Excellent family van, just watch for problems
The engine shutters when shifted into reverse and you press on the gas pedal; it worries my wife. She thinks that there is a very serious problem with the van. We already took it to the dealer, and they can't replicate the problem. Joy.
The left passenger sliding door became stuck this morning, and we had to shut it manually. Pulled on the handle like usual to open, and no problems since.
The Stow N' Go Seating is difficult/impossible to work. I still have not figured it out, even after following the instructions in the owner's manual.
The van has been running well since we purchased it. We sold our '92 Explorer to finish off the down-payment on our new van. So far, there have only been a few problems.
We enjoy the manual shift capabilities. It makes for some fun driving at times, we have actually burned some rubber as well.
Sometimes the get-up-and-go on hills isn't as great as it was on the Explorer. We just finished our annual trip to Upstate New York, where the hills are pretty large, and it was a little slow with all of our gear.
Still haven't tested it in NYC, or the snow, so let's hope that it handles well than. I don't want to ruin this van.
We love the seats, they are amazingly comfortable!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th May, 2011