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Old 11-17-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
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Best year late model Explorer

Thinking of buying a late model explorer (2000-2005) Are any year
models better than others? Any years to avoid? thanks.
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Old 11-17-2005, 18:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Best year late model Explorer

Get an '02 or newer. They were completely redsigned in '02.
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Old 11-18-2005, 05:01   #3 (permalink)
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> "Bob" <fweem1974@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> > Thinking of buying a late model explorer (2000-2005) Are any year models
> > better than others? Any years to avoid? thanks.


2002 was the first year of the new design. Usually a first year model
has a few bugs in them, so I would try for a 2003 or later.
2001 was the last year of the design which started in 95, so most of
the bugs were gone by then. The 2000 should be fine also.

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Old 11-18-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Best year late model Explorer

i have a 2000 Limited and it has been a pretty good auto.

However, Consumer Reports did not rate the 2000 as a good car.
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Old 11-18-2005, 20:01   #5 (permalink)
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"Bob" <fweem1974@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Thinking of buying a late model explorer (2000-2005) Are any year
> models better than others? Any years to avoid? thanks.


Except for a 4WD control module, which was replaced under warranty, our '01
Sport Trac has been flawless.

Dave


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