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#198 of 716 Explorer Gas Fill
Jul 27, 2011 (1:52 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 716 Re: Explorer Gas Fill [kw55304]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 27, 2011 (2:53 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 716 Re: Explorer Gas Fill [kw55304]
Jul 28, 2011 (6:54 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.
Oct 06, 2011 (8:37 am)
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2011 Ford Explorer
Jan 01, 2010 (10:24 pm)
no more lift packages and less durable thanks ford!
#205 of 716 Re: new junk [bstednick]
Jan 26, 2010 (12:22 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?
#206 of 716 2011 Explorer debut date
Feb 02, 2010 (12:40 pm)
When will the 2011 Explorer show up on the dealer lots?
Has Ford announced any dates yet?
#207 of 716 Re: new junk [m6user]
Apr 03, 2010 (2:44 am)
Edge and Explorer will both be SUVish crossovers, with some mild off road ability. Edge with five passengers, Explorer with seven.
Flex is a pure family hauler, with no off road pretensions.