2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6 from North America
I would buy another when the time comes, if gas is not $75 a gallon
Had a problem with rear window seal, seal was installed backwards at some point before I bought it. I always heard the vehicles along side and behind me that were traveling in my same direction as me. I fixed it myself. Just simply disconnect the window defroster wires from the clips at the rear window and remove the seal, turn the seal over and reinstall the seal, problem solved. I have heard others with same issue since I have fixed mine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st July, 2008
As the past owner of three Explorers, I totally agree that they are really great cars. My biggest issue was poor fuel mileage and lack of power.
After our third Explorer we switched to the GMC Envoy with the 275 horsepower I-6. What amazed me most was the power and acceleration (faster than the V-8 Explorer). But the real clincher came when we took our first long vacation. With the A/C on, fully loaded (including our dog!) and running 75mph on the interstate we got 24mpg. The best even our V-6 Explorer ever got was 19.
I don't know why Ford can't get better mileage out of its engines. The Explorer is actually lighter (I think) than the Envoy. At any rate, we never had a seconds trouble out of our Explorers, and if Ford could up the mileage and power, we'd buy another one in an instant.