2012 Ford Explorer Long Term Road Test

2012 Ford Explorer XLT EcoBoost: Spring Has Sprung

April 16, 2012


This post is nowhere near as gripping as this one of Mike in the NSX, but one of our family's favorite places to visit closes from December to March every year. I'm happy to report it's open now. Avila Valley Barn is an active farm and produce stand that still offers hay rides, an impressive array of salt-water taffy, locally-made ice-cream, chocolates, honey, self-pick seasonal fruit & veggies, as well as showcasing a small collection of farm animals (a new set of calves and pigs arrived -- see below) that kids can feed, as and so on. It's really nice to get out of the house, away from civilization, slow down, and let L.A. kids be kids the way most kids used to be kids.

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Ford Explorer in VA is:

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