2008 Ford Explorer Top Comparisons

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2008 Ford ExplorerReview
Guru9DJD86 writes:
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I actually owned an 08 mountaineer and it was an AMAZING 160k mile hassle free vehicle. Never once let us down. Actually looking for another or explorer just like it cause i miss it so much

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Cj writes:
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Its a good truck in excellent condition. I like it

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Natasha writes:
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This is exactly what I am looking to buy as soon as possible. I really like it

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2008 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
rick7896 says:
vs2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT FWD
2008 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD winning categories:
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Back Seats Ranked 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT FWD better.
"more room"
Would Buy Ranked 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT FWD worse.
"4 wheel drive"
2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 4WDReview
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Best Explorer Yet —

This is my 2nd Explorer,I still have the '97 which has 100k miles on it and is running great. I don't like the iac control on the 97 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. Here it is 2014 and my 08 Explorer is 6 years old this month.Drive it to Florida every winter for 6 months and the rest of the time in Wisconsin.Love the V8 even though it's a gas hog.Great for pulling boats,interstate driving ,carrying up to 7 people. Had many people offer to buy it since it was the last of the Exp. V8's. Not ready to sell with only 52k miles on it. May,2015 My 2008 Explorer is 8 years old this month and has 63000 miles on it. It runs great and gives us peace and comfort traveling back and forth to Florida every winter. Other than brake pads, I had to replace the serpent belt and a couple of pulleys. This vehicle is right up there with the best I have ever owned.

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Primary Use: Family transportation

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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

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

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2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WDReview
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Other Than The Two Things That Seem To Go On All Of Them -- Pretty Dam Good 4x4 — I dont like the fact that Ford didnt recall the vave body on the transmission. Its ridicuous to have this go at 63000 to the tune of a 1000.00 repair .... There is a SERIOUS ignition issue, where the barrel either freezes with the key in it, freezes and doesnt allow the ignition to turn, or triggers the courtesy features, which sends the seat flying back and the interior lights to come on. Imagine this happening on a rainy or snowy night with an inexperienced driver... yep deadly as a chevy cobalt ignition.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Better fuel economy than earlier models .Nice sleek classic ford appearance. Its got a FRAME, not a unibody crumple zone hit it once total it out body.

Cons: the valve body in the transmission  IS an issue with this vehicle at 63000 miles.  SHOULD HAVE BEEN A RECALL - C'mon FORD !
the ignition barrel ALSO is an issue- key sticking, freezing in ignition, also at 63000 miles ... seriously SHOULD HAVE BEEN A RECALL

11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WDReview
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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.)

Pros: Space
Ride & Comfort
Peppy V6
Good Handling
Good 4WD System

Cons: MPG's
Standard RWD
Cheap Plastics

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2008 Ford Explorer XLTReview
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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

Pros: 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.

Cons: Illuminated vanity mirror covers break easily

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2008 Ford Explorer XLTReview
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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

Pros: Great build quality, good gas mileage for a vehicle its size, comfortable, very attractive

Cons: Not extremely powerful

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2008 Ford Explorer XLTReview
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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

Pros: Its a ford.

Cons: I have 49 payments left.

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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By feroz

Excellent cars, slightly overpriced. but the drive and feel is worth it. Read More

Review By Rebeccaw9

I love the new design. I wish it had bench seats in 2nd row . The price I feel is too high. The reviews say the Explorer is not as plush as some and has a lot of plastic on it. But I am now the owne... Read More

2019 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By wotbill01

I really like the Explorer ST due to its powerful engine. I am up sizing from an Escape SE with the most powerful engine LOVED this car except I got FWD should have gotten AWD. Buying an Explorer be... Read More

Review By Nottodaysatan

It has some major mechanical issues that have not been recalled yet. Read More

2018 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Guru99BCVS

All the bells and whistles, great ride, comfortable, and all with a zippy engine. Read More

Review By Darren

I like the size of the interior and low mileage and 4×4 Read More

2017 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Guru9DXPDK

Love the handling and the eco boost gives it the extra punch of power Read More

Review By Guru9DZ8M4

We love all the features. The dealer made this purchase very easy Read More

2016 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Libby

My husband and I just bought a 2016 Ford Explorer and we really like it! Its a smooth ride, easy to handle, and our daughters giant car seat fits in the middle in the second row. It doesnt get as grea... Read More

Review By Guru2W7NK

This was the limited 4x4. It has everything even automatic folding third row seating only thing it doesnt have is sun/moon roof and remote start. The biggest reason I cannot give give stars is the gas... Read More

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