The Auto Hubs shelled out twice, but I replaced them with "Warn" Manual Hubs at $200 which is half the price of the crappy $400 Auto Hubs. This has worked great. at 178,000 miles. At the same time I replaced the 4x4 motor for $80.
I replaced the front ball joints at 160,000 when I had the front end serviced and aligned
Normal service oil changes, plug wires and transmission service every 60,000.
This is a very very reliable vehicle. and the limited package has great comfort. The mileage is par for an SUV 17/22 mpg. I have seen a couple 1993 selling with over 200,000 and 340,000 miles on them and I have had people stop me and say they had friends that had the 93 explorer and it just ran and ran with over 200,000 miles.
One reason I chose the Explorer over any other SUV of this size was the room. I'm over 6 foot tall and was over
370 pounds and the Explorer fit me great. If you're a big guy don't even bother trying to fit in a Jeep, Blazer or Bravado, Just get an Explorer.