2006 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Great truck, very solid

2006 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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Great truck, very solid
By ryan r on


2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


I am a route salesman and I drive at least 28,000 miles a year.. I bought my Explorer in 2006 with 28k on it and just rolled over to 89k. The only problem I had was the back window stopped working but was fixed under warranty. I have driven through the Rockies in the snow, North Dakota, through mud, -30 temperatures and this Explorer has always got me home. Nealy 90k and perfect. My last Explorer in 98 gave me 260k. Just keep it serviced.

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Good reliable 4.0 V6. moderate gas mileage. About 14.5 in town and 19-21 on highway. I drive hard though.. i have deadlines and need to meet themm, good stereo, comfortable seats, good michelin tires from factory.. 4WD woorks pretty well..
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