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from West Herr Ford
Year / Model Reviewed:
2007 Explorer Sport Trac
Plenty of power for passing, towing and getting through the 'tough' spots. Interior is well designed and constructed. Handles like a more expensive car and rides far better than any other truck I've owned, including big SUV's, Mini van, and full sized luxury vans. Tows my boat with ease even up still hills and I've moved a house full of cabinets in the back with a trailor and barely noticed it was there. I truck my ATV around all over the place during hunting season and have gotten into some places that even surprised my 'off roading' friends and did it with style and ease.
Short bed - although I knew this wasn't a full sized vehicle, the bed still is shorter than I'd like. Especially since a full sheet of plywood has much difficulty fitting in the back, same with 8 & 10 lumber[needs to be tied down]. Side seat covers appear to be cheap plastic and get in the way when trying to get out of vehicle. No ashtrays!
This vehicle fits my needs very well. As long as you're not looking for a big hauler or for heavy construction use, it's a great marriage between form and function. Styling is exceptional, gas economy is reasonable [for 8 cyls.], interior space is spacious and it hauls my boat, ATV, trailor around with ease. It has loads of power and handles better than most cars I've driven, and I think the ride is better than my friend's Cadillac! My particular vehicle is well appointed with p/w, p/l, controls for radio/temp/fan/cruise on the steering wheel which I have found to be very handy. My friends are all jealous of me and tell me they will be taking a hard look at this vehicle the next time they go to purchase a truck. I have found the gas milage to be exactly how it was rated for and when I talk to other guys that have similar trucks [of a foreign variety] they say they don't get the milage I get from this size truck! I also have full leather interior that is both very plush and well constructed, it cleans well and seems to be very durable as well [I've already spilled a can of finish all over the back seat and it just peeled off after drying a couple of days], I carry alot of my band equipment so the back bed and back seat get quite a work out each week. I have had it in for service three times [5, 10 & 15,000 mile checkup] and each time they have looked it over with a fine tooth comb and say it looks very good and requires no additional maintenance or care. I've been especially happy with the looks I get from people as I drive down the road too. My buddy's daughter LOVES my truck, especially the heated seats and the adjustable foot pedals. The wife likes the dual temperatures controls, Sirius radio, and the heated backs on the seats, not to mention the adjustable pedals and steering column. Yea I really like this truck, it fits most of my toys and carrys five people comfortably. I highly recommend this particular make and model for anyone who is looking to 'downsize' from a full bodied truck or the big SUV's [I had a 2002 Tahoe previously]. Although I'm not a big 'off-roader', I have used it during hunting season in the woods. I've been down many a 'seasonal road' with it that may not bee heavy off road use, but, these roads are called 'seasona' for a reason. This truck has seen some deep creeks and more than a few holes [deep enough to sink the 18" wheels] and still pull itself out everytime. Also living in Buffalo, New York it has seen quite a few slick roads and heavy snowfalls already and has performed flawlessly. Great truck!
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My friends have similar sized trucks [Chevy S-10 and Colorados and Dodge Dakotas] that I have driven. No match if I want a longer bed I use their trucks otherwise they look to use my when they want to go out with theirs girls!