "normal" but not into the Red (Hot) zone. This still happens even after replacing the clutch fan and while driving with the AC off. Thermostat works fine, AC puts out 40 degree cold air at the vents, anti-freeze is fine, no leaks in radiator or water pump. After shutting down the engine, I can hear the antifreeze boiling in the overflow container.

Taking to my local Ford dealer to see if they can do something else to prevent running it hot. Maybe an electrical fan added to the radiator area would help. Who knows?

General Comments:

No other problems noted in the 6 months that I have owned the vehicle. Wish there was more leg room in the rear seat. When adults are in the rear seat, the driver and passenger seats have to move pretty far forward to provide a little leg room to rear seat occupants.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2006

2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4 litre V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4 litre V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired132000 kilometres
Most recent distance172000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Acclaim

Summary:

Problematic, but a great vehicle overall

Faults:

Front brake pads had to be replaced.

Electrical issues that have yet to be resolved.

Had to replace the battery and bought 5 brand new tires.

Transmission was leaking slowly.

Front axle was seizing up and would have needed replacing soon.

General Comments:

Truck is very solid and saved my bacon in a accident where I was hit by a bus.

Hard on gas, but very responsive.

Lots of handy features.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2006

2000 Ford Explorer XLS V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.8 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles
Previous carford explorer

Summary:

A complete waste of money and an inconvenience to every aspect of my life

Faults:

Tires recalled.

Seat bolt recalled.

Ignition backed up and ignition wires burnt out.

New steering column.

New power steering unit.

The check engine light goes on every 200 miles or so.

Replaced every spark plug in the engine numerous times.

Engine overheated even after coolant was refilled many times, and after entire system was checked for leaks.

Rattling noise persists even after missing engine parts were replaced.

Car jerks back and forth due to a poorly assembled steering unit.

The luxury of driving 12 rental cars and riding in 4 different tow trucks as my car was taken to the shop to get "fixed".

Literally about 50 more problems I've had in the last 2 years.

General Comments:

If I had no warranty with this car the total amount I would have paid to get it fixed every time it broke down would be well over $10,000.

There are absolutely no perks to this truck, because even in 4 wheel drive it handles pretty rough in the snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th December, 2005

2000 Ford Explorer north face 4.0 petrol V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 petrol V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance38000 miles
Previous carFord Galaxy

Summary:

A brilliant car!!

Faults:

Nothing Significant.

General Comments:

Fantastic car. Had it now almost a year and been impressed with everything it has shown me. Well mannered in all road conditions whether in a jam or cruising at high speed. Ceaseless power on tap and a lovely roar from the engine. Well equipped and everything continues to work. Loads of space and very comfortable. Costly on petrol, but well worth it for the level of comfort and quality of drive. Even after a year it still fells like a special occasion every time I go out! Buy one and never regret it - from my experience.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th November, 2005

30th Aug 2006, 12:34

You don't see many reviews of SUV's like the Explorer in the UK, I have a few questions.

1) I have never heard of a "north face" Explorer, is it any different then a standard one?

2) Two doors or four?

3) Do you see many other Explorers and other American SUV's in the UK? (I would assume not as anti-American sentiment seems high there and I hear gas is around $8-9 a gallon for you guys (Ouch!) ).

2000 Ford Explorer LXS 4 litre from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4 litre Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired169000 kilometres
Most recent distance171000 kilometres
Previous carFord Aerostar

Summary:

My daughters and I love the look and ride!

Faults:

I have had this vehicle for 5 months and it has a few problems. The vehicle wouldn't start several times so the alternator was replaced. Still having problems with it not starting. The doors in the rear won't open all the time and now one is broken. The gauge for rotations per minute constantly go up and down when starting vehicle. There is a strange noise when starting vehicle? Doesn't happen all the time however.

General Comments:

Nice looking vehicle, but unsure if I will be happy long term with it. Just went on my first long road trip and it performed well despite problems I have been having with the doors and hard starts. I need to spend some time and money on a few repairs and maintenance and hopefully resolve problems. I find that the vehicle is a water sponge. Every time it rains I find water around the inside of the doors. Have to wipe them down. Starting to rust there.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st September, 2005

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