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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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We are impressed more each time we drive
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By FoggHornn
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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4dr Crew Cab AWD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


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Got a fantastic deal on the adrenalin model at Christmas. Had Acuras since 1989, but they were not motivated to sell me a vehicle. Brand loyalty meant nothing to them. We enjoy sitting higher when driving. This truck provides a tremendous sense of security in winter driving situations. The 6-speed tranny is smooth and the V8 is very flexible. The independent rear suspension gives a much more impressive ride over rough roads compared to the Chevy Silverado I rented last year for a weekend. Fuel economy so far is acceptable at 15-20 mpg in winter driving. I'm expecting a seasonal improvement to 20-26 mpg when the weather warms up, like my Acura TL does. We enjoy driving this truck immensely. Recommend just adding sunny days and a favourite recreational activity. This truck has style, power and tremendous versatility. Big grins. It's a keeper.


Favorite Features

Sunroof, V8, 6-speed auto,awesome stero package with Sirius Sstellite radio, SYNC with bluetooth phone, AWD, Adrenalin styling package with 20" wheels & Pirelli tires, black leather interior, white suede exterior, electric rear window, hard tonneau cover, class 3 tow package, pickup box


Suggested Improvements

Heated seats and mirrors were not available until 2009 model.


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So far so good
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By xero2099
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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Have had my Trac since August, have loved it so far. Had a Focus before this so there was a little bit of an adjustment period but it's all been good. Love the rubberized floor. It's a breeze to clean. Could have done a lot better with the MPG though


Favorite Features

The rubberized floor on the inside makes it a snap to clean after snow or if you were out in the mud. The bed even though on the small side has held up very well with all the stuff I toss into it


Suggested Improvements

Most of this car is fiberglass. Would like the shifter to be on the steering column. Would love to see different interior colors. The brown gets dirty too fast


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Embarassment to America
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By scubajeff
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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


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What in the heck are they thinking in Detroit? Ford has been making trucks for well on 100 years. This is the most uncomfortable truck I have ever been in. This truck is provided as a work vehicle and I hate to get in the thing. The YukonXL I was in previously was by far a more comfortable, good riding truck. This SUV, while being a smaller body, has no excuse not to have a more comfortable and well designed seat at least. Then add the cheap cheap leather, and interior which looks like its a year old already, and I can see why the big three reps apologized for building cheap cars. This wasn't cheap, but it sure is built that way. Fit and finish? What a joke. Never again Ford. Never.


Favorite Features

Power.


Suggested Improvements

Interior quality, seat design, r&d and get the thing out there to test it with real people and not computer models.


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Adrenalin can't be beat & turns heads
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By DrDon
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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4dr Crew Cab AWD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


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I couldn't resist buying a brand new showroom leftover Adrenalin & taking advantage of Ford employee discounts. Traded in a 05 Silverado SE Special Edition Extended Cab and there's simply no comparison in quality - Ford wins hands down. The ride is tops, the look is...well, the Adrenalin turns heads everywhere I've gone. Definitely buy the Navigation option with Sync. Makes a world of difference. Black interior is nice but I would've enjoyed a two-color treatment. Still, this car/truck combination is versatile, sporty, smooth, cool & a real winner. Might be the best vehicle I've ever owned - and I've had many.


Favorite Features

Navigation, smooth ride, ground effects treatment, sunroof, power rear window & 20" wheels (it could also easily handle 22"). I like the full four door cab plus the advantage of a pickup bed, even if a short one.


Suggested Improvements

Wish all Sports Tracs, incl. Adrenalin, had the rear back up camera which is being put into the F150s. But nothing in the world is perfect. The fancy, eye-catching Sport Trac Adrenalin is car-show ready, direct from the factory. Good show Ford!


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Perfect so far
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By PaCOP
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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have this vehcle about a month and thus far it is great. The Sport Trac seems the perfect fit as I wanted something between a full size pick up and a compact. The bed's a little small but still capable of hauling 4x8 sheets when fitted with a couple 2x4 in the notches in the bed. The interior is roomy and comfortable. Not extravagant but I am still satisfied. MPG could be improved, so far getting 16mpg but would prefer if Ford could up that to 20. The V6 has been adequate and the 5 speed auto is smooth. satelite radio is nice. The molded bed w/ compartments and tiedowns is well designed. Overall look is very appealing.


Favorite Features

I like the overall appearance as well as the interior room. Versatlity of having the bed is nice. Satellite radio is nice, rides good. Dark blue is nice color.


Suggested Improvements

MPG could be improved. I'm getting 16 mpg. Weird inside door handles. Side mirrors could be slightly larger. Console storage just a bit wider to fit a CD. Garage opener holder is wasted space. Tonneau cover should be easier to remove. Black cloth interior should be all black, not two tone with camel


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