"My Explorer runs like a Swiss watch with almost 200k miles on it. Plenty of power from the 4.0 engine. Handles better than my 2003 Crown Vic. And absolutely no fluid leaks at all, and all power option work, including the A.C."
Cons: "Bouncy at times, bed small, interior items break"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"It's been extremely reliable. I have over 300,000 miles on the original engine, transmission, rear axle, and most other components. It has needed some repairs, but not many. I have towed other cars with it, loaded the bed up past the roof, and it keeps right on going. The engine is extremely smooth, and the 5 speed automatic shifts well. I had a warranty repair at 35,000 miles for an idle air valve, but it has not seen a shop since then except for tires. I do my own oil changes and minor repairs, and it has not needed any major repairs. It's a little bouncy at times, and the seat doesn't fit me well without an added pad, but I'm willing to put up with these minor inconveniences for the reliability. It is still my daily driver at 12 years old, at 80mph on the freeway!"