By TXGuy on
2005 Ford Explorer XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I have owned my XLT for 2.5 years. It has 41,000 miles on it. Nothing mechanical has broke down. The leather seats were replaced at 34,000 miles due to excessive cracking..no questions asked by Ford. The original Michelin tires had to be replaced at 30,000 miles. It has been a good car. There is a weird vibraton noise under the driver's seat. I have not had any other issues...handles like an SUV, but still a good contender for the mid- size SUV buyer. I might consider the Toyota 4Runner next time simply because it keeps its value better.
Driver Information Center (computer), Audiophile sound system, AdvanceTrac
The interior design seems a bit dated compared to some of the new vehicles I have seen.