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If anyone is considering an Explorer, consider this:
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The Explorer was a possible choice for me. Glad I didn't make that choice.
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Hammer,

I'm not sure where to start looking again. My wife loves the "look" of the new JGC but that is what she cares about...chrome door handles. C'mon. Jeep did what they could as far as jamming the truck with lots of goodies, near luxury interior and 4x4 capabilities while trying to keep the price out of the stratosphere. If it was too much to get a feature to work right at a specific manufacturing price point maybe they should of left it out. The issue is that the problems reported are spread out over electronics, drivetrain and material quality. I hate to say this but I may have to shell out $10,000 more to go Japanese or German. An extended warranty is an option but why..it should not be needed. This is a very tough decision.
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I'm not sure where to start looking again. My wife loves the "look" of the new JGC but that is what she cares about...chrome door handles. C'mon. Jeep did what they could as far as jamming the truck with lots of goodies, near luxury interior and 4x4 capabilities while trying to keep the price out of the stratosphere. If it was too much to get a feature to work right at a specific manufacturing price point maybe they should of left it out. The issue is that the problems reported are spread out over electronics, drivetrain and material quality. I hate to say this but I may have to shell out $10,000 more to go Japanese or German. An extended warranty is an option but why..it should not be needed. This is a very tough decision.
What do you think your Japanese or German options would be? Are you set on a true SUV or are you willing to purchase a CUV?
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Hammer,

I still have a 1998 ford explorer 4x4 that I bought new and lovingly cared for. I had grand ideas of climbing mountains and fording streams like on the commercials. The fact is that in 13+ years the closest thing to offroad I've seen is the NYS parkway potholes every spring. I do love climbing over 2 feet of snow without shoveling. What I need is room for my wife, two year old son, Beagle and all the junk that goes with us while providing sure footing in all types of weather. I quess a wagon with snow tires and clam shell as needed would cover that but boy does that suck. I just don't know...I thought I did.
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