Great if you're looking for a suicide mission
Whats gone wrong with this SUV? What hasn't gone wrong with this SUV is a more reasonable question.
I bought this piece of crap SUV after my 2001 Toyota Camry was totaled from behind by a kid going forty when I was at a stop. I was 19 at the time and could not get a rental car, so focused my attention on getting a reasonable car that got good reviews and wasn't too expensive.
I saw this SUV on the road, called the guy, took it for a test drive and fell in love. The inside of the car was beautiful, leather with a computer OMG perfect I thought. Wrong, I should have ran away. I liked the vehicle because it was fun to drive and had a lot more pickup than my Camry (seeing as it has a V8).
The first thing I noticed that went wrong immediately (withing 2 weeks of buying the vehicle) was the driver's side window. It will not go down. That's a pain because I live in Florida and go through tolls. A pain, but a pain I could live with.
Next the A/C stopped blowing cold air, also a pain and an intolerable pain because of the Florida heat. So we put freon in it, well turns out there's a leak in the hose somewhere.
Next, the brakes started giving, turns out the guy cut the cords that would let me know when I had faulty brakes (awesome!!!).
Now my headlights don't work, I only have my brights or my idles so if I drive at night I run the risk of blinding other drivers or them not seeing me at all. It's like a suicide mission.
3 months ago, I had to pay $900 for parts and labor for a fuel pump, fuel pump filter, and a fuel pump relay.
2 days ago my car started overheating, turns out I need a new radiator because my radiator fluid also leaks, and I need a new coolant and a temperature thingy.
Piece of crap 1996 Ford Limited Explorer.
Just don't buy. If I could spare one person the frustration, money, tears and sweat I have put into this Ford crap wagon, I will feel only slightly vindicated.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th February, 2009