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2004 Ford Explorer Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by goffprof

A member in Connecticut, United States


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Reviewed: 2004 Ford Explorer

4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Why the 2004 Ford Explorer?

Why Not the 2004 Ford Explorer?

Reliability & durability

Absolutely TERRIBLE transmission problems that Ford refuses to address. I won;t buy another Ford despite the fact I have 3 in my driveway now.

Fuel economy

13 - 14.5 for a V6! Ridiculous.

Dealer practices

The Dealers are OK but the Ford Factory is the worst of any manufacturer. I tried to get a factory representative to call me back about my repeated transmission / drivetrain problems but NO ONE would return my calls. Ford Factory Customer Service is ZERO.

Materials & workmanship

Constant problems, failed transmission and drivetrain, junk!

Powertrain performance

Rear limited slip axle failed twice and was replaced twice under warranty.

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