Hello all, I just purchased a 2002 Explorer, V-6, 4.0, 3.73 Axle, 71K miles. Seems to be in excellent condition. I have been reading alot about this particular year and model and the information for the most part is pretty negative. Consumer Reports for instance gives this one a pretty poor rating. Was this a particularly bad year for the Explorer? I hear the transmission are both unreliable and one cannot even check the fluid levels? Sure would appreciate any tips/advice/info. Thanks, Joe.