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Reliable Family Vehicle
Pros: Reliable and lots of room.
Cons: A little trucky drive.This is our 2nd Explorer and has been very reliable. Lots of room for a family and with the 3rd seat is great to take alot of people.
Pros: nice ride
Cons: donot feel safe with the transmission problems
Advice: DO NOT BUYat 12,000 miles transmission jerking from park or drive into reverse after a short delay - now at 20,000 miles jerking when accelerating. Also whining noise from back of vehicle. DONOT BUY A FORD EXPLORER!!!
Pros: drives nice
Advice: buy a hondaThe explorer is very nice to drive when it is not in the shop and I am afraid for when I don't have waranty. I have had transmission problems and engine problems. My 04 Explorer has now been in the shop a week and they can't figure out what is wrong w/the computer for the dash. It has a howl in the rear-end and the power windows in the back won't roll down.
Pros: I like the whole package.
Cons: That my keyless entry was not included.
Advice: Make sure that there are no hidden problems if used.When I did the test drive, it was great.
Pros: rear split folding seat
Advice: Go buy a Chevy Dodge or JeepIf you don't mind not being able to change lanes in traffic and having it in for service many times than this is the vehicle for you. There is about a 5 second delay when you floor it trying to make a move. By then your chance is gone. This is not a vehicle you want if you are towing either. The shifting gets even worse!!!!
Pros: quite ride
Cons: rear end problems
Advice: don't, unless you want to buy mine!I purchased my 2004 Explorer late in 2004. I had not heard about the rear end problems until too late. My Explorer has been worked on 5 times, just the rear end. Bearings replaced twice, leaked fluid and total replacement, then leaking fluid again. I have no problem with the local dealership, they work hard to repair each time and seem frustrated like me. It's like the parts are just junk, even new when replaced. Otherwise, it's pretty good, but not worth this kind of hastle.