Wow am I lucky, have a 2003 V8 with 88000 miles. I pull a Bass Boat and
do all kinds of strange things, mine has the 3:73 axle. Not one major or
minor problem, in fact no problems. This is my 5th. Explorer and would
purchase another in a heartbeat. From day one I have had the K&N filter
in use with duel exhaust. The right side exhaust is run under the rear
axle like the Corvette. GM and Toyota SUV's can't do what I do with mine
and live. You get what you pay for. If you like Ford go for it, if not
do what makes you happy not what someone tells you to do. As for MPG
it's 15 in town and 19 on the road, with boat 15. Also I pull the boat
at 70 MPH in OD unless going up a very steep incline.
> How good is the explorer in the 2002 to 2004 years, is there anything i
> should know about them before buying one.
> Thak you