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Old 12-26-2015, 01:10 PM   #1
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Who has a new(er) Explorer?

My wife and I are trading for a 2013 XLT 4WD with 39,000 miles and I was thinking I'd try to get the dealer to throw in (or give us a deal) on new tires. Any recommendations?

Anything else we need to be aware of with this rig before we buy? Thanks!
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My wife has a 2013 explorer. Not sure why you would need new tires on it already but if they will, then that's a plus.

I bought ours new and it's been a good vehicle. Not sure about buying used as you never know what the person b4 did


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I hadn't thought of it, other than they've got 39,000 more miles than a new one.

I'm used to being happy about getting 50,000 from pickup tires, so longer life tires are new to me. My Mustang needed tires six mo the after I bought it, just trying to avoid that here.

Plus, not knowing the history, I'd hate to have a plugged/patched tire. It will be my wife's daily driver and I'd like it to be as easy as can be for her- her drive to work isn't one I'd want to put a spare on the side of the road!


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Nothing is wrong with a plugged or patched tire if its just a basic puncture in the tread.


Anyway, I've been in a few. They seem like nice vehicles. Not actually a "truck" anymore like the previous generation if you are under any allusions as to that. Be warned that if you ever want to rent a U Haul to tow with it they may not rent to you because of the firestone tire/explorer rollover issues in the 90s. Not kidding.
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Nothing is wrong with a plugged or patched tire if its just a basic puncture in the tread.


Anyway, I've been in a few. They seem like nice vehicles. Not actually a "truck" anymore like the previous generation if you are under any allusions as to that. Be warned that if you ever want to rent a U Haul to tow with it they may not rent to you because of the firestone tire/explorer rollover issues in the 90s. Not kidding.

Thanks Scotty. I don't care as much about a plug or patch as much as I care about knowing it's there. Just a peace of mind thing.

I knew they were no longer based on a truck platform- the only part of that I don't like is FWD.

If we need to tow, I still have my old reliable F150 and access to heavier trucks if needed. I remember those Firestone issues, my mother bought a brand new 2000 that came with Firestone Wilderness tires on it. It was a great rig until a 77 K5 Blazer met it head on in he highway and Mom was able to walk away from the accident.


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Well my salesman gave up on dispatch picking it up in Indy, so Sunday night a guy flew out and got within two hours away when he had to stop due to weather. It made it into the shop yesterday and I'm told it's in outstanding condition other than an undisclosed dent in a passenger door. I've been assured the cost of fixing it will not be stuck on us and they've ordered a new door.

They are also installing factory remote start and supposed to be undercoating it- I've paid entirely too much money towards fixing rust (I'm almost done though, truck needs cab corners still and my Cougar needs a gob of work).


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Sounds like its working out for you, good to hear. Yeah with the rust... entirely because these ****ers in our local gov'ts won't use a non corrosive anti-ice on the roads. Around here in the winter your car has white crust halfway up 95% of the time during about now through early March. That's what some of these guys in warmer states who always say "it was meant to be driven" don't seem to comprehend.

Anyway, hopefully that rustcoat works out and the door is good and they throw in new tires and a tank of gas.
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Hope you like it trying to trade in mine same model...After a while very underwhelmed with power for it to be a Suv, went from a edge which i loved to the explorer for a bigger ride, want to go back to the edge
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We didn't like the Edge and honestly I really hoped we would. My wife is 4'11" and it's a little comical to see her driving such a large vehicle.

She loves it and that's what's important. I really like it too and if all goes to plan, we will put 200,000+ miles on it πŸ‘πŸ»


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