I have always owned Japanese cars/suv. I really like the style of the Explorer(looks like a range rover)so i switched to Ford. Well, the quality is about just as good as a range rover. $45k sticker. Xlt with sport apperence package, sync, dual panel moon roof, leather/suede/voice activated, nav, etc. Loaded up nice. Fuel economy isn't what it's rated at unless your driving Mrs. Daisy. Where do i begin. Bought brand new, always dealer maintained. Hood blistered at lip(15k miles) and it's aluminum! Steering rack completely went, non serviceable. Whole rack replaced(22k miles). Weather stripping tearing and falling off car. Ford ok'd to replace. Inside of doors are rubbing, all the paint is gone off the bottom, starting to rust(25,500k). Now the idle is surging when first starting with heat on. I was told could be a program issue or a/c compressor clutch is going bad(26,300). WTF Ford? These mass produced junk boxes should be taken off the road. Never ever again will i buy a Ford. I have an 03 F150, runs like a bear.If you buy one of these, get a good and very long warranty, you're gonna need it!!!
We bought this car in 2015 from a local dealership. We have put more money into it. The frame holding the engine is too small. Ford will not recall it. Do u ever feel a vibration when you are stopped and accelerate? well that is your engine shaking. I was literally bouncing from one side of the road to the other because the engine was bouncing the car around. we have had to replace the head lights several times. and now with less than 50,000 miles it needs new barrings and breaks. Just disgusted.