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#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.
#672 of 716 Re: Back to the 2011 Explorer [occupant1]
Nov 30, 2011 (8:22 am)
I have a 2012 Limited, and highly recommend it. Wonderful road car. Excellent mileage in town, good on road too, if you drive slow, if you push it to 85 like I do, you only get 20mpg. But you'll get 18.5 in town easy. That's 5 more mpg than my 07 Explorer got.
#673 of 716 Possible damage during jumpstart
Jan 03, 2012 (12:45 pm)
I think I may have damaged my electrical system during a jumpstart on my 2001 Ford Explorer. My battery was completely drained, While jump starting my vehicle my gauges(rpm) were flickering. This led me to believe i had overflow into my system. My transmission has gone from perfect to shot, along with a few of my electrical systems being on the fritz.
Is it possible to have transmission problems due to this?