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I traded the Steeda in for...

a 2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer edition. With the new baby coming in Feb. we needed something with a 4x4. This thing is absolutly loaded plus it has a v8 and the gas mileage isn't that bad as I thought. These pics are from the dealer, but I will take better ones when I zaino the suv. I llready took the chrome trim off of the tail-lights and 3rd brake cover. The suv only has 55k milles on it. Don't worry fellow members, I will still be very active on here. Latter on I will be getting an intake and an exhaust system, hopefully a dual exhasut, but its not easy to do. Other mods will be bug shield, vent guards, and tinting in front.









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nice truck
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Nice choice! I considered one of those when I bought my Ranger, but I decided I'd rather have the truck. I will get one though, when I need room for a family. Great choice though man!
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Great choice Matt. I absolutely love that body style Explorer. My dad had one(w/ v6) and I got to drive it when my truck was in the shop. I really enjoyed it. When you're going about 100mph it only feel like 70 or so. Very smooth ride.
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nice i love thoes suvs
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If you don't mind me asking, What did you pay for it off the lot? Theres been a LOT of dealers coming in from ' Out of state ' as of late buying SUV's at our liquidation sales. They usually sell for 5-8grand, after freight expenses and financing charges and such, I figure they have about 10grand into them. Wondering what they are making off these Explorers and Navigators.
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If you don't mind me asking, What did you pay for it off the lot? Theres been a LOT of dealers coming in from ' Out of state ' as of late buying SUV's at our liquidation sales. They usually sell for 5-8grand, after freight expenses and financing charges and such, I figure they have about 10grand into them. Wondering what they are making off these Explorers and Navigators.
Well, it was $15900 and they gave me 10k for the truck. This explorer was involved in a fender bender according to the carfax, so there is a small hole in the rear bumper. The rear glass was shattered, but replaced some time ago.
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Nice truck. Good luck w/it.

And at least you kept w/the Ford family.
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NICE new rig Matt, and thanks for the Steeda parts!
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Very nice ride.
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very nice ex
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Nice ride. Does it have Auto 4wd? If it does watch out for it. That was the a bad idea by Ford. It's like putting your truck into 4wd when the rear tires are spinning. Crunch!

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congrats!
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nice what gas mileage are you getting with it
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nice what gas mileage are you getting with it
About 16-19 mpg. Thats why I'll be getting and intake and exhaust hopefully soon to make it better on gas.
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Yeah good luck with that. Most i have seen is about 20-22mpg with these vehicles with everything under the sun done to it. Nice suv but don't expect great gas mileage as it will not happen. My wife had a 2001 explorer with a v6 and it was a great vehicle t'll she rolled it missing a deer on wet roads.
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