2008 Ford Explorer Top Comparisons

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2008 Ford ExplorerReview
Ramon writes:
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Horrible conditions.dirty, missing parts, body stained, carpets strained, radio not working

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Perry writes:
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Great design. Good gas mileage. Enough bed space for light jobs.

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2008 Ford ExplorerReview
Guru9ZWF8D writes:
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Right size not to big love it wish i can get it

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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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2008 Ford ExplorerReview
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:
  • Power
  • Handling
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  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
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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

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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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2022 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Guru9HRG2N

fuel efficient and sturdy ride. The sport mode is awesome. Read More

2021 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By medrano3000

Great suv with great performance , very nice inside and out. Read More

Review By Gustavo

This model is great for someone in need of a family vehicle plus a little fun in performance. You get the best of both worlds. Read More

2020 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Mike

Good car, good features, gas economic . I like it Read More

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Love it! Wish it had sun roof and heated seats! Read More

2019 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Guru9H33C8

I am extremely happy with the Explorer I purchased. We have had multiple Explorers in our family and this one is my favorite. It isn’t missing anything! And it was a great value! Read More

Review By Guru9ZSYZW

It’s a really nice vehicle. I love them. They ride nice and smooth. Sunroof.. I love a sunroof. Read More

2018 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Guru9STRYG

Feels more like a car than suv. Small mirrors with blind spots. Rides good overall. Read More

Review By Dawn

It was everything I was looking for and a great price too Read More

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