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Consensus On New Ford Explorers #4432614
06/15/17 05:37 PM
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Red91 Offline OP
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What is the consensus on the new Explorers?


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Re: Consensus On New Ford Explorers [Re: Red91] #4432616
06/15/17 05:38 PM
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Why do you ask?

Re: Consensus On New Ford Explorers [Re: Red91] #4432617
06/15/17 05:40 PM
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I like them...


'Journalism is Dead'
Re: Consensus On New Ford Explorers [Re: Red91] #4432633
06/15/17 05:51 PM
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The consensus is they are freaking expensive.


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Re: Consensus On New Ford Explorers [Re: Red91] #4432642
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Red91 Offline OP
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I'm becoming more used to seeing them, and I'm just wondering how people are liking them.


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Re: Consensus On New Ford Explorers [Re: Red91] #4432665
06/15/17 06:20 PM
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Saw one on fire yesterday sitting on the shoulder of the four lane highway I was traveling. It was burned so bad that the whole paint job had turned ash gray color. Could have been what ever the fire department was using that turned it that color. I think there is a recall on the oil supply tubes for the turbocharger.


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Re: Consensus On New Ford Explorers [Re: BigD1] #4432683
06/15/17 06:34 PM
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For what year model?


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Re: Consensus On New Ford Explorers [Re: Red91] #4432722
06/15/17 07:15 PM
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Get whichever color your local PD has and steely wheels, stick a bunch of magnetic CB antennas on it and enjoy people getting out of your way. laugh

Only reason I'd consider an Exploder. Actually the new gen is better looking than any of the old ones to me, but I just hate how carlike it is.


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Re: Consensus On New Ford Explorers [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4432751
06/15/17 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: HoosierJeeper
Actually the new gen is better looking than any of the old ones to me, but I just hate how carlike it is.


Looks are subjective, but I think the less car-like the Explorer, the better it looks...


I think the new ones look like an angry, tall Taurus wagon. Probably because they are.

For most buyers, the new ones serve the same function with more comfort and much more efficiency. Capability might even be better if you're talking about driving on slushy roads rather than 4 low off roading. I still think 1991-94 is the best though, followed by 95-01/03 Sport. Simply excellent trucks, just bad MPG and a little more NVH. grin


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Re: Consensus On New Ford Explorers [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4432770
06/15/17 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: HoosierJeeper
Get whichever color your local PD has and steely wheels, stick a bunch of magnetic CB antennas on it and enjoy people getting out of your way. laugh


Haha AWESOME! laugh Cheers2


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Re: Consensus On New Ford Explorers [Re: Red91] #4432778
06/15/17 08:19 PM
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Colorado
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FWD based kills it for me. There are plenty of those on the market. They do look pretty good though, and the interior is spacious. EB is available but so is the NA 3.5.


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Re: Consensus On New Ford Explorers [Re: Kuato] #4432844
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The AWD is well behaved - and does not torque pull like other FWD's I have driven ...


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Re: Consensus On New Ford Explorers [Re: E150GT] #4432849
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Originally Posted By: E150GT
The consensus is they are freaking expensive.


This. But my wife loves her ExSport with ecoboost. As for the comment about torque steering I would disagree. Surely not as bad as a dedicated FWD but being a life long RWD pony car and truck driver its an obnoxious characteristic to me and very noticable.

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Re: Consensus On New Ford Explorers [Re: 01rangerxl] #4432856
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Originally Posted By: 01rangerxl
Originally Posted By: HoosierJeeper
Actually the new gen is better looking than any of the old ones to me, but I just hate how carlike it is.


Looks are subjective, but I think the less car-like the Explorer, the better it looks...


I think the new ones look like an angry, tall Taurus wagon. Probably because they are.

For most buyers, the new ones serve the same function with more comfort and much more efficiency. Capability might even be better if you're talking about driving on slushy roads rather than 4 low off roading. I still think 1991-94 is the best though, followed by 95-01/03 Sport. Simply excellent trucks, just bad MPG and a little more NVH. grin

I like the boxy style also, parents had a blue 93 and a green 97


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Re: Consensus On New Ford Explorers [Re: Red91] #4432861
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The wife wanted something smaller, so I got her a '17 Ford Escape, 2.0 Ecoboost AWD with tow package. Rated to tow 3500 lbs, gets 30+ mpg on highway. Towing 1500 lbs I was getting 28 mpg on highway. It has about 6k miles on it now, zero issues. We test drove Chevy Equinox , CRV, Rav-4, Hyundai. I really liked the exterior styling of the Rav4, and the CRV was disappointing overall even though I am a big fan of Hondas. I also wanted to avoid the CVT due to reliability concerns with towing.

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