I brought my 2012 Explorer XLT with leather interior, 20 in rims and power liftgate in Dec 2011.
The only issues I had was replacing the brakes (covered under warr) at 8,000 miles and a recall for engine cooling.
Currently I have 10,000 miles.
I like driving my Explorer. It gets a lot of attention with it's 20 in rims and dark exterior color.
I have gotten 25 MPG on the highway and about 18 in the city.
It always has enough power and all features work correctly... It's quiet and I feel very safe in it.
Upgraded Sound System
I wish it was a lilltle higher - I know it's car based SUV but it's a lil to low for me.
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