I don't know what they cost when new, but if I recall correctly, they were still on the previous generation Explorer frame compared the Explorers of it's age so underneath it could be considered outdated. However, the biggest issue was the fact that it's very compromised. The box is too small to really make a truck and the doesn't have the inclosed back area like an SUV/crossover has. Maybe if they had just made it a four door Ranger instead of making a new model it would have worked better, but as is, I still see a few around so the Sport Tracs weren't a complete flop.
But as far as I'm concerned, the compromises are perfect for me. It's got a strong V6 under the hood and isn't as big and heavy as a half ton so it has the power and hopefully will still get decent fuel economy when empty. I really found that I use interior space more than a pickup bed so the larger cabin compared to a compact truck and the four doors is much more useful to my needs. I really prefer the small box to carry gas and other things I don't want in a cabin with me and that can be hosed down. Lastly, as far as this truck goes, it's got almost all the bells and whistles I could wish for from full leather and heated seats to a moonroof and cargo bed extender.
06-06-2015 01:24 PM
i always thought those were pretty cool. im surprised they didnt sell more just on looks. any known issues or too expensive?
06-06-2015 10:52 AM
And the winner is: the Sport Trac! Bought and paid for, just have to pick it up sometime in the beginning of next week.
06-03-2015 10:50 PM
I admit I thought about it while working on some spots in the hatch...be nice to get rid of that ugly piece of plastic. Thought of yours too!
06-03-2015 08:42 PM
For sure. I would have put it in the middle too but the hitch and reverse lights are in the way so I need to stay to the side.
06-03-2015 07:54 PM
Ah hah! Figured you had something. Too easy for a ticket.
06-03-2015 04:15 PM
I put one of those stick on LED strips above the plate and wired it up to the taillights.
06-03-2015 09:17 AM
I still like the shaved hatch...BUT, how do you light up your plate now?
06-03-2015 07:53 AM
as i said on FB,
"damn dude, looks amazing"
06-03-2015 07:15 AM
Post bodywork walk around.
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