Sturdy vehicle. Large V6 is a must. Dual A/C is a must on EXT. Very durable. After 130,000 miles steering was tighter than Chevy sedan and Yukon. Comfortably seats 7 Adults. Ext Allows luggage room for our 6 person family and cooler etc.
4x8s fit on top of rear seats folded down (or removed). Seats come out completely (although very heavy). You can even take out the middle 2 seat bench and replace it with the 3 seat 3rd row bench to leave a huge cargo area!
Rear bench are heavy, maybe add wheels? Ford finally works out almost every bug then stops building the vehicle. Ford could have kept making this model, like this, for 3 or 4 more years, the company would have benefited.