New versions of both the Explorer and Mountaineer are expected during the 2001 model year, and the new ones will not share the same styling. The Mercury Mountaineer is a clone of the Explorer but comes only in a four-door body style, while the Explorer also comes as a two-door sport model. Gas mileage was better than expected. I buy Goodyear Wrangler tires. I think the wheel base was changed in the 02's gave it more stability.
I have about 93,000 miles on it and hope to keep it running for a while longer. I love this car overall, has 120K+ miles - going for 125K+. Mechanically, I have only had to replace a front wheel bearing, but overall it has been very reliable. I bought it in January 2014 with only 63k miles showing. To date, I have had zero breakdowns, replaced the power steering pump minor leak and installed new suspension dampers, tires and front brake pads. Just gotta be really careful. Car has been very reliable - oil changes, brakes, new tires, maintenance stuff.
If we received more than one key from the previous owner, we include them. Car still looks good when cleaned up. I could not change the back two plugs on the left hand side of the engine with the regular tools I owned. At Deery Nissan of Dubuque, our vehicles are priced to sell. But my daughter is eying the vehicle, and I might have to adapt my thinking. However, with the rear seats down, you could sleep in it! Hope to keep it running for a long time to come.
The large sunroof is great, too. . It now has 182K miles. The auto 4x4 seems to respond well to wheel spin in wet conditions, although it is not instantaneous. I hooked up a better trailer hitch and towed a 3000 pound holiday trailer and made it home again, my gas mileage declining from about 18 on average to about 12.
I am hoping to get to 200K miles or more. New versions of both the Explorer and Mountaineer are expected during the 2001 model year, and the new ones will not share the same styling. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557435804659 ; listingsSearchManager. Interior room for driver and front seat passenger is surprisingly tight, but the back seat and cargo area are very spacious. This vehicle stays on the road in bad snow storms!! It now has 182K miles.
There are two-door and four-door Explorers with V6 and V8 engines and two- and 4-wheel drive. The auto 4x4 seems to respond well to wheel spin in wet conditions, although it is not instantaneous. The lumbar support adjustment in the drivers' seat no longer works - I suppose I could try to fix it but haven't bothered. The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited. Hope to keep it running for a long time to come. What's the significance of all these numbers? Told me price was negotiable and then when I drove an hour there, all of the sudden they would not adjust price at all.
Still has good body integrity, step bars are starting to rust. I have been on cross-country trips numerous times and it has never let me down. Exterior The slow-selling two-door Explorer is shorter by about 10 inches, both in wheelbase and overall length, than the four-door. And where can I hang a garbage bag?? ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. Handling could be iffy, car could easily go out of control if one oversteers. If you are looking for a no frills get you around car, this may be for you. Ergonomics seem just right with stereo, air conditioning, etc.
Use it every day plus on trips. The two-door model comes in a sport trim and seats four. The Explorer outsold its nearest competitor nearly two-to-one. And where can I hang a garbage bag?? However, with the rear seats down, you could sleep in it! I follow the Owner's Manual for scheduled maintenance. Quick access to automobile-catalog website - type in a browser: a-c.
But my daughter is eying the vehicle, and I might have to adapt my thinking. It has a slight timing chain rattle on start up, hot or cold and the rear wiper does not work. Can throw my bike in the back and go. Original tranny and V-8 engine operate as new. I bought it in January 2014 with only 63k miles showing. To view table with complete performance data and technical specifications including final drive and gear ratios, powertrain description, dimensions, accelerations chart etc.
Simply this: Ford must be doing something right to sell so many Explorers. I have been driving it ever since. I live in the city and it is simple to parallel park. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic, translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog. I have been driving it ever since. Handling could be iffy, car could easily go out of control if one oversteers.