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Ford Explorer 2002

The Detroit News's view

May 22, 2002

There aren’t many nicer driving roads in North America than California’s Pacific Coast Highway, also known as Highway One or simply the PCH. Our choice to negotiate the PCH, especially ... Read More
Orlando Sentinel's view

December 20, 2001

It’s easy to assume that after the Ford Explorer/Firestone tire controversy, which had Explorers rolling over after relatively high-speed tire failures, Ford might want to make some changes t... Read More
The Morning Call and's view

December 2, 2001

By now, everyone knows of the travails of the previous Ford Explorer, with tires that had a propensity to come apart. Needless to say, it cast a long shadow over one of Ford’s most successful... Read More
The Detroit News's view

August 15, 2001

Our neighbors recently took delivery of a new 2002 Ford Explorer. Its maiden voyage was a family vacation to northern Michigan. He was thrilled with the Explorer’s ride, saying the sensation... Read More's view

April 5, 2001

If last summer’s Ford/Firestone tragedies had never happened, then the 2002 Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineers just arriving in showrooms would be praised as the new standard among mid-s... Read More
The Miami Herald's view

April 5, 2001

If it weren’t for the controversy surrounding Ford Explorers and Firestone tires, the arrival this month at dealerships of an all-new Explorer would be cause for unbridled superlatives. The ... Read More's view

March 18, 2001

The first thing you notice about the all-new 2002 Ford Explorer now arriving in showrooms isn’t the redesign with larger dimensions or the new more potent engine teamed with a smoother 5-spee... Read More's view

March 18, 2001

The wind blew west at 20 mph, pushing a heavy mist across the roads of this chilled industrial town. I should have been in the 2002 Ford Explorer XLT I left at home in Virginia. Instead, I wa... Read More's view

February 17, 2001

Ford’s new Explorer is bigger, smoother and more refined. Ford’s redesigned 2002 Explorer remedies many of the old model’s shortcomings. It is bigger inside, has a fold-down thir... Read More's view

February 4, 2001

In reviewing new cars and trucks, I often first try to put you where you will spend most of your time – in the driver’s seat. Sometimes we pop the hood first to see what we’ve got... Read More