I LOVE my Ford Explorer. It handles beautifully. I love the ease of loading/unloading in the back. It's comfortable to drive. I have had no major mechanical issues and have had to do very little maintenance. The only down-side is the gas mileage. I would recommend an Explorer to anyone interested in an SUV.
Car handles well in snow and bad road conditions. Visibility is good except for front right corner, where the windshield bar blocks the view somewhat. I like the heated seat and passenger comfort system, heat and air both.
Heated seat, 4WD, size feels good, easy to get in and out of.
I wish there was a place where I wouldn't lose papers while I was driving. If someone is in the car with me, there is no place to stow my purse, papers, etc.
Not pleased, 50000km's and have had 2
blown trannys, 1 front end suspension,
1 computer module, rusted step bars, 2
passenger balljoints, And I pamper the
thing, no off roading, and I drive like
a granny. Never another Explorer. Also
a clunk from the rear that the dealer
can't fix, apparently it is normal, it
is not, I have driven others with no
lot's of interior room for carrying
cargo. lighted mirrors are nice.
Make a more reliable SUV, You get what
you pay for, NEVER BUY AN EXPLORER!
I am delighted that so far I have been
able to put appliances, etc that I need
to haul in the back of my Explorer
Sport without any difficulty.
The suspension is a little bumpy
though, even on decent roads. When the
weather is cold the back door sticks
and I can't get it open. Cold weather
really affects the Explorer, and not
for the good. My engine sometimes
sounds like a vacuum cleaner.
I would not recommend 2 doors for a
family of more than 2- difficult to get
out of te back.
Cargo space, automatic 4 wheel drive
Don't tell customers that the expensive
extended warranty covers them from
bumper to bumper. I haven't been able
to get ANYTHING covered by that
warranty. For $1500 I could have paid
for repairs at my own mechanic's place
and still come out ahead.