I bought my Explorer 6 or 7 yrs ago for $2000. It had around 166,000 miles and very light front end damage, but drove perfect. I fixed the the front end when I went to school for collision repair.
Now after driving through 2 counties and three cities on a regular basis The X(its name) has over 366,000 miles and still going on original engine(5.0 V8) and tranny!!! Now thats BUILT FORD TOUGH!!!!!