I purchased my truck in June 03, over
the weekend i was rear-ended at 65mph.
The truck has since been totalled, but
I am alive with a bruise! I was told a
police officer i should have died.
He hit my rear corner and it folded,
the roof began to buckle from the force
and i was plowed into a guard rail, I
loved my truck but safety is FIRST, and
i walked away with 1 bruise and
whiplash, not to mention because i was
stopped i didn't have my seatbelt on. I
would buy another Explorer in a
heartbeat. It may be a rough ride, but
the bells and whistles are fun to have
plus if you have children it's the most
safest vehicle on the road (personally)
digital gas and temp. reading, good
pickup, great ride for long drives.
Tends to be a bit thirsty for gas, and
little bumpy on highways.
I purchased my Explorer Sport new and
found that it did not handle well on
wet roads and curves. Besides a hefty
transmission repair bill, I have had
issues with the ABS system, air bag
indicator light, and keyless remote
system. Before I purchase my next
vehicle I will review any Technical
Service Bulletins and Recall notices
on the National Highway Safety website
as I saw a number of issues listed for
the Explorer that I am experiencing.
Discontinue this model unless the
newer models have addressed the
well i liked the car untill the
transmission went after 37, 000 mile
the car was only used to go to work and
home and the transmission went and they
refused to give me a new one they only
gave me a rebuilt one
I bought the truck with 36000 miles and
I've had my explorer for 16 months now
and I've had a/c and transmission
issues. I had the compressor changed
and a new pressure control valve
changed in the transmission. Since
then I've had no issues with my truck.
I'm looking for an expedition because
we just had another baby and the back
seat just isn't roomy with a big car
seat. Other than that the Explorer is
Rear control for the radio, Sunroof,
and all of the other doo dads.
Better tow abilities! Towing a boat
out of the boat launch stinks. No rear
end weight makes it hard to tow out of