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Old 08-08-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
D.D. Palmer
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'06 Explorer

I saw photos of the '06 Explorer/Mountaineer and it looks like they have
some nice improvements. Of course at $2.50/gallon and rising, I can't see
trading in my '03 for another 13MPG-around-town guzzler. My guess, however,
is that by Xmas these beasts will be littering up dealer lots and the
$10,000 discounts (that we now see on remaining '05s) will be back. Of
course that decimates the resale value of my 40,000 mile '03, so the net
difference is still pretty high. Anyway, I am toying with the idea but can't
see buying until the $10,000 discount comes back, which the market will
force (unless gas prices crash and burn, which is very unlikely).


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Old 08-09-2005, 05:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: '06 Explorer

http://www.fordvehicles.com/futureve.../2006explorer/
Looks like the "low liftover" rear glass/window is gone in the '06. The
wiper pivot is higher in the glass for the handle on the glass. Also the
license plate area is higher. One other thing, if you look at the inside
photos, when the console shift lever is in "D", will it be in the way for
the driver to reach his cup in the cup holder?
wth

"D.D. Palmer" <ddpalmer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:fc-dncKiH5JClGXfRVn-gg@comcast.com...
>I saw photos of the '06 Explorer/Mountaineer and it looks like they have
>some nice improvements. Of course at $2.50/gallon and rising, I can't see
>trading in my '03 for another 13MPG-around-town guzzler. My guess, however,
>is that by Xmas these beasts will be littering up dealer lots and the
>$10,000 discounts (that we now see on remaining '05s) will be back. Of
>course that decimates the resale value of my 40,000 mile '03, so the net
>difference is still pretty high. Anyway, I am toying with the idea but
>can't see buying until the $10,000 discount comes back, which the market
>will force (unless gas prices crash and burn, which is very unlikely).
>



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Old 08-09-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
D.D. Palmer
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Re: '06 Explorer

I agree about the shifter. I LIKE ours "on the tree" and enjoy the extra
space in the center to throw change, gum, sunglasses, etc.

"wth" <HATESSPAM@mchsi.com> wrote in message
news:gm0Ke.251559$xm3.144129@attbi_s21...
> http://www.fordvehicles.com/futureve.../2006explorer/
> Looks like the "low liftover" rear glass/window is gone in the '06. The
> wiper pivot is higher in the glass for the handle on the glass. Also the
> license plate area is higher. One other thing, if you look at the inside
> photos, when the console shift lever is in "D", will it be in the way for
> the driver to reach his cup in the cup holder?
> wth
>
> "D.D. Palmer" <ddpalmer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:fc-dncKiH5JClGXfRVn-gg@comcast.com...
>>I saw photos of the '06 Explorer/Mountaineer and it looks like they have
>>some nice improvements. Of course at $2.50/gallon and rising, I can't see
>>trading in my '03 for another 13MPG-around-town guzzler. My guess,
>>however, is that by Xmas these beasts will be littering up dealer lots and
>>the $10,000 discounts (that we now see on remaining '05s) will be back. Of
>>course that decimates the resale value of my 40,000 mile '03, so the net
>>difference is still pretty high. Anyway, I am toying with the idea but
>>can't see buying until the $10,000 discount comes back, which the market
>>will force (unless gas prices crash and burn, which is very unlikely).
>>

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>



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Old 08-09-2005, 08:01   #4 (permalink)
grrrth
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Re: '06 Explorer

I have been told that Ford Australia will stop importing the explorer later
this year as the 2006 explorer will not be available in right hand drive.
Does anyone know if this is true ?

Gareth


"D.D. Palmer" <ddpalmer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:DZKdnSrZrbvbLWXfRVn-qw@comcast.com...
>I agree about the shifter. I LIKE ours "on the tree" and enjoy the extra
>space in the center to throw change, gum, sunglasses, etc.
>
> "wth" <HATESSPAM@mchsi.com> wrote in message
> news:gm0Ke.251559$xm3.144129@attbi_s21...
>> http://www.fordvehicles.com/futureve.../2006explorer/
>> Looks like the "low liftover" rear glass/window is gone in the '06. The
>> wiper pivot is higher in the glass for the handle on the glass. Also the
>> license plate area is higher. One other thing, if you look at the inside
>> photos, when the console shift lever is in "D", will it be in the way for
>> the driver to reach his cup in the cup holder?
>> wth
>>
>> "D.D. Palmer" <ddpalmer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:fc-dncKiH5JClGXfRVn-gg@comcast.com...
>>>I saw photos of the '06 Explorer/Mountaineer and it looks like they have
>>>some nice improvements. Of course at $2.50/gallon and rising, I can't see
>>>trading in my '03 for another 13MPG-around-town guzzler. My guess,
>>>however, is that by Xmas these beasts will be littering up dealer lots
>>>and the $10,000 discounts (that we now see on remaining '05s) will be
>>>back. Of course that decimates the resale value of my 40,000 mile '03, so
>>>the net difference is still pretty high. Anyway, I am toying with the
>>>idea but can't see buying until the $10,000 discount comes back, which
>>>the market will force (unless gas prices crash and burn, which is very
>>>unlikely).
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



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Old 08-09-2005, 08:01   #5 (permalink)
Ken
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Re: '06 Explorer

Looks like Ford found a new home for the '05 Lincoln Aviator's left over
parts (especially inside - dash design and so on)!

Ken

-----Original Message-----
From: wth [mailto:HATESSPAM@mchsi.com]
Posted At: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 4:23 AM
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Conversation: '06 Explorer
Subject: Re: '06 Explorer


http://www.fordvehicles.com/futureve.../2006explorer/
Looks like the "low liftover" rear glass/window is gone in the '06. The
wiper pivot is higher in the glass for the handle on the glass. Also the
license plate area is higher. One other thing, if you look at the inside
photos, when the console shift lever is in "D", will it be in the way
for the driver to reach his cup in the cup holder?
wth

"D.D. Palmer" <ddpalmer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:fc-dncKiH5JClGXfRVn-gg@comcast.com...
>I saw photos of the '06 Explorer/Mountaineer and it looks like they
>have some nice improvements. Of course at $2.50/gallon and rising, I
>can't see trading in my '03 for another 13MPG-around-town guzzler. My
>guess, however, is that by Xmas these beasts will be littering up
>dealer lots and the $10,000 discounts (that we now see on remaining
>'05s) will be back. Of course that decimates the resale value of my
>40,000 mile '03, so the net difference is still pretty high. Anyway, I
>am toying with the idea but can't see buying until the $10,000 discount


>comes back, which the market will force (unless gas prices crash and

burn, which is very unlikely).
>



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