Its slab sides, upright grill, and flat surfaces bear more than a passing resemblance to the Expedition, enhancing the Explorer's truck-tough image. Ford make a bad blunder. But most of all that I like about my suv is that it have great take off power and speed. Its main drawbacks were an unrefined V6 engine and unimpressive performance on our off-road course. This is a persistent problem.
Eddie Bauer and Limited models can be outfitted with second-row bucket seats in place of a bench. I had this car for almost 13 years and it has been a blessing. It was my third explorer. The interior that impressed when the Explorer launched is now losing ground to more creative and tightly assembled import cockpits, though the 2006 update promises to again move the Explorer to the packaging forefront. Poor gas mileage but honestly not a concern.
At 78k miles, this is unacceptable. If you're like me, you'll notice that Ford made a big mistake with the interior design changes they made in 2006. Was getting only air blowing through the vents and couldn't select defroster. I have really put this vehicle through it's passes. Just spend the extra money it is well worth the reduced wear and tear on your engine if you plan on using Ethanol or not. The all-wheel-drive system is a desirable choice for drivers who face tough winters or travel dirt roads en route to their favorite fishing hole.
It is pretty good on gas, especially on long trips. In the past 2 years, it has felt like my car does not handle the road well at all. All Explorers come with a five-speed automatic transmission. Part of the reason for this is a superb five-speed automatic transmission. Performance data, safety equipment and the like are usually not shown due to the already enormous amount of videos that cover the aforementioned topics. Starts no matter how cold.
Dealer couldn't fill it right no dipstick. The safety systems provide sense of security. The whole package is a good fit for me. Cooler blew, fluid drained out, couldn't check it. The plenum direction door flap linkage broke.
The interior is much more lush than I expected for a vehicle of this price range and everything is so user-friendly. Behind the optional third-row seats is a mere 13. Of the two available engines, the V-8 promises the greater satisfaction and work potential. Overall i would ask anyone looking to get a new ride to look in the explorer, new or late model. Did not extend warranty on these units. This Truck is a highly capable handler both on and off the Road.
Outward visibility is excellent, and thoughtfully provides oversize side mirrors to make towing easier. The Honda was totalled by the collision and I have been in a world of pain for the last 7 Years as a result. What we do is a first-person walk-around of the car. Any other car would have failed. To top it all off, the 2002-2005 runs fantastic on Ethanol. Ford Explorer — good family car, needs more power, good handling on the road, ugly shape the new shape it looks muc better, it has 4.
The Stalling in cruse at low speed is systemic and common in all 2002-2005 explorers. In fact, it's the sixth best-selling vehicle. We like to cover everything from classics to high-end and everything in between. It has lots of space and room. Design flourishes inside are limited to wood appliqus on certain trim levels, giving the civilized Explorer cabin a serious, purposeful quality. This should tell you everything you need to know.
The five-passenger configuration has 46. AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control is now standard on all Explorers. Stability control was standard in 2005. Considering how much less room there is between the Explorer and the Expedition I would go back to the Expedition for my next vehicle. Very reliable and easy to maintain. So, whether you're looking to rip it up on the off-road paths, conquer a remodel in a game of weekend warrior, or pack in a few friends for a night on the town, SportTrac is ready, willing and able.
The lack of more significant modifications is due to the fact that the 2006 model will be heavily revised, inside and out, including major chassis and powertrain upgrades. If you plan on filling up on Ethanol, be sure you run full synthetic Oil. You can't beat it for road trips. Instead he fixed it so I can select between defrost and floor vents only no mid vent. The Explorer is rated to pull trailers up to 7,140 pounds when properly equipped, and though it does not excel at off-road travel, it can go most of the places most of us need to go. The Truck is every bit as tough as my old 1991 but so much more refined.