Ford Explorer (1997–2001)

Last updated 26 March 2015

Useful tow car and the 4.0-litre V6 makes it a decent motorway cruiser.
Old-school road manners, thirsty and feels very big. Rust can be a problem. Running costs soon mount up.
Updated 10 September 2012

Brake pipe corrosion now common. Also alloy wheels proner to splitting.

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American 4.0 litre 6 cylinder SUV, imported to the UK as a sub Range Rover competitor.

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