2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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4.6
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There when I need it

by from Burnaby, BC on July 9, 2007

On the positive, after owning it for 3 yrs I still get comments on it's looks. When people ride in it they are surprise at all the standard equipment and toys. It is the only Ford I have ever seen or ...
On the positive, after owning it for 3 yrs I still get comments on it's looks. When people ride in it they are surprise at all the standard equipment and toys. It is the only Ford I have ever seen or heard of that had so much standard equipment. Too bad the company doesn't learn to do that with more vehicles. The box looks tiny, but with the gate down and the extender I can carry anything I like. Key word "I". On the complaint side, it is under powered at the bottom end, but it is a 4x4 with a 4 ltr. It is really tough to back up. One of the few vehicle I drive regularly that needs a back-up sensor.
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Fun truck, handles well in all weather,

by from Salt Lake City on October 15, 2007

Perfect for what I need. Bought mine used and it is still going strong. Cute body style and interior is comfortable...nothing crazy, simple.
Perfect for what I need. Bought mine used and it is still going strong. Cute body style and interior is comfortable...nothing crazy, simple.
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Nissian- Sentra

by from Dallas, Texas on December 4, 2006

I really like the overall design and funtionality of the the FORD Explorer SportTrac. It meets the need of the modern growing family with 4 doors and the week-end "do-it-your-selfer" that's has limit...
I really like the overall design and funtionality of the the FORD Explorer SportTrac. It meets the need of the modern growing family with 4 doors and the week-end "do-it-your-selfer" that's has limited use for the compact bed.
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Keeps on truckin'

by from Buffalo NY on March 13, 2015

I bought mine used back on 2010, so it was already a 7 year old car... but that didnt stop it from being solid as a rock. Chevy should take note. I've owned it for 4 years, put 35k miles on it on top ...
I bought mine used back on 2010, so it was already a 7 year old car... but that didnt stop it from being solid as a rock. Chevy should take note. I've owned it for 4 years, put 35k miles on it on top of the 80 it already had, and this thing has not had one major problem. So far I've had to replace a transmission line which was so cheap and took me 20 minutes, and the alternator which I got for around 130 reman'd and took me ten minutes to do. The design of the truck is simple and very efficient, perfect for the handyman/outdoorsman with friends and family to transport. The bed may be smaller than the avg pickup but there are enough tie points to secure just about anything. I dont advise it, but i drove with a 7'x7' hot tub resting on top of the rails and made a 10mile trip home just fine. The only complaints I have are minor- the trailer hitch could be better (which on the XLT Prem it is) and the wind noise could be better. If you want a truck but dont want to sacrifice space and save some cash, this is the vehicle for you. It's also quite stlyish and unique on the roads, and was the first of its kind before Nissan made its frontier similar and then Chevy produced the god-awful avalanche.
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GReat truck

by from orlando on August 28, 2012

This truck is comfortable for a family but still offers the truck bed for hauling. Very reliable with almost no problems at 150000 miles. Will probably buy another one
This truck is comfortable for a family but still offers the truck bed for hauling. Very reliable with almost no problems at 150000 miles. Will probably buy another one
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Good and Bad

by from Sherwood, AR on March 19, 2015

Bought this truck in the past year and she takes me anywhere, I use it as a daily driver and a racer, I have done many performance modifications to it, such as fuel injection ratio tuner, K&N cold air...
Bought this truck in the past year and she takes me anywhere, I use it as a daily driver and a racer, I have done many performance modifications to it, such as fuel injection ratio tuner, K&N cold air intake, champion spark plugs, tuned the camshaft a little, etc. and I did some cosmetic work on it as well such as painted rims, mesh grille, dipped my truck pearlescent, put neon lights in the cab hooked up to a toggle switch, put rain guards on the doors, new nerf bar, etc. it is all the kind of mean look you want it to be at night and a family vehicle during the day. Easily modify-able and tunable. But the problem I have run into twice is this truck is a maintenance queen, sure it's very reliable, but you have to tend to it constantly. It eats Control arms and ball joints and bearings like it's candy or birthday cake. I've changed out two control arms already and every bearing. And it's a pain in the butt and it does take all day, so I hope you have time on your hands. It's a very good truck, if you can keep up with the work.
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The Little Truck that Does

by from chicago on May 9, 2013

Great all around truck. Has all the room to haul the kids and bikes to the trails to ride. It is a little country and a little rock and roll. While clearly not as beefy as an F-150, but easier to park...
Great all around truck. Has all the room to haul the kids and bikes to the trails to ride. It is a little country and a little rock and roll. While clearly not as beefy as an F-150, but easier to park and better on gas. Plenty o power both in interior features and under the hood. Works in the city well as a daily driver, yet room for weekend activities.
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Perfect

by from Long Beach, CA on October 15, 2015

My dad bought this truck for my mom back in 2003. I just started college and needed a car since I was commuting. He decided to buy himself a used car and hand this one to me because it is so reliable ...
My dad bought this truck for my mom back in 2003. I just started college and needed a car since I was commuting. He decided to buy himself a used car and hand this one to me because it is so reliable and safe. We've gone on at least 15 camping trips with this truck, half of which were in camping areas over 300 miles away. No problems at all. I'd like to add the fact that I have 5 people in my family and on those long camping trips we fit perfectly fine. My two siblings and I sat in the back. Me and my middle brother are 5'8" and the youngest only 11 but we fit well nonetheless and very comfortably as well. I've only been using it for 2 months and I absolutely love it. In the future if I am able to get my hands on a 2010 sport trac I will definitely do it but for now I am more than satisfied. 10/10
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