2006 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Waste of money

2006 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV (4.6L V8 4x4 6-speed Automatic)

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Waste of money
By afk on


2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


I think this vehicle sums up why Amrican auto industry is going down. I have 2008 BMW 335i convertible. I bought this Explorer for cold/snowy winter days. What a mistake! Interior is nothing but dollar store hard plastic which starts peeling after a while. Handling is a nigthmare. Original tires are a joke. This type of handling from $38000 vehicle is unacceptable. After I replaced the tires with Michelins and added 1 inch wheel spacers to front and rear, handling got little better. But nothing drives me more crazy than the wind noise at highway speeds. Once you are over 70mph, it is impossible to have normal conversation. New tires eliminated the road noise but wind noise is redicilious

Best Features

Cargo space

Worst Features

Road noise, wind noise, better tires, better handling, better breaking, more power. I have v8 and can't imagine driving v6. I recently drove Honda Pilot and the difference is day and nite. Don't waste your money on this vehicle, buy Pilot. Pilot has much better resale value.
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