2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0 from North America
I paid a little much for it at first, but got a great finance rate and overall am very satisfied!
I have had a few issues; "phantom wiper blades," that is a recall and will be fixed. Also, rear wiper motor is out, but no problem; warranty will repair. Recently, during cold starts, the idle does not stay right where it needs to be, but once I get it in for service, this too will be remedied. Center console, (one with the removable "bag" underneath has cracked, but this will also be replaced. Other than these minor issues which will inevitably be repaired at no cost to me, I am extremely satisfied with this vehicle. I use it to pull our pontoon boat and have pulled it all over the country and never had any problems.
I like this body style much more than the new Explorers. I will take care of this truck, as it is nice. It will one day be a nice vehicle to hand down to my child, and he already has a go-cart and understands maintenance, washing, waxing, so I don't fear it will go downhill once he gets it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th February, 2003