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  1. einehund

    einehund Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Nope. Lose the ST badge, call it a Sport, and ditch the 2 foot tall phone display and then maybe. As for now, it is a hard pass, and I'm actually in the market for a sporty SUV. Sucks to be you, Ford.
     
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  2. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Well-Known Member Established Member

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    So, youre saying you dont like it?
     
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  3. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    I think these are going for well under MSRP now too.

    G63 starts at $157k lol.

    This cars major thorn is the SQ5, it's similarly priced and probably a lot nicer place to be.
     
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  4. cidsamuth

    cidsamuth Liberty Biberty Established Member

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    I love the way the outside looks, especially with the black rims and red calipers against the blue paint. I drive a SHO as a daily, and its my second one. I have also owned a FiST.

    I love the SHOs, and I liked the FiST, so I'm naturally excited about having ST handling in an Ecoboost AWD SUV. But, man, that center screen is SOOOOO bad. Surely, they have market research that says consumers will dig it, right? I just don't see how.
     
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  5. Rubenk

    Rubenk Wasn't me. Established Member

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    Love everything about it except that horrible center touchscreen. WHY do they all insist on awkwardly attaching a giant shitty tablet wanna-be right in the middle now? Integrate that thing into the dash like they've been doing well for years!
     
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  6. Black Gold 380R

    Black Gold 380R Multiple SVT Collector Established Member

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    Man, I thought I was the only one who really hated that thing. That ALONE would cause me not to buy one. If they would have designed it so you could lay it back against the dash and then "pull it forward" when you wanted then MAYBE, but overall that tablet looks like _ _ _ _!!!!!!
     
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  7. tc3nitall4

    tc3nitall4 SVT Attitude Established Member

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    Just bought one for the wife, ordered it with the high perf pkg, pano roof, but opted out of the tech pkg so we could get the smaller mini tablet size screen. looks alot better imo. also i love the way it drives and in sport mode it definitely shines.
     

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  8. Booky

    Booky Who's Pick'n The Banjo Here? Established Member

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    Driving the Explorer ST late at night with Ford's new high intensity Gigantor infotainment tablet blazing:


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  9. DMassey

    DMassey No Habla Jibber Jabber Established Member

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    They must be selling relatively well, we saw 5 of them on the road a couple weeks ago during our trip from WV to Cincinnati.
     
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    Tifosi2003GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Carbon monoxide recall prompted this style tip
     
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    Corbic Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Did I stutter when I said "save your pennies".
     
  12. HISSMAN

    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I am thinking of all the thieves that will think it is an ipad docked, break in and try to rip it out.
     
  13. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    Its looks nice, the touch screen is hideous.
     
  14. specracer

    specracer SVTOA MCA

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    G wagon, STARTS at $130k So about 2 of these Explorers, and good luck with a G wagon with out any options....

    But, glad to see "pimp daddy" worked on this ST.....

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  15. 04MystiCobra

    04MystiCobra Tuning L&M heart Established Member

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    Touchscreen is hideous as are the exhaust tips. The price is crazy. I do like the power though.
     
  16. tones_RS3

    tones_RS3 I like members members. Established Member

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    I love the exterior and the power/torque is there, but that center control instrument is just HORRIBLE looking. Wow, that is ugly.
    I saw one on the road coming home from work one day, it does look nice though.
     
  17. CobraBob

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    Those exhaust tips look like homemade tips gone horribly wrong. The screen would look less out of place if it could have been set horizontally like the Tesla. With everything else done pretty well on the Explorer ST, these two items could have been better designed IMO. I know buyers will get used to the screen, but those tips, not so sure.

    Anyone know why Ford chose to do turn downs? If it was a necessity, they could have just eliminated the bumper cutouts and went with simple turn downs. Yes? No?
     
  18. Relaxed Chaos

    Relaxed Chaos Faster! Established Member

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    Lifted Taurus wagon.... No thank you.

    But I'd like to replace my '15 SHO with a new SHO sporting a Coyote 5.0, 6 speed manual, and proper performance suspension.

    Squeezed out with help from the svtperformance.com mobile app
     
  19. Rubenk

    Rubenk Wasn't me. Established Member

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    The FPV Falcon would be my ideal SHO replacement as well.
     
  20. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    The new one has nothing in common with the Taurus.


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