So... that list I posted, well I guess I sorta just chucked that into the wind haha. I bought another truck, just not an explorer... compared to the list: yes. - 4wd nope! - electric windows and locks yes - preferably manual no. - no rust 2 door - 4 door preferable, 2 door maybe, try 240k - under 140k miles Yes - runs good electric Tcase -manual T-case would be good but ok with electric. not even close. - taken care of interior, preferably tan no. - did I mention no rust? not dealing with that crap this time! So I didnt want a 2nd gen explorer because I don't like torsion bars or the front end. I bought a 98 Ranger supercab, with torsion bars and the ugly front end. There is a lot of rust but none of it is real serious. Mostly surface rust from worn off paint, the bed needs help but aside from that it just needs a radiator support, which I'll build myself. The interior is dark grey and discusting, the seats are deffinitely going to need to be replaced, and the floor is that awful plastic crap. Also there are no options like electric windows, which might be added eventually. Now the good. Its a 5 spd, (even though its attached to a 3.0, which isn't as fun but gets better gas mileage which will be good) it has real 4wd (none of that auto crap.) and it runs DAMN well, very smooth engine idle, no obvious bad noises (alt might squeak a tiny bit, not sure yet.) It is in pretty good shape for being in Maine it's whole 244k miles It has the rear seats which means I still have some interior storage space, and rangers have lots of potential for fabrication projects (back rack with side rails and custom waterproof toolbox anyone?) and last but not least, it only cost 700 bucks. I planned to budget around 1500 for a new vehicle by the end of april, so I have a 800$ budget to fix this thing up, more than enough for the body work, any new suspension parts, and new interior parts like a carpet and seats (I'm thinking buckets) as well as the metals needed for that rack. If I fix it up a little and decide it isn't what I really want, I can fix the rad support and some of the rust and sell it for 2k easy. I will get pics as soon as I get ahold of a camera to use.