I bought my Explorer "used" in '99, with only 1300 miles on it. I truly lucked out! I bought it to pull my new Danish horse trailer (Brenderup) and as my commuting vehicle, which is why my wonderful Red Pig now has about 264K miles on it. ["Red Pig"? so named the first time I filled it up, having traded in a '96 Honda Civic coupe in the transaction].
It was my commuting vehicle as well as my trailer-puller until 6 years ago. Before the Pig was semi-retired, I was putting a good 22K miles on it per year; after, less than 3000
I am only now thinking it's time to find a successor for my beloved Pig. Very reluctantly, because I don't think anything made more recently will measure up
The option for my model was not above. I drive a 1998 XLT 4x4 w/auto transmission. I bought the car for $3,000. with 146,000 miles on it two years ago as my first car. It is still running strong to this day. It has had it's usual maintenance, that is a given for any car of this age. Sure, it has it's quirks, but regardless, this is a great little truck that will never fail you.
A great auto. Good gas mi.16/21, lots of cargo room, good design. Parts are expensive. Never been stuck and I do a lot of off roading. I would definetly buy another if I could afford, new price is ridiculous. Overall i am really impressed by this truck.
I have owned my Explorer for 5 years;
it only has 61K miles. In the past
year I have spent $4,000 in repair
bills that were not covered by warranty
They include replacing the following
(1) the front drive shaft; (2) the air
ride control module, not to mention the
4 times I took it to the dealer because
the warning light kept coming back on;
(3) a front shock; (4) the O2 sensor;
(5) the solenoid; (6) the rear pinion,
axle and carrier bearings; and (7) the
rear pinion seal,twice. This is worst
vehicle I have ever owned!
I have had my Eddie Bauer Explorer for
1 year now. Overall, I like it b/c I
was driving a little girly car. I Like
the look, power, the computer, stereo
system, cd changer, space, all bells
and whistle options. Dislikes are
constant rattling and engine noise. Its
a rather rough ride, but what do you
expect from an SUV/Truck.