I bought a Ford after friends and family told me I would be sorry. After a couple of years, the maintenance nightmares started. From now on, I'm buying only Honda or Toyota!!!! I've learned my lesson - Ford has terrible service.
own 2 explorers, 98 has 125000+ and regular maintenance keeps it running fine. liked the 02 and we traded in a 00 sable for an 02 explorer with a v/8. just love using all that gas watching all you honda, toyota types cramped into your shoe box size cars.
As soon as we finish developing fuel cell technology we can give up our need for middle east sweet crude.
till then we need to drill in Alaska and for heat we can burn tree huggers.