2006 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Good potential if not for the

2006 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XLT 4dr SUV (4.6L V8 4x4 6-speed Automatic)

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Good potential if not for the bugs
By Ed on


2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


Bought a year and a half ago now with 30k miles. Beautiful riding truck, quiet, handles well, very comfortable. Traction control works seamlessly. Have had lots of problems with 6 speed tranny (bangs into gear really hard). Ford reprogrammed module with no improvement. Basically told thats the way it is. I am afraid that rather than fixing it, they are just sticking a band aid on the problem with the knowledge that by the time it falls off it will be off warranty. Have looked into trading in but the resale value is so poor I'm not willing to take the loss. Some quirky interior features (door releases) but you know this going in. Would love this truck if not for the seemingly unfixable transmission.

Best Features

Rides like a luxury car, quiet, comfortable. Back seats fold flat. Impressive to see the traction control at work - if not for the dash indicator you would never know its working - you just go like you never lost traction.

Worst Features

Actually fix the defective 6 speed trans. Gas mileage is poorer than expected. Terrible resale value.
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