I bought it when it had 80K miles of city driving on it. I now have nearly 200K miles, and have only had to rebuild the transmission, and change the water pump. It is a great road vehicle, gets 22 mpg, and looks fine. I painted it just to get the corporate colors off of it when I bought it from a company rep. It has been one of the best vehicles I have owned.
Interior comfort, large volume, visibility, power and performance.
I bought it new in 1991. After some warranty problems with wiring and dead batteries; no major problems. I now have 199,000 miles and still take it on long trips. Interior is falling apart. Thinking about retiring it and mounting a snowplow.
Well I bought it with 115,000 miles on
it. So far I have replaced the Gas
tank, Starter, entire exhaust system, 4
wheel drive doesn't work anymore, LOTS
of rust, Leaks to name a few power
steering,oil,gas.... The brake
caliburs went this week and the list
goes on !!!!!
I've had my EB Explorer for over 13 years,
and it has been extremely reliable. Had
some expensive warranty work many years
ago. Only problem now is that sometimes
the transmission "sticks" when I put it in
reverse on cold wet winter mornings in CA. I
cope with that by driving forward a foot or so,
and then putting it into reverse. Paint is
oxidizing on the roof due to hot CA
I have totally tried to break my 91
explorer by dragging it through the
mudd, crossing rivers, and racing
chevy's. After all the things that i
did to that thing it just keeps coming
back for more. My explorer has about
180,000 miles and the only 2 problems
that it had was the paint was faded due
to the south carolina sun and the
lifter tick. these were both easy fixes
(i.e. some paint and a bottle of cd-2
I love the high view and the leather
seating as well as the ability to add a
bunch of lil toys. hehe
The only thing that i could suggest is
a little wider wheel base. At higher
speeds it can't take corners like a car.