Bought new in SC with a dozen miles on it. 11 Years later, have just had to replace the clutch at about 80K. Extremely reliable. Not really any problems to mention. Just a great all-around dependable SUV.
Bought this used with 27k on it in 1995, AC compressor died at 60k, no issues with gauges and the radio still worked when I sold it this summer with 106k on it, now with the economy the way it is I wish I had kept it! You can't go wrong finding a used older Explorer. New ones are too big! Lost their nimble driving charecteristics.
I purchase this SUV new in the fall on 1992. The engine & transmission are bullete proof. Over 9 years old and it doesn't leak any fluids. I've pulled several heavy trailers with no problems. My only regrets are not opting for the sport seats and 4 wheel drive.