"I am the second owner and bought it in 2010 at 105,000 miles.
Since then, I have replaced a high output alternator and battery (Premium sound requires a better alternator). Some maintenance like oil changes are done at a regular basis. The engine was leaking oil somewhere so I cut down the frequent oil changes from every 3 mo/3000 mi to 5 mo/5000 mi. with the high mileage oil and filters. After that, the engine would leak less. It runs great in winter time than in summer. Everyone seems crawling on the road."
"We bought it used in 1997. Motor is as sound as when we got it. never had exhaust replaced or repaired and still quiet. Replaced one freeze plug. A/C quit about 8 years ago. Window motors have failed except for one. Remotes still work. If I had the money I would get a brand new one tomorrow and drive it twenty years! Transmission has never had any repairs, just service."
"this truck has 230000 miles on it it leaks everything but gas and break fluid but is still running strong great power for a SUV this is a great family vehicle. never had a problem with the transmission or motor except the leaks. but it also has 23000 miles on it what vehicle dose not at that amount. i recommend this to any family. great job ford keep it up."
"its 4 wheel drive 550 to fix it.it did work.in snow 4 wheel could'nt ask for any thing better.has ac that works.a new transmission was installed two years ago.body and paint fair to poor.interior good shape.need new roof liner.power mirrors make driving much safer"
"I have owned my current Ford Explorer since my daughter was 2 weeks old -- she just turned 16 in April. Although it has some bumps and dings, and has had an engine and transmission rebuild, I just keep wanting to drive this vehicle. I got the limited, so it has leather, and the interior has stood up to some punishment. It has been a reliable vehicle, and I may have to find one like it if it ever bites the dust. My only complaint is that over time it has lost some of its oomph, and does not accelerate as well as I would like. I actually plan on repainting it and keeping on driving it, but will not plan on getting into any races......."