We bought the car new, off the lot, and have had normal use and
maintenance on the vehicle. No off roading, or extreme towing. Yet there
have had 2 bouts of transmission service. The first at just over 90,000 miles
on the odometer and the second job within 2 years and 20,000 added miles.
The "Ford tuff truck" is the image of the older truck chaise Explorer that
could be used both for tough utility purposes as well as a passanger vehicle.
Yet the power train did not last with basic to & from work city style driving.
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