Ford Explorer UT 2002

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 16:59
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I have been looking at the 2002 Explorer with the F100 type grill. From what I've heard they are a vast improvement on the older models. Does any one out there own one ?. I will be useing it mainly for highway cruising with the aim of getting into outback SA from time to time. Fuel economy figures and any known problems would be great to know. Not interested in the pre 2001-2002 models.
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 17:11

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 17:11
Hey David, only improvment that was made was suspension going to coils they have less ground clearence bloody terrible fuel econamy and not as reliable as the older models if you want to know more about them visit this site.

Click here

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tim D (VIC) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 21:16

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 21:16
was looking at the same model before getting the terracan spoke to a friend who is the service manger for a major ford dealership and he told me that it would be the last car in the world he would buy. they have way to many problems showed me a book of faults about 2 inches thick
so I would stay away from them
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce (San Diego) - Sunday, Aug 01, 2004 at 01:22

Sunday, Aug 01, 2004 at 01:22
Baz, I'll stand up for you

The Ford Explorer is the most popular "SUV" sold on the USA, now doesn't that tell you something, I even have one, a 1998 model with 5.0 V8 2WD and have close on 180,000 miles on it, haven't had any major problems with it, the driver's seat is starting to sag a little and will probably get another one next year.

They're a great all round car but I wouldn't take it rock hopping or extreme 4WD, I would say their 4wd ability would be similar to a Prado.

We saw a group of 4 Explorer's up the Cape last year and they had no problems either way. We did see a couple of Toyotas and Nissans broken down so from that I guess you could say the Explorer's were more reliable than them

Bruce
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Reply By: mr diamond - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 19:56

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 19:56
so you dont intend on ever going of road.
ask bazz he has one i think.
ps im only joking
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Reply By: TheUndertaker - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 20:13

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 20:13
Only people who putbleepe on the Ford are :

ones who have never had one,,,
ones who cant aford one ,and just LOVE to be biased to what was the "yellow peril ",,,,,,,,,,,,so Bite ME.
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 22:20

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 22:20
Hey mate your back wher've ya been mate. I've been here alone defending the Explorer brotherhood, Exploders RULE aaaahhhhhhhh.

Baz.
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Reply By: pjd - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 21:23

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 21:23
SHIRLEY YOU CANT BE SERIOUS IF YOU HAD ANY INTENTION TO GO 4WDRIVING YOU WOULD NO THE ARE A LAST RESORT DONT DO IT! OR IF IT IS TO LATE JUST HIDE YOUR SHAME & DONT TELL ANY ONE
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 22:24

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 22:24
THERE IS NO NEED TO YELL, no worse than any other 4x4 with IFS can't argue with 340nm of torque.
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Follow Up By: pjd - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 19:23

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 19:23
340nm of torque is no good if your broken on the side of the road.you may get there quicker but in my hilux i will get there moer often
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 21:38

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 21:38
The older models were prone to a lot of problems but haven't heard much about the later models. There are a few at work that appear in the carpark everyday so they can't be in the workshop too much.

For highway cruising and the odd dirt road trip they may well be ideal. They are a huge seller in the USA so search the web for some views.
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 23:16

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 23:16
They seem popular with caravaners as they have plenty of grunt and tow well, and I guess they will go down a track that you may not take a comodore, so they would suit this type of user.
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