I recently bought a 2000 Explorer with the ohv 4.0 v-6 and 5 speed manual transmission and automatic 4 wheel drive with 4 low . Our winter here has been terrible with lots of snow so far . But as usual my Ford has been awesome just like every Ford i have ever owned . My girlfriend owns a Jeep and is amazed at how my Ford has been the only one that has made it up our driveway without any shoveling or salt . Plus its pushing 200,000 miles and other than some ball joint work and needing a brake job soon it is mechanically sound and is getting almost 25 mpg on my 44 mile trip to work, one way by the way . I have always been a Ford fan and will till I cant drive anymore. So keep up being the best vehicle manufacter on the planet .