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Ford Explorer, SUV
#218 of 255 Re: anyone bought 2009 ford explorer XLT [gbj]
Aug 24, 2009 (5:28 am)
really appreciate this information . I think it is a good deal
#219 of 255 Re: Any 2008 Explorer leftovers out there? [karma50]
Aug 24, 2009 (8:17 am)
I know of a dealer in Florida that has one left I bought the other one and you are right here in florida I got 4500 off the msrp and it was brand new with only 17 miles. let me know
#220 of 255 2010 Ford Explorer Limited
Dec 21, 2009 (7:08 pm)
I am coming the end of a lease on a 2007 Explorer LTD. The only extras are a reverse sensing system, a V8, and upgraded rims. The sticker on the car when I leased it was $37,800, and after rebates, the sale price was $32,800. I am looking into either buying out my lease or buying a new 2010 Explorer LTD, but the lowest sticker price that I can find for a vehicle comparibly equipped is $42,500. I asked the dealer to explain to me why a car in the same body style with the same specs has gone up in sticker price by $5K 3 years later, and they have no logical explanation except to say that Ford sets the pricing, not them. Does this seem to make sense to you? I am in a suburb of Philadelphia, and C&C Ford is the dealer.
Thanks for any input,
Jan 27, 2010 (11:10 am)
hi y'all, new on the forum but long time reader... i'm contemplating buying a Mountaineer (that would be my 1st truck ever). I love that car strictly because of its looks, i can't lie I want at least an 07 or newer, i've been looking around and some dealership offer pretty good prices. However I am concerned about the Mercury brand. Will it go out of business? I heard they are going to eliminate the truck section and only make small cars. How does that affect the resale value of a car?
I read most of the comments on here and people seem pretty satisfied with it as far as the performance. I will probably keep the car for another 3 yrs if i buy it now. If some of you guys have traded the car in how easy/hard was it?
Any answers you can provide is greatly appreciated!!!
#222 of 255 2010 Explorer Limited
Feb 09, 2010 (6:08 am)
After several weeks of car shopping here is what I think to be the best offer for a fully loaded 2010 Limited with 5yr/100000 bumper to bumper coverage. It does have 5200 demo miles on it, but not an issue with me. I put 3000 down and my monthly payment is 609 on a 72 month loan.
#224 of 255 Just ordered/bought 2011 Ford Explorer!
Aug 16, 2010 (2:11 pm)
I just ordered/bought a new 2011 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD V6, silver metallic exterior, gray leather interior. Ordered 202A (package with driver connect package, MyFord Touch, Sync System, Rear View Camera, Dual Zone Automatic Air condition, comfort package), 6 speed automatic transmission, trailer package, navigation system. MSRP delivered $38,580. Dealer Invoice $35668. Special discount $720for 202A Package and $500 Ford Early order Cash Bonus. Bottom line, delivered price of $35,468 (not including tax, license, etc). Bought from Town and Country Ford in Quinnesec, Michigan. Do you think this is a good deal?
#225 of 255 Re: Just ordered/bought 2011 Ford Explorer! [explorerkid]
Aug 30, 2010 (11:16 am)
A little late to ask that now, isn't it?
Oct 14, 2010 (9:15 am)
A reporter is interested in talking with owners of the Ford Explorer who are also parents. If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply to predmunds.com no later than Saturday, November 20, 2010 and include your city and state of residence, the model year of your vehicle and the age of your child/ren.
Thanks for your consideration,
#227 of 255 Used 2004 Mountaineer AWD and a little rust?
Nov 13, 2010 (11:44 am)
I'm considering the purchase of a 2004 Mercury Mountaineer AWD that only has 18K on it. This was a 3rd vehicle that was used primarily at the owner's beach house. Upon inspection, the SUV is in like new condition, both inside and out. The asking price is slightly under $17,000.
The only area of concern I have is I noticed some surface rust in the engine compartment on the metal above the radiator. The bolts that hold the hood latch are rusted as well. I also noticed some surface corrosion on some of the exposed steel parts in the engine compartment. Underneath, the truck looked pretty good and I didn't see any rust on the exterior.
Is this a deal-breaker? Do you think this was simply because the truck spent a lot of time near the ocean? What advice would you give me?