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#662 of 716 Re: Inventory Level Control? [a4b5]
Nov 29, 2011 (11:29 am)
basically you search by your zip code and it'll bring up the closest dealers, much like on the ford.com site, but in the dropdown box, EVERY Ford dealer in Texas is listed, in order, by distance from where you are. You'll also discover there's a LOT more Ford dealers in places you never knew existed!
I'm just excited the EcoBoost is available. And even on a base model with no other options. $30100 MSRP. But after my wife rented a 2010 Explorer Eddie Bauer for the last month, she's dead set on heated seats and other goodies so we're probably looking at a 205A package XLT or a Limited of some sort. Good news is better color choices and availability with those.
#663 of 716 Re: Back to the 2011 Explorer [steve_]
Nov 29, 2011 (11:31 am)
Then it's not an SUV, Steve!! It's a Minivan, which agreed, is probably the ultimately practical people hauler. But not much good for 4WD.
#664 of 716 Re: Back to the 2011 Explorer [nvbanker]
Nov 29, 2011 (11:54 am)
I also bought a Ford Explorer limited earlier this year. It seems like people either love or hate the vehicle. For us, we absolutely love this vehicle! Very roomy and very comfortable. The only real issue that we have had thus far is that the ABS module shorted out for some unknown reason. It didn't seem <>to affect anything except make some indicators on the console light up. But it was fixed and repaired and nothing else has happened since then. The sync occasionally has trouble understanding my speech, but it's not a regular thing so we're not concerned about it. We are awaiting the update that will be sent after the 1st of the new year with the improvements. Overall, very happy with the vehicle.
#665 of 716 Re: Back to the 2011 Explorer [nvbanker]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 29, 2011 (12:53 pm)
Yeah, but think how practical a high clearance SUV would be if you could get sliders on it. And instead of one AWD choice you'd have lots of AWD and 4WD choices.
#666 of 716 Re: Back to the 2011 Explorer [steve_]
Nov 29, 2011 (1:00 pm)
Practical but ugly.
#667 of 716 Re: Back to the 2011 Explorer [steve_]
Nov 29, 2011 (1:01 pm)
But think of how ridiculous it would look!! Plus, think of the body creak it would have going off road without that B pillar support in the middle. OMG!
#668 of 716 Re: Back to the 2011 Explorer [nvbanker]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 29, 2011 (1:09 pm)
Bah, you guys have no imagination.
Oh well, there's always Quigley for when I win the lottery.
#669 of 716 Re: Back to the 2011 Explorer [nvbanker]
Nov 29, 2011 (4:46 pm)
"..But not much good for 4WD.."
The Toyota Sienna Minivan has the same F/awd system, mechanically, as does the new Ford Exploder. Can't say about the Sienna's firmware control of the F/awd system, it might be better...or worse.
#670 of 716 Re: Back to the 2011 Explorer [wwest]
Nov 30, 2011 (7:53 am)
Or the same.
#671 of 716 Re: Back to the 2011 Explorer [nvbanker]
Nov 30, 2011 (8:04 am)
If it had sliding doors it would be a minivan. And my wife would have a broken heart over it. I don't think Ford has anything with sliding doors anymore save for maybe the Econoline/E-Series. Freestar was killed off after what, 2007? Even the GM "minivans", the Traverse/Acadia/Enclave, they have regular opening doors. Although at the low end of the crossover/wagon/SUV/minivan range, even the little Mazda5 has sliders.
I like it the way it is. I do wish the power tailgate could be ordered on the base model, though. But with the wife's wishes, a Limited or 205A XLT hunting we will go.