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How many actually own an Explorer

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by chicagoslick, April 22, 2016.

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How many own an Explorer?

Poll closed April 29, 2016.
  1. Currently own

    106 vote(s)
    89.8%
  2. Previously own

    4 vote(s)
    3.4%
  3. Researching getting ready to buy

    5 vote(s)
    4.2%
  4. Other (just poking around as I have nothing better to do)

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  1. 613GT500

    613GT500 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the v8.
    If they offered the same v8 that's available in the F150, I'd trade mine in a heart beat.
     
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  3. WJGreer

    WJGreer Member

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    You can't get that V8 in an Expedition either, though, so you can see which way they're going.
     
  4. BrianT

    BrianT Active Member

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    3rd Explorer

    2007 Explorer LTD
    Then a couple of Honda Ridgeline's
    2013 Explorer Sport
    2016 Explorer Sport

    Brian
     
  5. Tuscany

    Tuscany Active Member

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    There is no chance Ford goes back to the V-8. They are committed to the turbo thing. I'm not a believer in that set up.
    We bought a New Yukon Denali DI 6.2L with 420/460/8 speed. More power, same mileage and no turbo lag.
    There is no chance I would go with a large Ford SUV with a small turbo V-6.
    Actually, I won't buy a large SUV under 400hp. Just too big.
     
  6. chicagoslick

    chicagoslick Active Member

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    Thanks to everyone for posting / answering the poll...
     
  7. WJGreer

    WJGreer Member

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    I see your point, though the Ecoboost isn't exactly small at 3.5L. I'm OK with it, but I would not, for example, feel comfortable in one of the new Volvo XC90s that has a 2 liter 4 cylinder engine both turbocharged and supercharged to make 316HP. I can see that kind of tech showing its colors as I pull a camper over Wolf Creek Pass.

    The way I look at it is this - if a company would put a non-turbo version of the engine in the same car as a lesser-powered option, I'd consider the turbo version. As the Ecoboost is more or less a turbocharged version of the 3.5 in the XLT.

    At my altitude there are advantages to turbo engines, so I tend to be a little more open-minded. My favorite car ever, though, was my 2005 5 series BMW, which had a naturally aspirated 4.4L V8 that sounded like Gabriel's horn.

    How long did it take you to get used to the tip-in on that Denali? Those things have crazy power, but I felt like the throttle needed an adrenaline shot. Super nice vehicle though; I wish I could get my wife to consider one.
     
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  8. Tuscany

    Tuscany Active Member

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    I haven't noticed any lag or weird response, but I'm not a throttle stabber either..
    It's no where near as enemic off the line as our 5.3 Tahoe used to be. I think the new lower geared 1st of the 8 speed takes care of a lot of throttle shortcomings that may have been there from the past, and the DI seems to give instant response. The 6.2L makes that fat ass SUV drive like its half the weight it actually is.

    As you stated, the only place I can see a smaller turbocharged engine being viable would be diesel applications or at high altitude. Turbo boost would make a major difference in power in thin air, where NA engines struggle with a lack of oxygen.

    IMO, I'm not a believer in smaller turbo engines. You couldn't give me a 2.3l EB for this Ex we have on order.
    Personally, I think Ford's small turbo engines are just too small. Give me the 2.7L as a base engine, and I would consider. I personally think the 2.3L has too much stress on a small, lower compression turbo engine. Just not enough overall displacement for the weight. Totally useless unless on full boost.
    You know, It's just my opinion. Others may see it totally different.

    Anyway, as much as I would love to buy a redesigned Navigator for my wife next time, I will pass if the engine is a 3.5L TT.
     
    Last edited: April 27, 2016
  9. Sgt1411

    Sgt1411 Elite Explorer

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    Why did you bail on the Yukon Denali?.....they are beautiful now since the 15 refresh.

    I had a 2007 and loved it.
     
  10. Tuscany

    Tuscany Active Member

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    The Denali is my wife's vehicle here in Buffalo.
    The Ex is for a vacation home we just bought in SW Florida.
    It's going to be drop shipped there.
     
  11. SVT2059

    SVT2059 New Member

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    I'm on my 7th Explorer.
    95
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    Guess you could say that I like them. :)
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2016
  12. RetroHarley

    RetroHarley New Member

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    You need to update your Profile, you are one vehicle behind. :eek::D
     
  13. champco

    champco Active Member

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    Going to stick this into the mix.
    Sunday took a drive around the outer loop at 60-65 mph for a hour plus occasionally hitting 70.
    Mostly flat with a few rolls here and there. Had reset the MPG at the on ramp and watch as the MPG average climbed to 26.8.
    Surprised me that just keeping my foot out of it managed that good of a number which I wonder if it was topped out as I reached my destination.
     
  14. DMG632

    DMG632 Active Member

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    First Explorer for me, but 3rd Ford

    Second Ford: Eddie Bauer Bronco with bad valve guides after 25,000 miles
    First and best Ford: 1956 Big Window F-100 with a Ford 427 and Jag rear end, Mustang II front clip.
     
  15. chicagoslick

    chicagoslick Active Member

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    Thanks to all who answered the poll. I was pleasantly surprised to see so many repeat owners...
     
  16. 1995E

    1995E Well-Known Member

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    I started to do the same in my commute with my AWD Explorer and I get that number as well. I calculated if the average was right or not by filling up at the same pump, driving 60 miles up and down i-95, and doing the calculation and ti's right.

    It's so hard to keep the foot out of the pedal though. The feel of horsepower and torque going through your back on the hwy is a good feeling.
     
  17. SVT2059

    SVT2059 New Member

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    LOL! Thanks RetroHarley for catching that.
     
  18. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    Thank you for the positive feedback! It's always great to hear that folks are finding the forums to be useful :thumbsup:
     

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