"I bought the 02 Explorer after having a 95 Explorer. I thought a newer model would be at least as good as the older one, if not better. I could not have been more wrong. I am so sorry I bought the 02. At only 43000 miles the transmission needed to be rebuilt. At 48000 miles, it needed major power train repairs. I am just glad I had the foresight to buy the extended warranty, as the truck has already had 4000 dollars worth of repairs. The look and feel of this truck are absolutely wonderful, but if the tranny and power train are unreliable at best, the rest doesn't mean a thing!
Until Ford resolves their problems with the power train and transmission on this model, I will not buy another Explorer, and I cannot in good conscience recommend it to anyone."
"Love the look. Very sporty, yet Very classy. I cant wait to have kids, so they can try out the 3rd row seating! Love the rear air for passengers, Also love the Entry lights underneath the exterior mirrors A++"