Ford made this vehicle bland
By jahfre on
2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4dr Crew Cab (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
I bought a Sport Trac in 2001 and drove it for 9 years, putting 260,000 miles on it over the period.
That truck was special. Little details and features were well designed and useful...from the tie-down cleats on the bed to the 'bump' feature on the rear sliding window. Dozens of things made those early model year Sport Trac attractive.
When I finally wore out the first one I ran to the dealership to get another one. UGH. It is a totally different vehicle...so much worse in so many ways I cannot go into all of them.
I use mine to haul rocks, firewood, gravel, etc. The bed was not designed to be used for these things. Awful.
Handling and performance. It feels heavy and lumbering on winding mountain roads where I live compared to the 2001 I had but it does drive nice around suburban neighborhoods and on highways.