Not pleased, 50000km's and have had 2
blown trannys, 1 front end suspension,
1 computer module, rusted step bars, 2
passenger balljoints, And I pamper the
thing, no off roading, and I drive like
a granny. Never another Explorer. Also
a clunk from the rear that the dealer
can't fix, apparently it is normal, it
is not, I have driven others with no
lot's of interior room for carrying
cargo. lighted mirrors are nice.
Make a more reliable SUV, You get what
you pay for, NEVER BUY AN EXPLORER!
I am delighted that so far I have been
able to put appliances, etc that I need
to haul in the back of my Explorer
Sport without any difficulty.
The suspension is a little bumpy
though, even on decent roads. When the
weather is cold the back door sticks
and I can't get it open. Cold weather
really affects the Explorer, and not
for the good. My engine sometimes
sounds like a vacuum cleaner.
I would not recommend 2 doors for a
family of more than 2- difficult to get
out of te back.
Cargo space, automatic 4 wheel drive
Don't tell customers that the expensive
extended warranty covers them from
bumper to bumper. I haven't been able
to get ANYTHING covered by that
warranty. For $1500 I could have paid
for repairs at my own mechanic's place
and still come out ahead.
I traded in my 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Spyder so I could get a dependable
SUV...what a mistake I made. I have
only had this car for 11 months and
have had nothing but problems. Timing
chain (3 times), transmission (3
times), stalls out when you shift into
gear, EGR Valve, and countless
others. I hate this car!
The only problem that I have had is
that the timing chain was making a
rattle on my V6SOHC engine. Fun to
drive and great for a small family. I
definately will consider the Explorer
with 3 rows when it comes time to
purchase again. They could improve
slightly on the driver's seat having a
little more room. Also the rear wiper
seems to be in a spot where it can be
V6 SOHC engine, 4WD, CD and tape,
More room for driver, seat back
pockets seam to 'strech out' easily.