I bought the car new. Its a good
reliable vehicle, especially
considering the features and 4 wheel
drive components. The car handles well
in high winds, up hills, and fully
loaded. The cargo compartment is
spacious, enough for 4 people for a week
of camping. The Explorer, for me, is the
right size for most all situations, easy
to handle, and well built enough for
off-road use. Easily handles the worst
Adequate power on and off-road. It's a
pleasure to drive because of the short
turning radius and because of the rapid
needed thanks to the 5 speed automatic.
Very reliable, but requres regular care and
Increase clearance. All competitors have
Spare tire is not easy to remove with a
flat rear tire, especially off road.
Independent 4-wheel ABS may be desirable
instead of the current 3-way system.
I have had this SUV for 26 months and
love it! Plenty of power out of the
engine and the 4x4 has gotten me (into
and) out of many muddy situations.
Drives like a car and sits like a
truck. I spend a lot of time in this
toy and the seats are holding up quite
4x4, power seats, lots of cargo room,
auto-on headlights, auto dimming rear
view mirror, durable leather seats
Remove the baffle from the airbox and
gain noticable power and 1-2mpg.
Blistein shocks make for a better off
Required new engine with only 66,000
miles, and replaced head gasket for
$1200 just one month prior -- big
waste. Cost to repair more than value
By the way I changed the oil every
Don't buy a Ford!
After an accident, I needed a cheap car
fast. This six year old Explorer with
90,000 + miles has become our #1
vehicle. The six cyl. gives me over 23
MPG. Go figure. Great for hauling kids
to college. Ride is stiff, but you
can't have it all. My first Ford in 25
years, but it won't be the last.