Go with a late model ford pick-up.
I just recently bought my explorer 4 weeks ago since I have bought it there has been problems with the heater and a/c. Transmission blew 1000 miles after gotten. Which in means could have been the dealer. But from many I know that have or have had one say they have had nothing but problems with the transmission.
For the most part the explorer got me to where I needed to go before the transmission went. And it is a very good handling and comfy ride. I have a 1979 ford f150 4wheel pickup and have never in it`s whole time had a problem. So if you are planning on a ford buy an older truck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th April, 2002