I have to say that my 97 Explorer XLT v-
6 w/ leather has been one of the most
reliable vehicles I have ever owned.
Perhaps I'm one of the lucky ones. I
purchased it in '99 as an off lease
vehicle with 23K miles and now have 94K
miles on it. I have made sure to keep
up with the PM's: oil changes, trans
fluids, radiator fluids, etc. The only
things that have failed are the
thermostat and shocks. I topped the
freon off last summer, now it's as
frosty as the day I bought it. My only
regret is that I did not buy the V-8
model. Oh well, now that it is paid
off I hope to drive it into the
ground. Perhaps it will go another 94K
Power Leather seating with lumbar
support. Ride height. REAR AIR!!!
It's a truck, not a Lexus. The newer
explorers are MILES ahead of this
model. Still can't figure out why
people are so down on these vehicles??
Get the V-8 model!!