The name of my car offended my many
Indian friends. They actually got so
mad that they keyed my car. But,
overall it could be worse, even though
I can't manage to give it more than a 1
in any catagory. It is the worst car
I've ever owned, however. Of course,
it could be worse.
I bought my Navajo when it was one year old w/20,000 miles in 1992. In the intervening 90,000 miles, I have found the Navajo to be unusually reliable. It has never required any major repairs. Car has tow package w/3.73 rear end gears and has always towed very well, even large loads (albeit usually not much faster than 65 MPH). 112k miles, and the engine has literally never burned a drop of oil!
Very good built truck; fast acceleration, stops fast with very little lockup. Great 4x4 in snow but did convert to manual locking hubs since autos are junk. Great highway gas mileage -- went from Worcester MA to Portland Maine and back with a half tank of gas. Great truck, starts up every time even when we had a cold spell of -20 F. Even the heat blows nice and hot.
Ok, I just have to point out that these
are exactly the same cars as the Ford
Explorer, yet somehow Edmunds has a
Consumer rating of 8.3 for the Explorer
and 6.6 for the Navajo. For anyone
looking, these are EXACTLY the same
car - they're a Ford Explorer with
Mazda insignia on them. I just got
into mine and, after a tuneup and some
Slick50, it's running pretty darned
good for a truck with 146,000 miles on