A decent, comfortable SUV
The Explorer had a funky electrical bug. Occasionally the traction control would start to cut in and out with lots of bells and warning lights. It went back to the dealer under warranty. They said they couldn't replicate it and never fixed it. When it happened, I had to turn the car off and restart it. That would clear it up for another month or so. Could potentially be dangerous.
No other issues with this car. The engine isn't real strong, especially going from a Durango with a V-8.
Overall I liked the Explorer. I traded a Durango with 90000 miles on it for the Explorer. The Explorer is more refined and very comfortable. It gets better gas mileage than the Durango. The engine seems sufficient, but weak after driving a Durango with a V-8.
The Explorer transmission is a bit buggy, and I wouldn't try to tow anything very heavy with it.
All things considered, I wouldn't hesitate to own another Explorer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th February, 2010