Looks like Ford found a new home for the '05 Lincoln Aviator's left over
parts (especially inside - dash design and so on)!
From: wth [mailto:HATESSPAM@mchsi.com]
Posted At: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 4:23 AM
Posted To: rec.autos.makers.ford.explorer
Conversation: '06 Explorer
Subject: Re: '06 Explorer
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?
"D.D. Palmer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>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).