Tough Texas Ford Explorer is my ride!
2005 Ford Explorer XLS
My Ford Explorer is a superior vehicle as far as performance, reliability and value. This vehicle runs great, requires little fussing over and has been proven over many years in city, highway and off road conditions. I have never been left stranded by breakdown and have only had minor or expected repairs such as new brake pads, battery, tires and recently replaced the tie rods at 160,000 miles. My Explorer has excellent handling, amazing tight turning ratio and a comfortable ride on good surfaces. Off road it has a sport ride which is more adventurous being made for rugged terrain which it can take with ease. I've spent much time in mountainous areas and even on the worst dirt road resembling a goat track she climbs and handled grades like a champion. The best feature is the cargo capacity with folding 60/40 rear seats. A full sheet of plywood and a bunch more will fit having used her for numerous hardware store trips with heavy loads of lumber and bags of concrete mix. My vehicle has a receiving hitch and I have a 10 ft trailer to add to the hauling space which saved me from renting a moving truck during relocation. Keeping the vehicle clean is easy with sturdy cloth seats and tough carpet inside. Even after getting a mud bath the Explorer cleans easily in the driveway or does fine in automatic car washes. In summary it is a fine SUV that I can recommend to anyone needing a utility vehicle.