I have found this to be an excellent vehicle. Interior is as new. Very limited repairs aside from a couple of brake jobs. Michelin tires put on by Ford for free are still serving me. Tows a 4,000 lb. trailer no problem..in the mountains. AWD has proven to be terrific. Have passed stalled/stuck buses, cars, SUV's many times in the mountains. Everything works! 11 years old.
AWD. Leather. Low maintenance. Computer mileage, outside temp V8, towing capacity. Mileage is reasonable for a V8. 20-21 highway
I still love to drive my Explorer. I've never had a problem with mine although several of my friends have had minor problems with theirs. I was worried about getting an American made car so I purchased the extended warranty. I've never had a reason to use it though. My second car is a convertible Mini Cooper which is a blast to drive but I still use my Explorer to do all of my main driving because I like it so much.
Up until recently, I enjoyed my
Explorer very much. At about 68,000
miles the check engine light started
coming on and Ford didn't help much
finding the REAL cause. I was given
estimates as high as $2300.00 to fix
exhaust problems that, after much
investigation, turned out to be simply
that my gas cap wasn't tightened
properly after I left the service
There's lots of cargo space. I love the
auto lights, keyless entry, moom roof
and leather interior. The V-8 has lots
of power and the car is real good
As a rule I have enjoyed owmning my Explorer. The only real complaints I
have are the rear bumper design, the fact that the back seems to be a dirt
magnet, and the cargo inside slides all over the place even when I drive slow
and careful. The rear bumper is attractive, however, it holds a "ton" of dirt
just from ordinary driving, no dirt roads and it is difficult to clean out. I am
encountering transfer case problems with it that are very expensive to repair
and no one seems to want ot include them on the extended warranty plans.
If anyone has any ideas, I would appreciate them.
Some way to keep the back cleaner, especially the bumper.