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I love my Ford
Pros: It is dependable
Cons: I don't knowThis car is very dependable and that's a good thing. Actually, my Ford is a '96, but that year was not listed on the drop down box. I am now going to sell this car to someone else who can use it and pay all of the repair bills. They can pay these bills because their price for the car will in no way be the $20,000 plus that I paid for it.
Pros: smooth ridetruck runs excellent,been well taken care of.
Best Vehcle Ever!
Cons: Really nothingBought this vehicle new. It's 9 years old with 130,000+ miles on it and still looking great and performing well. VERY little maintainance to the vehicle. I look forward to purchasing another one!
Pros: The comfort and familiarity
Cons: 4WD never failed once and the comfort levelThere are some minor issues with it, but overall the best towing/fun/people-hauling/SUV you can get. And it definately has the best bang for you buck out there.
Cons: sizevery economical
Love my Explorer
Pros: Handling and smooth ride on the highway
Cons: The headlilght dimmer could be in a better place.I love my Ford Explorer XL. (Red with light gray interior) It has 4X4 on demand and V6 engine. It steers great, good on the highway and around town. It is very solid with no rattles. When I need get up and go power, the V6 gives it to me. I like my Explorer so well that my Lexus has been parked in the garage since I bought the Ford.
Pros: Ride and Handling
Cons: Gas mileage and center console storage
Advice: Drive one for a few days before purchase it.This is my third Explorer and overall I happy with my purchase. I've owned 1997 and 2000 Explorer's prior to this 2006. The best features noted are the improved ride, acceleration and handling. The features which have not been improved or are a step backwards are worse gas mileage, moved controls for 4X4 to the lower center dash and on the passenger side, (prefer left side of steering wheel), driver storage (moved shift lever to console which took away console shelf space) smaller glove compartment, higher step up and loss of rear and passenger side vision due to higher seat backs. The feature which needs change or should be eliminated from an option is the finish on the chrome wheels. This premium wheel (std Limited opt on EB) is coated with a chrome film which peels if cut (carwash or tire change). I like the explorer but do have concerns whether I made a smart purchase.