Thank God For My Ford Explorer

I migrated to the US at the end of 2002 in pursuit of the American Dream, and after some time November 2004 to be exact, I was able to by my first car which turned out to be my now 1998 Ford Explorer. I had all kinds of advise from friends and family who told me not to by this car especially since it already had over 150,000 miles on it and of course there were those who figured that Ford would not be reliable. Nevertheless I fell in love with the car the first time I saw it and decided to throw caution to the wind and by it.

Today 08/10/10 my car has 302,422 miles and is still going strong. Don't get me wrong I do worry that "Lexie" (my car’s name), may give out on me at sometime, but so far she hasn't. I am literally riding my car like a ford, this is the only car that my husband and I have currently since we can't afford to get another and on a daily basis, "Lexie" allows me to drop my son off at school, drive several miles to work and back, pickup back my son and then she takes my husband to school in the evenings and on weekends she goes all over the place to various locations as I am forever doing odd and end jobs to make ends meet.

Why I thank God mostly, is because in all the years I have had my explorer, it has never broken down or leave me on the road side. I have had to change a control arm, shocks, and radiator and had a slight issue with the AC, but overall aside from doing my regular oil changes and brake jobs that's about it. My truck is built ford tough, I honestly don't believe any other vehicle would have been has faithful as my Ford Explorer "Lexie." So thank you God and thank you Ford. We will be buying another explorer, hopefully a brand new one whenever we can afford it. We love our ford! And to those who had discouraged me from buying my phone I say HA! I have the last laugh. (singing ride it like a Ford).
Dustin Munro 08/21/2010
I don't care if this is the world's best vehicle,I would never by it because it is not a genuine Explorer unless it it REAR WHEEL DRIVE with optional 4WD.Ford should make a genuine 2011 Explorer by retrofitting the 2010 model with the ecoboost 237hp,250lbft I4 as base model(also used in base model 2011 Australian built Falcon) and the Mustang 3.7 litre v6 or ecoboost 3.5 litre v6engine for the 2011 F-150, and optional Coyote v8.Anybody with enough money for a 2010 Explorer and an engine retrofit could also do that too.
Remember the "front drive Mustang"-it was renamed the Probe and the Mustang remained rear drive.Lets do the same thing again with the "front drive Explorer"-give it a front drive badge.I recommend calling it the Ford Oppertunity named after the highly successful solar powered Mars Rover that has outlasted the nuclear powerede Viking 1 lander of the 1970's.The Oppertunity rover has now travelled over 14 miles on the Martian surface and is still in great shape.
O'Neil 08/16/2010
I absolutely love this!!!.After reading this story, I am now inclined to give the new Explorer a look instead of getting the newer Highlander.I am in total agreement, Ford should give this lady a new Explorer!!
oz 08/12/2010
Love the story. I'm sold. Somebody pay this woman in a brand new Explorer, please.