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Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer

The large, five-seat, US-built Ford Explorer SUV was sold in Australia between 1996 and 2005, with approximately 15,000 cars moved in that time.

However, the V8-powered SUV’s days were curtailed with the introduction of the locally-built Ford Territory, which outsold the Explorer 10 to one in its first year on sale in 2004 – despite only arriving in June. When it was on sale the Explorer ranged from Explorer XLT (4x4) costing $7,370 to Explorer Limited (4x4) at $14,410.

In America, the Explorer was the subject of a protracted and bitter recall battle between Ford and Firestone, each company blaming the other after almost 300 people died in rollover-type crashes involving the Explorer in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Pricing Guides

$10,890
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$7,370
Highest Price
$14,410

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
Limited (4x4) 4.6L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $10,560 – 14,410 2008 Ford Explorer Limited (4x4) Pricing and Specs
XLT (4x4) 4.6L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $8,910 – 12,540 2008 Ford Explorer XLT (4x4) Pricing and Specs

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