Re: What year to buy
Overall average mileage for my '05 V8 is about 17.5, goes as high as
20 on straight highway and around 16 on local. I had a '99 SOHC and
the V8 is far better in terms of performance, smoothness and noise.
The gas mileage with the '99 was about 1 MPG better than the '05. I
also had a '92 with the OHV engine and would not recommend that one.
Runs well, reliable, lasts forever but low on power.
On Tue, 21 Jun 2005 22:23:42 GMT, "XCR600SP" <email@example.com>
>I am considering an explorer. I have a F150 now but it is tight for a family
>of 4. I am thinking about an explorer but I want one with the 4.6 V8. I pull
>a 2 place sled trailer and I am wondering if the 4.0 SOHC would be as good
>as the V8 or should I stick with the V8. What kind fo milage do you guys get
>with the V8? Also what year is the best to buy for this engine combination.
>I believe the 4.6 was offered starting in 2002 is this correct? Let me know
>your thoughts as to what you would buy if you had to do it all over again.