If you can afford the gas, it is a great and very reliable SUV to own.
Wheel Bearing replaced at 40,000 miles.
Constant need for steering allignment.
Sway bar links broken at 50,000 miles.
O2 sensors needed replacement at 55,000 miles.
Failed emissions at 70,000 (Check engine light was on. The result was bad O2 sensors--again)
Clear coat peeled off at 35,000 miles.
My Explorer is completely reliable. I have never been stranded somewhere and it always starts in the cold winter mornings.
I have had continuous problems with my O2 sensors going bad.
Gas! Gas! and more gas! This SUV uses way too much gas (at about 14mpg city and 16mpg highway)
Also, problems with my rear hatch. If the glass window is open, the dome lights will not go off when it is closed. (quick fix by yanking out the switch)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th March, 2003