Hard working, reliable, low maintenance
By SJ ED on Thursday, November 15, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 114,000
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Reliable, easy to drive and park, turns on a dime"
Cons: "Sporty ride, back seat uncomfortable"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this Explorer with 30,000 miles and was fortunate enough to get five free tires because the stock ones were recalled. A great start saving me $500 at the time! Since then, as my daily driver, I have driven all along the East coast, towed trailers, pulled stumps, installed a snowplow and plowed some really heavy wet snow for my family and business. This is one great, versatile SUV even though I never "babied" it.
The good: Runs great, very manuverable, turns sharp, great visibility, all wheel drive is great in rain, snow and dirt, controls are right where they should be, very reliable, lots of cargo space and headroom, paint and upholstry are still excellent, great brakes, quiet smooth motor and drivetrain, 4.0 SOHC motor has plenty of power for this size vehicle.
The bad: Firm ride, back seat uncomfortable, rear windshild wiper is useless.
Expenses: I replaced the thermostat, shocks, brakes, muffler/tailpipe, one fog light socket and a set of sway bar bushings. Thhis has been a very economical vehicle to own."
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