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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Ford Explorers really kinda suck

So the wifes benz went back in for some final fixes that i wasn't satisfied with and the body shop is pickin up the tab for the rental this go around.

Its an 08 explorer. first of all, this thing has no power at all, the litlte V6 that couldnt. The transmission shifts crappy and it cant decide what gear to be in. Then the dash read outs remind me of an 80s arcade game with their green dashed numbers, etc. And the mirrors are so tiny they are useless. oh and they say not to tow with a rental but i just had to try it. Why do they (ford) put the small inch and a 1/4 or whatever size reciever on there? 2'' recievers on any other mid sized SUV. oh and in case anyone wants to tow with one...dont. the transmission will blow up i think- i only went a few miles towing the boat and its not a huge boat. but since its free i guess i cant complain too much. oh before i decide not to complain, why does it have a third row seat thats so small you cant do anything with it?

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what barney said sounds reasonable
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what barney said sounds reasonable

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 06:48 PM
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Re: Ford Explorers really kinda suck

Last I checked UHaul doesnt allow ANY Explorer from towing their trailers. Okay, I just checked for a 2008 Exploder:

"This vehicle is not authorized to tow U-Haul equipment. U-Haul does not rent behind this tow vehicle. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Is there a different vehicle that you can use for towing?"

Yeah, a TOYOTA BEOTCH!!

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Re: Ford Explorers really kinda suck

What do you expect from a company that has spent the past decade on the verge of "out of business?" Rent a Chrysler. You'll think the Explorer is a reasonable vehicle.

I had a Pathfinder for 2 months in Ohio. Not too bad ergronomically, but not enough power to get out of it's own way. My colleague's Maxima (same motor) was a darn nice car...I'd almost consider it if it drove the right pair of wheels. The Altima I drove to the airport isn't even close to the Maxima.
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Re: Ford Explorers really kinda suck

They don't call them Exploders for nothing.


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Sad when you consider Ford practically invented the SUV.
Hmm... that would be a interesting thing to research. Which came first...

SUV's which takes us way back...

Explorer
Bronco
Blazer
Land Cruiser
Scouts
Land Rovers
Jeep

Maybe these:
GAZ 69
or
English Russia First SUV Ever

What actually qualifies as a SUV?

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Re: Ford Explorers really kinda suck

my test with a rental car is to take it to the track. the rail road track that is. there is one by work it you hit it going just right(not to fast or slow) you can get some really good air. Not saying we ever took the homegrocer.com bug over these track. but boy the new VW bugs are light....

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