lasvegascolonel 5pts I own this Explorer...a 2004 XLT...bought new in 2004. Currently have 43K miles on it. It's been an excellent car...traveling across country, into Canada, and with my A/C on all the time here in Vegas, I never get more than 16 mpg around town. On the highway, about 19-20. Even though I foolishly bought the extended warranty, I have never been able to use it. One item that should have been covered, and recalled, is the plastic plate under the back window. They crack as they should have been metal. Filed several appeals to Ford, including the President and CEO (Mulally and Ford) but Ford says "sorry..it's plastic". Other than that, it's been a better car than Ford's customer service. My advice...the new Explorer will probably be even better...just don't buy the extended warranty...Ford will fight you hard not to pay.