Bought new in 1996.
I was initially skeptical about buying a Ford after having owned Acura's and
VW's and reading reviews on line. You have to treat these reviews the same
way you would a movie critic panning your favorite movie.
Almost 6 years later and close to 80,000 miles, I still enjoy this SUV.
Besides the routine oil changes, brake replacement and Firestone tire
changes, I had to replace the thermostat. $100.00 repair. While under
warranty, the 02 sensor was replaced. That's it. The leather interior has held
up well, even with two golden retrievers riding in the back. The V6 and
transmission have performed well in the hilly San Francisco terrain.