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#568 of 716 Re: Any 2011 Explorer moonroof tilt? - how far??? [djmgmail]
Mar 27, 2011 (1:45 pm)
I understand how you feel, but any car edition this new out has break out issues, even the top line Lexus did in 2007. Edmunds says Fords have been the least trouble prone new cars in their recent long term tests. (See Ford Flex L/T 70,000 mile test). This is why I waited until 09 to buy my Lexus, and I'll wait until probably 13 to buy my next Explorer. I made that mistake once in 02, and learned a valuable lesson. But I still like my Fords.
#569 of 716 Re: Any 2011 Explorer moonroof tilt? - how far??? [djmgmail]
Mar 27, 2011 (3:38 pm)
I test drove an Explorer wit the sunroof today.
When I tilted the front roof open, there didn't seem to an air gap at the back, which I found to be a bit strange.
#570 of 716 Explorer vs Grand Cherokee
Apr 02, 2011 (9:41 am)
I was wondering if anyone here had driven both the Explorer and the Grand Cherokee, and if so, what are your impressions. I like both, but was hoping for some other insights.
#571 of 716 Re: 2011 Ford explorer [fawltytowers44]
Apr 02, 2011 (3:02 pm)
Agreed. These vehicles listed good with IIHS. I wonder why they rated only 3 stars for front seats with gov. testing. Ford needs to redesign for getting better gov safety rating. I own 1 super crew F150 and 1 expedition and consider 2011 explorer. Thanks.
#572 of 716 Re: Interested in an Explorer [occupant1]
Apr 12, 2011 (8:57 am)
Why do you say the Explorer has the best gas mileage of any 7 seat vehicle? Based on what? Certainly not the official EPA ratings. The Highlander handedly beats it on that basis, even the non-Hybrid version. There may be others that do to, I just picked it as one example.
#573 of 716 Re: Interested in an Explorer [citivas]
Apr 12, 2011 (9:07 am)
18/24 for the V6 Highlander.
17/25 for the V6 Explorer.
Oh my, the 4-cylinder Highlander can have a third row seat.
20/25 for the 4-cylinder Highlander? Sure, the city number is higher. But are you sure? A 4-cylinder Highlander hauling around me, my wife, five kids, and luggage from Texas to Ohio and back? You are funny.
I will admit I saw a Highlander Hybrid at a gas station for it's semi-annual fill-up. It was black and looked pretty slick. But a Highlander for my family hauler? *chuckle*
#574 of 716 Re: Interested in an Explorer [occupant1]
Apr 12, 2011 (4:46 pm)
The 3rd row space in a Highlander is still pretty small.
Explorer has 2 more inches head room, 3 more inches leg room, 5 more inches hip room, 7 more inches shoulder room.
#575 of 716 Re: Interested in an Explorer [nyccarguy]
Apr 14, 2011 (8:55 am)
Sorry for the delayed response. I just ran across this reply. I was referring to the 2.0L Ecoboost, as you had assumed. At this time, they have not released the order guide so I am limited to only that information. Keep an eye on the Ford.com site for further information.
Apr 17, 2011 (10:34 am)
I notice that when I accelerate in my 2011 Ford explorer, that I can feel the vibration in the accelerator and in my steering wheel. Is this normal?
The closest vehicle that I can compare this to is my 2007 Toyota RAV4. I don't seem to have this issue.
Maybe because of the bigger vehicle and engine, as compared to the explorer, maybe this is normal.
#577 of 716 Re: Is this normal? [cfalgout2000]
Apr 18, 2011 (7:36 am)
I can't say about the vibration in the accelerator but the stearing wheel vibration is likely due to the fact that when you are accelerating from a low speed the rear drive is TIGHTLY coupled in. Then, with even the slightest disparaty in rear wheel circumference vs the front wheels (unequal tire pressure?), or even a slight off-center turn of the steering wheel, you might encounter/feel a bit of driveline windup and/or tire scrubbing/hopping.
SOP for 4WD engagement on tractive, non-slippery, surfaces.