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#4 of 10 RE: Braking Problem
Dec 11, 2002 (11:43 am)
jerry2281: I would keep monitoring this and try to pin down when exactly the shuddering happens. The more information you give the service manager the better they can diagnose the problem.
Advancetrac is the stability control, correct? I wonder if that could cause the problem. Just guessing.
#5 of 10 brake problem
Dec 24, 2002 (10:47 pm)
2003 eddie bauer...smooth as silk so far ....but will keep an eye out...thanks guys...
#6 of 10 traction handling in winter weather
Dec 28, 2002 (9:32 pm)
We are first time SUV'ers, vowed would not drive a truck to work, but we now commute 50 miles one way to work and experienced first snow and figured now is the time to look into one of these. Did not want a "bus" in the driveway so did our research and settled on an Explorer w/4wd, v6, interest free for 5 yrs helps too. How is the handling in nasty weather outside of ice which nothing works well on? Haven't bought yet but will in next few days. Thanks.
#7 of 10 2002 Ford Explorer
Jan 07, 2003 (11:55 am)
Can't respond to the performance on ice and snow. EX does well in rain. Traded a 2001 Jeep GC and couldn't be happier. I'm rid of what amounted to a lemon. The EX is much quieter, better ride, and handles great. Good luck with your purchase.
#8 of 10 4WD by Ford Corporation
Jan 08, 2003 (10:14 pm)
Back in 1993, I bought my first Ford 4WD-- an Explorer XLT. In the summer of 2000 I traded it in on a Ford Ranger 4WD, and in 2002 I supplemented that with a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. I have a strong appreciation for the sure footedness of Ford 4WD, and am a happy owner/customer of the Corporate brands.
#9 of 10 I've been greasy side down for two years
Jan 08, 2003 (11:15 pm)
no heavy weather yet in MN, but both winters I've owned my 2000 I've driven along for miles on glare ice on the Interstate, no problem. of course, I wasn't trying to pass trucks at 80 mph at the time, either. when the footing gets questionable, lock out the OD, put on 4wd-high if you don't have AWD like I do, drive like Granny with a migrane, and you'll be OK.
Jan 10, 2003 (2:47 pm)
And don't do anything SUDDEN in an SUV in bad weather. These aren't sports cars.