Hey, guys. Just an observation, but it seems like Ford Explorers are quick to be disposed of by their owners if something is wrong with it, albeit even minor. Although I have no data, the local salvage yard(s) seemed littered with Ford Explorers! Why is this? They are reasonably cheap to repair, the parts are readily available, and they're pretty sharp when kept clean. Did I miss a revolution against Explorers? Granted my other car is a newer luxury vehicle, don't people realize the value of a reliable second vehicle, or primary vehicle for that matter? My wife and I own two cars, both paid off in full. Don't people realize how much cheaper it is to take care of what you have and build a long term relationship with a vehicle? Lastly, haven't you noticed how ALL new car commercials these days advertise monthly payments for a new vehicle under lease terms? Oh, wow, that new _______ :fill in the blank: is only $379 a month for 24 months . . . Yeah, but how much to finance/purchase in full? Oh wait, cars these days are too expensive for the average joe. Sorry for the Saturday rant. -K.