2012 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: I wanted an SUV not a Mini-Van

2012 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 6-speed Automatic)

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I wanted an SUV not a Mini-Van
By robert200 on


2012 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


At first I was excited to get my new 2012 Ford Explorer but that quickly faded. After a few months of towing my trailer around with it problems started to arise. I didn’t think that my sea doo trailer “which is well under the tow limit” was going to be a problem but after bring my explorer back into the service department for the third time the service writer practically interrogated me about how I use the vehicle. After I explained that I either use it to tow my dirt bike or sea doo trailer he then says to me “Well that the problem, it’s not meant for all that” I was shocked by this response considering I bought an SUV for this purpose. I went to the dealership the next day to pick up my explorer then I drove across the street to the Dodge and traded it for a new Durango.

Best Features

Looks good, comfortable and is filled with many amenities

Worst Features

Rename it and then design and build a real Explorer
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