In 2002, we bought a 1998 ford explorer. As soon as we bought the car we kept on hearing from our close relatives what a big mistake we made buying a Ford. We were really scared at first, because we are not that rich and could not afford to trade or change the car that quickly.to make a long story short, 10 years after and 253,665 miles after the car is still running perfect and guess what? Since we got that No major repairs have been done in the engine, the car is strong and although it is getting cosmetically my wife and I still swear by it. To us ford is the greatest no matter what people say. Even my relatives pay tributes to our Ford who won’t die.