2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 V6 gasoline from Philippines
Go ahead, own one if you can afford to pay more for gas and maintenance
- When we rode in this car, the air-con was not working well. Air was just breathing warm air.
- There were also lots of squeaking sounds when we rode in it.
Me and my friends rode in this car only once last year. One of my friends owns this car. It was passed on to him when he started driving. American-size utility vehicles here in the Philippines are considered as status symbols for their performance and luxury. The Explorer is one of them, although this one is the smaller sibling of the Expedition.
Performance of this car is great. A 4.0 V6 engine has already a lot of power and can produce very quick pick-ups. It's great for driving on expressways and open country roads, but not in the traffic jams of Metro Manila.
Comfort is okay. It's better than our 2004 Dodge Durango before. It's not as tight and skimpy as our Durango before.
Driving these kind of cars can be difficult, especially when you are in city like Manila where traffic can be very bad and very unpredictable at the same time. Parking can also be very difficult especially in malls and hotels during the weekends. Like what I mentioned above, this car is meant for country driving but not in the city. Although this car can be very useful in the rainy season when it can get flooded during heavy rains.
Overall, I like this car as well as other big American SUVs despite the cons I mentioned. When owning one, you must get used to higher gasoline and maintenance bills if you wanna enjoy it and keep it for a long time. If given a chance, I'd own these kind of cars again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st March, 2018