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Buy my 2015! It's in the classified section.
Where are you located. Your jeep looks incredible. Its the exact colors that im looking for also.

PM me some more details about it if you can.

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I find the Explorer doesnt handle any weather too well. When it snowed here in Dallas (Yes, it does snow in Texas), the explorer didnt grip the road well. The front tire spin was significant from a full stop.
First I've never been a fan of Fords. Not sure why. But any who.

For handling snow, all you need is the appropriate TIRES, PERIOD.

Blaming ANY 4WD/AWD slipping in the snow, in Texas no less, on the Vehicle and not the TIRES is ridiculous.

I have as much confidence in driving in New Enland during a blizzard in my wifes FWD VW as I do my Jeep (unless it's 2 feet deep on the highway). Because I have the RIGHT TIRES ON IT. I'm a big fan of Nokian snow tires which I put on both the Jeep and the VW. I'm not saying you need Nokian's in Texas Winter.

You can put crappy tires on a Jeep too.

And picking your lease vehicle based on what OEM tires it comes with is nuts.

Some people choose snows for winter, some choose a more aggressive All Terrain year round and some folks just stick with OEM. But you have to know what the tradeoffs and capabilities of the tires you have.

Jeep Grand may be a more capable vehicle than a ford Explorer off road or in extreme snow conditions with the SAME TIRES.

But for what snow and ice Texas sees I can't imagine the Explorer not being reasonably capable with the APPROPIATE TIRES.

I would not think of running the OEM tires on the Jeep in New England Winter.

Too many people assume the drivetrain gives them traction without spending a moments thought about the tires. It's usually these SUV owners you see spun out in the ditch when driving on highways during a blizzard.

Tires are MORE important than 4WD. Appropriate tires for the season allow you to get the most out of any drivetrain you have.
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Buy my 2015! It's in the classified section.
Hey Brother. The way you're talking about this thing, forget the fact you're posting it in a Jeep forum, doubtful you'll find a buyer here. I wish you luck though. Really, never been a fan of the Explorer either.
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Hey Brother. The way you're talking about this thing, forget the fact you're posting it in a Jeep forum, doubtful you'll find a buyer here. I wish you luck though. Really, never been a fan of the Explorer either.
Couldnt agree more. The people here are Jeep people and I am completely on board with that. This is more of the "If you know someone" reach out. Someone might know of a person who need three rows of seats or is looking for a larger SUV. This is me asking for help spreading the word, not looking for a buyer in these forums.

Truthfully, it is a pretty good vehicle. It doesnt compare to the Jeep GC but its an apples and oranges argument. If I cant get someone to take over the lease, well then looks like I have to ride out the terms in a fully loaded XLT. There are worse options in the world.
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I had a 2013 Explorer Sport. Huge mistake. Serious build quality issues and it was super uncomfortable. Not to mention the small gas tank and the small second row.


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I had a 2013 Explorer Sport. Huge mistake. Serious build quality issues and it was super uncomfortable. Not to mention the small gas tank and the small second row.


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The gas tank size is something I still cant figure out. The first time I filled it up I was ecstatic since I was used to the price of filling the Jeep. Id rather pay double the price for a full tank then having to fill up twice a week. Who puts the same size gas tank on a SUV as they do in a Nissan Altima?
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Plus my gas gauge never worked properly despite many attempts to fix including a new gas tank


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I do like the police version of the new Explorers. I wonder how many times they fill up per day with their 16 gallon tank.
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