Dazed and Confused
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Upstate New York
Re: Looking at 2002 Explorer
If you're looking for something fairly maintenance free after the repairs, walk away. Most cars start showing their age at around 100K these days, but generally can be worth running to 200 without huge repairs. If you're looking for a cheap ride that can sit for a while if you've got issues, probably worth it. People, for the most part, seemed to like the Explorers so they must have done something right with them. Just make sure you take a good look underneath, it sounds like she was neglected a little bit. What's the body like?
Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?
Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?