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.
I bought my explorer about a year ago
when it had 94,000 miles. Now it has
104,000. It makes noises when you
drive. I was told to replace the shocks
so I did. It help somewhat but mad the
misstake and put rancho shocks on.
Supper rough ride!! I bought leather
seats for it and realy like them.
Engine seems like a good one except
when below 25 degrees, then makes funny
noises when started. I would recomend,
but trading in, in the next week for a
all the options, lighted mirrors, over
head consol, smooth shifting, fast
excelerating when needed. Nice stock
don't like, auto 4x4, rough ride,lots
of odd noises.
I have had this vehicle since it's
birth and am sad to sell it as it has
NEVER left me stranded- and has done
very well in 2 small accidents. The
tures ROCK, and I love the steering
controls for heat, cruise, tunes. I
have a bunch of kids and moved into a
Toyota Sequoia. I only hate that they
don't hold their value due to so many
tunes, reliability (BIGGIE), steering
wheel controls for so many things, moon
roof,durability, too many to list- I
LOVE THIS CAR!!!
LED for tunes went out, but now comes
and goes, so don't know if it's a short
Purchased for way below book and made
up the difference in repairs. Power
steering, torshion bars, shocks,
ignition and ABS all repaired in 14
months. Every 3 months I was in
getting something else fixed. $2000
out the window. Anyone want to buy a
Excellent power and towing capacity.
Lots of knooks and cranny's to put
stuff, easy to read instrument panel.
Uber adjustable seat.
Reliability. Stuff needs to work ALL
THE TIME! Locks, radio/CD, etc.
Although my Explorer has had minor
powertrain repairs, they occurred
during the 6y/75K extended warranty.
My other complaint is the driver's
side seat recliner lever which was
placed in a terrible location. It has
broken off since every time you exit
the vehicle, you hit the lever with
your left leg. Other than the lever, I
love my Explorer because it still does
a lot of things well.
Ability to drive 90mph comfortably for
hours, turn onto snow covered 2-lane
with the shift-on-the-fly 4x4, and
have plenty of room inside.