Have owned my Explorer for a month now and have logged just over 1,200 miles on it and I can assure you Ford hit a home run with this one.
Not a single rattle or squeak, a very solid vehicle.
Have not had a single issue with the Sync or the My Ford Touch.
Touch screen is very responsive and my iPhone 4S syncs up every time with no call issues.
Road noise is only an issue on rougher paved roads or highways when using the Sync during a hands free phone call.
However it never overpowers the call.
Would appreciate a larger, more powerful engine, however the 3.5 is plenty large enough for everyday driving.
The Sync and MyFord Touch are outstanding.
The backup camera is an exceptional addition.
Body seems wider and with the additional distance from the door window parking in narrow spaces will take some time getting use to.
Shouldn't need a USB connected to update the Sync / MyFord Touch.
Would be nice and easy if I could update it via the airwaves like I can my iPhone.