• fb_100006009999207 avatar Joseph Posted: 9/10/2013 12:34am PDT

    I recently purchased a 2013 Explorer and am well pleased with it. I have owned a number of like vehicles over my lifespan including a oyota Sequoia, Nissan Van, Subaru and several sports cars, trucks and even a few muscle cars from the 60s and an occasional pickup. This Explorer (XLT) is not the nicest rig I have owned but does have plenty of comfort for my old carcas at 6 ft and 260 lbs. It drives nice, gets decent MPGs, not much road noise, so far, a decent dealership, good trade-in and all in all am quite satisfied with all the extra tech goodies and room for me the wife and our wrecking crew of 2 Weimaraners. I especially like the rear climate control to keep the back cool or warm for the older weim as we travel. I am satisfied!

  • fb_1627281282 avatar Leslee Posted: 6/20/2012 10:21pm PDT

    I am renting a Ford Explorer right now and I am VERY disappointed in it! Loud road noise, very tight and bouncy and handles terribly in the rain. It walked all over the road at a speed of 50. I took a 4.5 hour trip and by the time I got out of this ca I felt as if I had been run over by a dozer....I have certainly changed my mind and WILL NOT be purchasing one. I am highly disappointed to say the least. Dreading making the trip back home.

  • wrenchead avatar wrenchead Posted: 3/18/2013 8:58am PDT

    What are you comparing it to....a go-cart?
    You have not driven the Acadia then.
    These are 4000lb cars with I high center of gravity so handling is not "sport car" like.
    But compared to the vehicles they replace they do a much better job in day to day duties with still some off-road capabilities.
    Also rain performance is more a tire function than chassis.