You know it’s love when you name a car. I’ve named all of my cars. Yes, I realize this sounds crazy but I harbor a serious emotional attachment to my cars, man. The same can be said for cars that I review. Some are fun to drive and I enjoy ripping and running in something fancier than my own car and when they leave, whatever. Life moves on.
And some cars touch me. Some have me at hello and it takes everything in me to NOT want to return the keys back. That’s how I felt about the Ford Explorer Platinum.
Okay, girl listen. This car is IT. I don’t lust after many things but I pretty much need this car to be mine. I chatted with Esposo about if this could happen and eh, the timing (and can’t lie…the finances) aren’t right at this moment, but the Ford Explorer Platinum is in my future. Mark my words.
What’s not to love about a Ford Explorer? The name is trusty and everyone knows someone who has or had one at some point. I’ve got fond memories of this truck because I learned how to drive in one of these bad boys. If you were around the Tallahassee, Florida area back in 2000-something, you may have come across me doing circles in the Governor Square Mall parking lot. The Ford Explorer has come a loooooong way since then, honey.
There are many models of the Explorer and THIS is the top notch. It doesn’t get any better than this. You know it’s serious when a car comes with seat massagers. I mean, whaaaaat? I can drive down the street and get a back massage at the same time? Yep, in the Ford Explorer Platinum you can.
Other cool features
- Ambient lighting. At night, I can see little lights around the car. I can also customize these lights to be magenta, lime, aqua, candy apple red, vanilla and everything in between.
- Third row seating is one thing but I can also make these seats lay down with the push of a button.
- Special quilted stitching. This truck had better stitching than my couch, man.
- Park Assist. This means the car will PARK ITSELF, people. I didn’t try this, though. I was just too paranoid.
- Inflatable safety belts. That’s safety on top of safety.
- Remote Start. I can turn the car on before I get in it? Game changer!
My girl Aaronica from The Crunchy Mama was in town for her oldest daughter’s spring break. We packed the Explorer with 4 car seats and we explored (haha, see what I did there?) the streets of Orlando. From the Naked Bar Soap Company to the Orlando Science Center, all 6 of us sat comfortably in what felt like a luxury SUV. Granted our littles were too young to appreciate the features that would be PERFECT for older people traveling.
And for that reason, I’m thinking this SUV is better suited for those with older kids or adults. Kids under 6 just can’t appreciate having USB ports in the back seat. Nor are they mindful of the cream seats. They’ll scuff those babies up in seconds. They also don’t notice how the car drives as if you’re floating. Feeling bumps on the road? Hardly? Revving that 6-cylinder engine up so smoothly that even the youngest baby manages to stay asleep? Yeah no. Only car aficionados can appreciate these features.
Everyone loved the moonroof, though. These kiddos were amazed at it opening and closing than anything else in the car. And I can’t blame them because it is incredibly cool.
*sigh* But she’s out of my possession for now. Not forever. I know when the stars align again I’ll have my Cream Machine again.
Any Ford Explorer lovers in the house?
*Special thanks to Ford for allowing me the opportunity to play around with this beautiful truck for a week. I wasn’t paid to write to this post and all thought and opinions are my own. The car is not my own, though. *tears*