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2008 Ford Explorer User Reviews

2008 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"power" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
"big car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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Stevin writes:
2008 Ford Explorer XLT Review
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Great build quality, good gas mileage for a vehicle its size, comfortable, very attractive

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Not extremely powerful

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Great Buy, Great Family Vehicle — The Explorer is a great buy. No problems, the quality is great. The performance is fine for everyday driving, nothing you would take to the drag strip though. Fun to drive, very comfortable. Sync is awesome. It's also a great looking vehicle that looks great in a parking lot at the mall, or on a dirt road. I'm averaging 19 MPG in mixed driving. Overall, I am very impressed and pleased with the Ford Explorer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
2008 Ford Explorer XLT Review
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Its a ford.

Cons

I have 49 payments left.

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A Quality, 5 Star Rated Car That Runs Like A Champ. — Inside appearance overall is nice. Real sleek and clean, I have a black interior. Black exterior, all black wish it had a little more chrome coloring besides the grill but then again that's why they have upgrades. Accerlerates pretty decent for the V6, Handles great, and is quiet as can be. Gas Mileage is about 17mpg right now. Better in the summer worse, in the winter.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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packgulfsun writes:
2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 4WD Review
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Pros

power,comfort,quietness,no rattles,stability when towing

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gas consumption and 2nd row head rests restrict visability unless pushed down.

packgulfsun
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Best Explorer Yet — This is my 2nd Explorer,I still have the '97 which has 100k milels on it and is running great. I don't like the iac control on the 07 and the rough idle/clicking noise it's had forever. The new Eddie Bauer v8 is nearly perfect,quiet,smooth,classy interior,good power and stability towing and cornering. The exterior looks great and as a heavy duty towing vehicle should. The leather seats are comfortable and my wife loves the adjustable pedals/seat with memory.

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Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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Kory writes:
2008 Ford Explorer XLT V8 4WD Review
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Got a lot of pick me up, fun to drive, plenty of room

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Just a Ford, but, a nice one....and it doesn't take Premium!!! YEAH, been there, done that with a Land Rover, what a pain

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Gas Guzzler...recommend A V6 Over 8, But, Not By Much! — Looking for plenty of room for all the kiddies or extra people, fun to drive and "cheaper" on the pocketbook over other SUV's? This was a good middle ground. Was looking at the BMW X5, Volvo, Audi and Tahoe, the Explorer won out over these - takes Regular Gas instead of Premium a big ++. Get's about 15-17 MPG, so, not great, but, okay for a V8. Has a lot of pick me up and certain color packages look really good. Got the Silver Vapor, really like it! And, to top it off, much cheaper to fix over a high end SUV, which will come into play later on....

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Dustin writes:
2008 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD Review
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5

Pros

looks clean

Cons

getting old

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Clean — Truck is nice, the 7 passenger vehicle makes it easy for all my friends to hop in an take just one vehicle mostly. Loaded interior its a nice truck.

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Donovan writes:
2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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Space
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Peppy V6
Good Handling
Good 4WD System

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MPG's
Standard RWD
Cheap Plastics

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Good Show..!! — Good Show..!! I Haven't Made A Repair Yet. Its Fun, & Has Pretty Good Pick Up. I Have A 4WD V6 & I Love Him.. MPG's Are Bad, But That's The Sacrifice You Make With A Big SUV. Visibility Is Great. Built Ford Tough.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Explorer39 writes:
2008 Ford Explorer XLT Review
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Spacious interior with many standard upgrades to give the feel of luxury SUV.  Acceleration was good/smooth, road noise was minimal, and smooth ride for a SUV.

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Illuminated vanity mirror covers break easily

Explorer39
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Great Family Car! — Overall, a very good SUV. Great power/performance, very good towing capacity/capability, lots of interior room, nice styling. It's great SUV because it has everything I need. The V6 is just enough for me, I mainly do city driving. I like the leather quality on the seats. It is very quiet and I love the comfort on the 2nd row.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nosh writes:
2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 4WD Review
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V8 Engine, exterior and towing capacity.

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Fuel efficiency, and interior is all plastic and cheap leather.

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Its Better Then The Old One. — athletic V8 engine but interior is mostly plastic. The exterior looks good, but the headdlights are a bit wide-eyed. This car is good for towing and a good family car for seven. Fuel efficiency is a weakness for the explorer it takes way more then any other V8 in its class.

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bigbabymums writes:
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Its safer than a KIA

Cons

They're junk!

bigbabymums
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Ford Explorers (exploders) Are Junk — I work at an Autoparts store, and let me tell you, I see more Ford Exploders and Chevy Crapaliers in there than anything else. Ford is notorious for using 20 different styles of brakes on these vehicles making it very difficult for the do-it-yourselfers. Personally if I had a choice between getting a new Explorer or a bicycle with a flat tire, I'd pick the bike any day of the week

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Reviews From Other Years

2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

Luxury Suv In Unassuming Package By Alida

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Good Quality And Price Point By TexasKidd

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2013 Ford Explorer Reviews

Nice Looker By kidscoach

A great improvement in interior design and grade of materials. A few more amenities I would suggest, heated second row seats, more cup holders, ambient lighting around the headliner, second row adjust... Read More

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My who family is impressed with this car. It makes for a great family vehicle, gets decent gas milage for its size, has a great sound system, and drives very smooth. I would suggest this vehicle to an... Read More

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2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

Solid Family Car, Vary Happy With It For The Most Part. By Jay

I wish I had opted for the Limited, memory seats and the intelligent cruise control would have been great features but were not options in the XLT. The interior is pretty roomy for a midsized SUV, but... Read More

First Ford, So Far So Good. By codemannwo

I've only had the SUV for 24 hours, so only time will tell. I will keep posting updates with my impression of this vehicle as I drive and use more of it's expansive features. Just wondering if I nee... Read More

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2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

Super Fun, Sporty Suv With The Looks To Boot! By gacowgirl79

So far this is my most favorite SUV I have ever owned. I have owned an explorer before but it was nothing compared to this one! With this one, I am just looking for a reason to get behind the wheel ... Read More

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Great car overall, recommend. The MPG could be a little better, but it doesn't lack at all in the power category, we topped it out at 120 MPH which is astonishing for a car of this size, great buy for... Read More

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2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

Lots Of Toys On The Limited Awd By goldy

Accelerator responsiveness with the 6 speed transmission and the v8 is lousy. The 6 speed wants to be in 2nd when starting and shifts very quickly to 6th even when going only 30mph.6 speed is only goo... Read More

Best Mid-sized Suv Out! By Billy

This is my 2nt Ford Explorer and definitely not my last! This vehicle is built Ford tough and is fun to drive. Comfortably seats 7 and the 3rd row seat is very roomy for a mid-sized SUV. I wish I wa... Read More

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