I have owned 3 Explorers, starting with 1991, 2000 and now 2008. What an evolution this vehicle has had. The 2008 is superb, build quality, ride, handling, amenities are all excellent. It has performed superbly in the snow. I really like the Sync product and after taking 2 years to decide what my next SUV would be I couldn't be happier. Yes, it could get better mileage, but again, for the money I could not find a better buy.
Solid, no rattles. Seats are comfortable and heated. Sync is fantastic, the hands free phone and USB connection are great.
The mileage could be better, but the power makes it worth it.