Was looking for something different after owning 4 Explorers. Had major problem with my '02 to the point Ford gave me a free ESP. After test driving everything else I bought the first '06 sold from my dealership. Over all you cannot beat the styling, ride, room, power, comfort, price or anything about the Explorer. I do have concerns about the service records given my past experiences with Explorers. My last 2 were in the shop more times then I care to mention. I just hope Ford's motto lives up to my '06 XLT and their quality was job one when building my '06.
The styling cannot be beat.
If Fords are in fact the best built vehicles then a 100K warranty should be standard!