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#196 of 715 Still waiting on my Explorer (2 months)
Jul 18, 2011 (12:08 pm)
I ordered my Explorer back in May, and we still have no VIN number or idea that it's even been in production. Our sales rep told us there was a huge hail storm in Chicago in June which damaged a large inventory that had to be put back on the production line. My husband and I are losing patience as we've been promised the VIN number for three weeks to no avail. How long is too long to wait on our car? Does this sound like a production issue or an issue with my rep? We're honestly looking at purchasing a Highlander if we don't hear back in the next week or two.
#197 of 715 Re: Still waiting on my Explorer (2 months) [bendicott]
Jul 18, 2011 (5:57 pm)
I waited 12 weeks. Ordered in February, delivered in May. Lots of different excuses for the delay from the dealer. I think the dealers probably don't know or don't want to explain the real reason. But, was well worth the wait love the car and get way more compliments then any other car I have owned. Just now waiting to upgrade my phone to something that can handle all the car features.
#198 of 715 Explorer Gas Fill
Jul 27, 2011 (2:52 pm)
A small but irritating design flaw is preventing me from buying another Explorer. Why can't the engineers at Ford figure out that the gas fill should be on the driver's side. More convenient for the driver, plus, in the US, the natural tendency is to pull into the gas pumps on the right side. Maybe they want my wife to jump out and fill the tank for me.
#199 of 715 Re: Explorer Gas Fill [kw55304]
by steve_ HOST
Jul 27, 2011 (3:53 pm)
I have two cars and one gas fill is on the driver's side and one is on the passenger side. The driver's side is a lot easier to deal with.
There's usually a little triangle or something near the gas gauge indicating what side of the car the gas fill is on. I have to look at mine every time.
btw, the easy car is a Ford built Nissan.
#200 of 715 Re: Explorer Gas Fill [kw55304]
Jul 28, 2011 (7:54 am)
I prefer the filler on the passenger side. That way when I pull in to fill up, I don't have to deal with the concrete hoop blocking the door.
I believe it has something to do with which side the exhaust goes on. Typically, the filler will be on the opposite side of the vehicle from the exhaust. IIRC, that's done for safety - keeps spilled gas off the hot exhaust.
#201 of 715 housekeeping
by steve_ HOST
Oct 06, 2011 (9:37 am)
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2011 Ford Explorer
#202 of 715 2011 Ford Explorer
by steve_ HOST
Mar 04, 2013 (6:44 pm)
Jan 01, 2010 (11:24 pm)
no more lift packages and less durable thanks ford!
#205 of 715 Re: new junk [bstednick]
Jan 26, 2010 (1:22 pm)
What's going to be the main differences between the Edge, Flex and Explorer? It seems like at least two of these are going to be so close...why have two?