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    2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WDReview
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    Explorer Awesome — I love it, the best SUV i´ve ever driven, very good power, handling, build quality, appearance, accesories. Is the best car for the family, also is very fun to win 1/4 mile races to trim cars. My family love it

    Pros: PERFORMANCE AND HANDLING

    Cons: FUEL CONSUMPTION

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    2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4WDReview
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    Our Ford Explorer 4x4 — Gas consumption is alot as it is a 4.0 litre...but living in UAE makes that not a problem as gas is so cheap! 1 Gallon is around 90pence! £14 fills up the tank! Fan is playing up a bit behind drivers steering wheel...makes small noise..left rear indicator gave out after 1 year. Very sturdy car indeed though. Electric seats and windows and wings makes it luxurious for us...we love that is so easy to drive...it's automatic also which we prefer. 7 seats and big boot. Ability to do 4x4 racing in dessert if you want. Cost £12000 cheaper than in UK!

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: Need a big parking space!

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    Our 3rd Explorer — Great for what we need - hard to cart arround a Great Dane in a sedan. Lots of space, the only full size SUV that has back seats that truly fold flat and do not leave any gaps for feet to get stuck in. Plus, it looks good, I like the new headlights and the tailgate.

    Pros: They still offer only 2 rows and they fold entirely flat

    Cons: it's an SUV, gas mileage sucks

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    Ford Explorer Limited 2007 — One of the best cars ever....if it wasn't for the fuel consumption ;) Couldn't ask for more on an icy slippery road in winter or towing your boat to your cottage in summer.....plenty of interior space and storage area...powerful engine and good finish BUT....... The fuel cosumption is ridiculous

    Pros: Everything except fuel consumption

    Cons: Effect on your wallet at the gas station

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    2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WDReview
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    Best Explorer Yet — This is by far the best Explorer we have owned. This is the family's 5th Explorer. I love the features. It is packed with electronics such as Navigation, Sirius ,DVD player, ipod jack. On the road the handling is adequate. the short wheelbase makes for a little bit of a bumpy ride. The acceleration is awesome with the big V8. The transmission is not the smoothest. When you come to a light it has a tough time shifting back to first gear. The memory seats also have a tough time holding the setting. Other than those two little issues this is a fantastic, safe vehicle for the family. The third row power fold down seats come in handy when carrying more than 2 kids somewhere.

    Pros: Tons of gadgets, plush interior

    Cons: funky transmission

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    2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WDReview
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    It Is A Great Car But It Really Needs A V8 — It is a great car but in Panama you can only choose the V6 version and is never as good as a V8 even in fuel consumption every other thing ism above performance. It is agreat car to drive and very comfortable for an entire family a real american family car

    Pros: Interior space and third road capacity

    Cons: The V6 enigne

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    A Rattler — Badly designed. Chrome finishes on the dashboard make it impossible to drive while the sun shines. Definitely a night car only.

    Pros: Cheap

    Cons: Gas-guzzler

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    Me And My Husband Still Can't Believe God Shocked The System And Blessed Us With This Truck!! — I'm still learning how to use all the function!! We have room for 6 other passengers, too much room for us now!! This truck is so lovely, nothing will go wrong without it tell you.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Windows are a little too dark for me to see at night...

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    2007 Ford Explorer Ironman Edition 4WDReview
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    Great Vehicle With Good Value For The Money. —

    Bought the Ironman 4X4 for an out the door price including tax, license, doc fees etc for 30K flat. Options included the third row seats, rear air, class III/IV trailer tow package, XLT comfort group, Sirius Satellite Radio and the 3:73 axle. This is my fourth Explorer (Three XLT's and one Sport) and this handles better than any of the previous models. I didn't go for the V-8 simply because none was available in stock except in Orange Frost, which I didn't want, (Mine is Red Fire) and the V-8's were loaded up with navigation, and all sort of up packages that was bringing the MSRP's to about 39-40K for things I just didn't need or want. It's hard to justify thousands for a navigation package when a TomTom One does just about as well, can be taken with you when you change vehicles, and you don't have to pay through the nose for map upgrades. A suggestion is that unless you are a real audiophile, to forego the upgraded stereo. The stock stereo with MP3 and single CD is awesome, and the 80 watts is plenty to fill the cabin with sound. The jack for your iPod is handy and lets you connect to the stereo with a simple connection. One gripe is the lack of a 12 volt power connection on the dash, or under the dash...there are only two available, one on the front of the console next to the iPod jack and another on the rear of the console for the rear seat passengers. That means plugging anything in virtually infringes into the shifter and cupholder area. A better move would have been to place the iPod jack and the power outlet IN the console as was done on the Edge and other vehicles. The vehicle has auto 4 wheel drive. Meaning it decides when 4 wheel drive is needed, normally being in rear 2 wheel drive mode and switching to 4 wheel drive when traction is needed on the front wheels as well. You also have the choice of manually selecting 4 wheel drive high or 4 wheel drive low for off roading, snow or sand. The low is the typical "grunt" gear, and similar to that found on the earlier edition Explorers which had the option of turning off the 4 wheel drive completely. I don't know at this point whether there is any disadvantage to the auto 4WD system over the old switch it yourself; it could prove invaluable in improved stability in emergency maneuvers and the ability to automatically have traction on unstable ground without switching over. My 1996 was the first Explorer AWD and had no transmission or transfer case problems, nor did it eat tires any faster than standard 4WD's, so I rather doubt this Ironman will be any different in that area. The Ironman also has Traction Control, Rollover Stability Control, Anti-Lock Brakes, front and side air bags and intelligent safety systems for seat belt tensioning as standard. It's a far cry from the old Explorers and I'd like to say, my 2003 Explorer was struck broadside by a loaded 1 ton van traveling at 55 MPH (I was moving at 5 mph) and I'm here writing this, so I can attest to the structural integrity of the Explorer firsthand. The full frame exhibits no squirm or creaks and the body is tight. Steering is centered and tight, but not as tight as I might like, but then again, I'm used to driving sports cars and other high performance vehicles, so the Explorer isn't expected to steer like them anyway. Throttle response is adequate and it has no problem merging with Freeway traffic at normal speeds. The 5 speed automatic shifts crisply, although there can be a lag at lower speeds below 20 mph; I attribute that to the 4 wheel automatic drive perhaps hunting on turns in slow speed through city streets. It exhibits none of that on the highway. Leather front and second row seats are comfortable, and both front and the rear seats recline, something unusual for Explorers of the past. The heated front seats are a single temperature, but pleasant so you're not likely to have a poultry burn nor feel too cold. Just about right from what we can tell, although it is still summer. Drivers seat is 10 way power and passenger is manual; both do have lumbar support although passenger is also manual like the seat. Air conditioning will freeze you out front and rear. The third row seats are about useless unless you know some little people you plan on taking on a trip, or have enemies to torture along the way. Cramped and too small for humans in my book and difficult to access. But they are there. I find anything about them way overrated and I wish they had not already been part of the installed package; $895 for this option was wasted in my opinion. Don't bother. Plus, it's not even leather!! (On Eddie Bauer models, they hammer you further for power fold leather 3rd row seats...that's even more insulting since the seats drop at the touch of a button, but you still have to pull them up manually. And, that adds even more to the cost and they're no more usable or comfortable.) Ride is smooth and not choppy. It's still a truck though and you'll not be getting a Lexus ride in any event. But better than most. The 18" wheels are nicely done and add to the ride quality. Standard tires on my vehicle are Michelin M&S rated, meaning we can go to the snow without chains most of the time. Note there are NO real skid plates under this vehicle. The Ironman skid plate is faus or fake, so if you're a serious off-roader, you'll need a real skid plate package before you tackle the wild outdoors. Just a word of caution! All in all, a great vehicle for a great price. We looked at others but the build quality, features and pricing brought us back to the Explorer.

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    Miles Driven per Year:12,000

    Pros: Pricing, Auto 4X4, Ride Quality, Appearance, Overall Build Quality

    Cons: Useless third row seating, lack of real skid plates, number and  location of 12 volt power points

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    2007 Ford Explorer Limited 4WDReview
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    Beautifully Legant, Full Featured, Quite Interior, Well Powered — The seats fit like fine leather gloves. The V8 power is fantastic...it really moves. Handling on winding roads is solid and crisp. It's a dream on the highway, averaging 25 mpg at 65 mph. I can feel the advance trac "kick in" on quick tight turns. The all black color scheme feels a lot like that "little black dress" every gal needs. And, it seems to get guys attention, too.

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    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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    After driving the new Ford Explorer sport for the first time about six months ago, it has to be the best SUV on the market. The performance of the 3.5L twin turbo 365 HP engine is second to none. The ... Read More

    2013 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Super All-around Suv! By Kpecot

    Great family SUV. Lots of cargo room and passenger comforts. Love the leather, roof rack and 4WD upgrades as well as SYNC and Bluetooth features. Drives nice, solid handling. Liked it so much, getting... Read More

    Super Suv! By Kpecot

    Loved this SUV. In fact, I'm getting another one (2014 or 2015)! Preferred to drive it over our second car, which is a sporty and fun-to-drive 300Z. Leather and 4WD a big plus but not "must haves". Li... Read More

    2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

    The Ultimate Snowboarding Assault Vehicle By cargurusLV

    What's the point of getting an SUV with 5-seats? That's just an oversized car that eats up more gas. That's why I got the Explorer. It has 7-seats and luxuriously appointed with a great tech convenien... Read More

    Feels Good, Looks Good. By mikepetrey

    Like the appearance and performance. Smooth riding SUV with all the luxuries. The air conditioning is very cold, the heat is very warm. All power features have always worked with no problems whatso... Read More

    2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Sporty By Melissa

    The room for my whole family in a reliable car. You will always get compliments on the ride and the look of the car. The convenience of the remote start is wonderful on hot and cold days! We love thi... Read More

    Good Vehicle. By Ken

    Could use a little more power. The 3.5L V6 is just not quite enough. However, I'm sure my mileage is much better than if it had a V8, so I'm not really complaining all that much. Otherwise, a very nic... Read More

    2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Great Dependable Suv With All The Creature Comforts You Need. By SS131

    What I love about this car is that it has the power third row seating which makes it very easy to accommodate more passengers with the touch of a button.Beautiful interior color combo and the Ford syn... Read More

    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

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