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very good, I love it!
By valeria on 06/04/10 06:58 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I just love this car, always had a big car as, Navigator, Suburban, Avalanche, but I'm very happy with is one.
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disappointed
By redstang on 01/27/10 13:20 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Had a '96 Explorer V6 RWD, 185000 miles and ran good. Decided it was time to update, now have an 08 RWD V6, 4 speed auto with O/D. The 96 got 22 mpg highway, 08 lucky to get 20 mpg. The seat/steering is difficult to get in a comfortable position, steering lever knob way down under, tough to find and tougher to set in an exact position. Turn signal lever is high behind the steering wheel, fumble to find it. Idiot light for battery, reset button for mileage, etc is in indiotic position on dash, diappointed obviously with interior design of dash, etc. The '96 egronomically, was much more user friendly. '08 ride is nicer and traction control helpful in winter conditions.
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1 of 9 people found this review helpful
Piece of Car
By sdexplorer on 01/16/10 16:33 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

First family SVU. Thought of buying XTerra but decided to stick with american built.
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Ford Explorer - poor design and quality
By TKenn on 12/07/09 10:07 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

1. Roll-over alarm goes off at 20 mph on straight road. Dealership said it was a "short" in the system. 2. Both Vanity Mirror covers broke off allowing the light to stay on and drain battery. Dealership replaced with visors having cuts in the fabric. 3. Tail light assembly missing both attaching screws. 4. Eyelash (decorative trim at wheel area) pulling away from body. 5. Oil changed - but the oil indicator was not reset. Found out the oil indicator only tracks mileage and time - not actual oil life. Second Explorer - same visor problem. Paint failure. Technicians failed to reset oil indicator.
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Great buy for the money
By Robert on 06/30/09 20:05 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I have had this car for about a year now. Great pickup with the v6 and good power. Would suggest to anyone who wants an import. It just is not worth the extra money when this car is so much less and preforms just as well if not better. As for the interior not being stiched leather, get over it. its a ford, not a lincoln. No problems whatsoever. Car tells me when to get my oil changed, low tire pressure, low gas, etc. It has a very smart on board computer.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Used 2008 explorer
By Freddy on 03/30/09 07:24 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I purchased my 2008 explorer 17 days ago. This is my 6th Explorer since 91. The 2008 model year is nicely styled, although personally I like the 05 much better - much classier look opposed to the chrome bars and round gauges. At first I hated the center mounted shift knob but my hand rests on it when using the arm rest, so its actually comfortable. Like others have said, interior parts are cheap. Overall I like Explorers, but this 08 has had a number of issues. In 17 days of ownership (bought with 16,200 mi on it) a speaker died, a part in the catalytic converter system failed and needed to be replaced, and the no cap gas cap filler neck had to be replaced due to improper sealing.
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