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#48 of 351 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac still no photos!
Jan 22, 2006 (4:47 pm)
Even with the 2007 Sport Trac featured prominently on their website, Ford is still keeping their clear photos "close to the vest" to use a poker term. The ones shown are taken at extreme angles and/or have the vehicle covered in mud.
As of January 21, 2005 the dealer near my home anticipates that they'll have the new vehicles "on the ground" in their showroom within thirty days. He didn't pressure me about "getting on a waiting list" or any of that other dealer nonsense...and he simply invited me to call them back in another two weeks to see if there have been further developments.
If Nissan or Toyota started to offer nicer upgrades (such as leather seats) to their Frontier or Tacoma pickups, I might be tempted to look at them, too. This lack of upgrades had me briefly considering the F-150 Lariat SuperCrew...but I honestly can't justify the big size.
Ford could potentially have a winner on their hands with the new Sport Trac for people like me who don't haul heavy stuff, but periodically bulky items like bicycles, sporting equipment, landscaping supplies, boxes, bulk-store purchases, etc.
C'mon Ford, show us some decent 2007 Sport Trac photographs already!
~ Blue Jays ~
#49 of 351 Re: 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac still no photos! [bluejays]
Jan 22, 2006 (9:24 pm)
strangely enough, the "newest" photos don't look much different than the old SporTrac. Maybe it was just a steroids type treatment to the looks. I would imagine that it was on display at LA and Detroit auto shows, you should be able to find a photo gallery from them.
#50 of 351 Explorer front and improved F-150 rear...
Jan 24, 2006 (10:26 pm)
The salespeople with whom I spoke at the dealership said that the improved Sport Trac will have the technology improvements of the 2006 Explorer along with the updated sheetmetal. They also told me the rear will look much more similar to the "squared-off" F-150 pickup. The extra length in the bed might even allow it to fit some motorcycles or quad-runners depending upon size.
They gladly showed all their internal-use-only literature, but they weren't allowed to distribute that to potential customers. It apparently contained alot of "salesy" techniques for them to use. The brochures for customers are anticipated to be out within two weeks.
Lead time if you need an Explorer Sport Trac built to your specifications is running twelve weeks or so as best that they could estimate.
~ Blue Jays ~
#51 of 351 New release date
Feb 04, 2006 (4:01 pm)
Spoke with another dealership on February 2, 2006 and they're predicting the new trucks will start hitting the dealerships in March towards the end of the month.
I'm wondering if the recent spike in fuel costs (although not quite as bad as last summer) will lead to some of these new vehicles just sitting on dealership lots?
~ Blue Jays ~
#52 of 351 Re: New release date [bluejays]
Feb 04, 2006 (5:56 pm)
that's a hard call... with Ford claiming 20ish for mileage, it might be economical to some.
On the other hand if they all come with the V-8 they will quickly get a reputation as a gas hog.
Personally, I am holding out til they bring in a new generation diesel and take mpg up to 24.
#53 of 351 Performance Sport Trac?
Feb 11, 2006 (11:41 am)
Blip in Sryacuse paper says Ford decided to scrap plan to build a performance version of Explorer Sport Trac. Any one know what that's about?
#54 of 351 Re: Performance Sport Trac? [mapleharry]
Feb 11, 2006 (10:08 pm)
yes, it is their "restructuring"--in other words they aren't making money and they see this as a luxury item on their budget.
#55 of 351 Re: Performance Sport Trac? [mapleharry]
Feb 12, 2006 (11:15 am)
Yup, it's totally true. In the same announcement Ford said the GT would be discontinued along with the Lincoln LS.
It's sad. Ford needs performance cars. The only one they have is the Mustang GT500 which is good, but not enough.
A performance Sport Trac was a Ford product that I was looking forward to, but apparently it wont happen.
Can you at least do an SVT Fusion, Ford?
#56 of 351 Re: Tire Thumping [madijo]
Feb 28, 2006 (7:09 am)
I have a 2004 Sportrac with 28,000 miles. Mine starting thumping at about 25,000 miles. The dealer says it's tire vibration. Since it caused the tires to wear uneven they are giving me new tires. Goodyear says there are no defects in the tire. I rotate my tires every 6 thousand miles so they should not be worn already. I am still waiting after 3 weeks for the tires.
#57 of 351 Re: Explorer front and improved F-150 rear... [bluejays]
Mar 03, 2006 (8:14 am)
I am not sure why people are claiming the 07 Sport Trac has a longer bed. Everything I have read states that it has a longer wheelbase than the previous model but that the extra length was used in the interior, not the bed. While the bed does have more volume than before, I believe this is due to the fact that it is a couple inches wider and maybe a bit taller, not because of an increase in length. This means the tailgate might be a bit longer so you could theoretically carry longer objects when the tailgate is down.
I have received pricing from a couple of dealers but I have told them I will not place an order until I have had a chance to test drive an 07. The MSRP on a 4x4 Limited V-8 with power moonroof, bed extender cage, trailer towing package and hard tonneau cover is $31,330 less dealer and dest. charges. I can buy at X-plan so that should lower it into the $29K range. Not bad...