Roger 2 that John ... I too made the same wrong decision re the Explorer. Had the new sequential gas conversion etc done to it to try & save on fuel, but it never ran the same again.
I've had a few newish BMW's in the past & obviously been well impressed with them. Whilst the Sorento's build quality isnt up to BM's .... value 4 money it has no other car in it's league. Believe me ... as long as the car you are looking at has been looked after you will not be dissapointed.
As I said, I tow one of the largest caravans available in Britian & you really do not know it is on the back. I have towed at speeds upto around 65mph & expierenced no probs.
Just you look forward to joining the 'Sorento Clan' !!!!!