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2001 Ford Explorer - Consumer Opinions


Consumer Opinions from Around the Web

We have scoured the web for consumer reviews of this car and found the best ones for you to read. Found 638 reviews. This list is displayed in ranked order based the reviews we think are the best.
good ford
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: appearance and finish very good,seats are comfortable and interior finish is good Cons: not the best gas milage,had to replace fuel pump at 58,000 miles,
brakes not the best Overall: good vehicle,i would probably buy another one...

So far so good.

..."Have owned 6 days so far.Best mpg was 24.04 on highway
driving 55mph with a slighty tail wind.Be sure to perform a real good inspection before purchase.Time will tell if i made a right choice.Definatly ride like a truck.Paid $4
,900.00 with 115,000 miles on it.Have a nice day."...

I love my car!!
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: I love the sporty look, the way the car handles and drives and all the options that are available.
Cons: The 6 disc in dash cd changer. Once it breaks, and it will, it costs more to replace it that what it was originally worth and it cannot be fixed. Overall: I love it!!!...

a fairly good suv
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: its sit up high the ride is good Cons: the color the rest of the car is fine Overall: it serve the purpose for what I needed it for its o.k. for a second car...

Source: MSN Autos


Good til 90,000

...I can't complain about the room inside. If you need a vehicle to haul things, move, or tow the Explorer is nice as far as SUVs go. However, the interior design in the driver's area isn't really great. One big issue is the arm rest/compartment in the middle. Very easy to break and expensive to fix. Gage readers fail readily in dashboard. I had one go in each vehicle. Gas mileage is obviously not stellar. When I bought my '99 I got about 23mpg city and 26mpg on hwy, but that drops as the vehicle ages. My '01 gets about 20mpg city and 24 hwy."...

We like it
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: Very safe feel when driving. Good visibility.
4 wheel drive is nice. Good cargo space. Cons: You hit a bump in the road, you can sure feel it.
Overall: owned for 2 months. so far so good. Uses very little oil. We enjoy the sun roof. Avr. 19 mpg. I will always own a suv. Sorry Al Gore...

Good, dependable truck
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: Good looking. Fairly peppy. Good ride. Seats are comfortable. Cons: The headlights could do a better job of lighting the road. Overall: Would recommend to anyone...

SUV problems
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: Style and height Cons: Transmission valve had to be rebuilt with new improved seal kit.
Also rear pinion seal had to be replaced. Power door lock solenoid rivet broke loose making power door lock inoperable.
Noise in front wheel coming from a possible bad cv joint or axle or wheel bearing Overall: Would not recommend owning another one...

Decent Value
Source: MSN Autos

...It was warranty work, and repaired timely and effectively. Fairly dependable vehicle, not great for moms or families. It's small and can fit in compact parking which is great. Ford has issues with it's front ends though, I've had mine five years and now it needs to be aligned, I've had to replace a motor in the engine because the engine wouldn't idle, and the driver's side lock sometimes doesn't like to unlock. Over all, I've been satisfied, despite some of the issues, it was my first brand new car and it did what I needed it to do. gas mileage is fairly decent, but not that great, 18-20 mpg...

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