I really enjoyed my Explorer. It
corners well, is well balanced,
therefore travels in snow & on ice REAL
WELL. Mine has a tow package and
overdrive feature. I have towed 4000#
a few times, pulls comfortably on the
level, slow on inclines but what else
do you expect with a 4.0 litre engine?
Power bucket seats! These are the MOST
comfortable I have had in any vehicle
I've driven. Cruise is on the right
lever (real convenient)
Traded SUV with in-laws in 7/03, so I
know the history. After 130,000 miles,
it just had its first repair (excluding
maintenance) - a water pump. V8 runs
great and starts every time. Drove
from Miami to Chicago in July and then
to S. Carolina in December. Would buy
another (with V8 only). Mileage is
acceptable and some interior components
are cheap and deteriorate from sun rays.
Power and height.
Paint is oxidized, faded and beginning
to peel. Some plastic components have
melted from sun.
i got it with 96,000 on it and it
looked and drove like new. now has
108,000 have only changed o2 sensor,
oil and trans fluid. oh yea the front
end squeaked like crazy when i got it
and the dealer replaced front shocks
and grease fittings. havent had any
real problems...has been pretty
reliable. was comfy when we went from
nj to fl and back.
love the control track 4x4...great on
ice and snow. the rear heat/air is
great for kids. lots of cargo room.
well my hubbys f-150 rides a whole lot
smoother. could use better gas mileage.
this was my first 4x4.the ride in
rough terrain was a pleasure to
experience.the controls are well layed
out and easy to use..it rides like a
truck,cause it is a truck.i owned this
vehicle for 7 years and it never
failed when the weather was bad..best
truck for the money
i would have to say ,some of my
favorite feature would be the side
steps for getting in and out of the
vehicle.the moonroof was a must have
option.4x4 on the fly without getting
out of the vehicle was also nice