We were looking for an SUV and already owning a Ford, I decided to look into the Ford Explorer. After driving many miles, we finally found one right close to home at our local Lincoln dealer. After my test drive, and feeling very safe in this vehicle, I decided to purchase it. The license plate that I was given had my Mom’s name in it, and I knew it was the vehicle for me. I picked my explorer up on Valentines Day, 2002. It still only has 65,000 miles on it. I look forward to checking out the 2013 Ford Escape. By the way, my other vehicle is a 1987 Ford Thunderbird! My pride and joy!