By John on
2005 Ford Explorer XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I have heard lots of stories about bad trannies. Changed all my fluids at 30,000. I was told that this might be an important factor in the longevity of the transmission. Mine has always had an annoying jerk going from park into gear even from new. (My 4runner was a smooth bump like it should be) Other than that and the LR window not working all the time it really hasn't given me any problems.
Lots of cargo space. Handles nice on the freeway.
12 miles per gallon or worse in town with the 4.0? Wow! I could'a had a V8!