I currently own and drive a 99 Ford ranger xlt 4X4, 1965 chevelle 2 door wagon, and a 2002 corvette z06 with cam / head package, longtube headers, CAI, 150 shot NOS, and dyno tune.
It fukin rolls. ill post some pics and time slips.
I am a mechanic I have been turning wrenches for almost 12 years now .
Fords always have a spot in my driveway
The metric ford trans and the aode transmissions were always junk . 3.8L would blow not long after 90K thats why the explorer got the nickname Exploder. The early Explorer's, Tarus, and Mercury Sable's were all of poor quality
1995 Z71 Chevy 4x4 With a 5.7 liter.Truck is pretty mint.Bought it off my parents a few years ago.Wifey drives a 2001 widetrack Grand prix.I Think about getting a new car now and then but I diddnt enjoy the $500 a month for 5 year payment on the Pontiac.
Ive owned it for over 5 yrs now and in that time the only time it ever gave me a scare was 2 summers ago, when it was running on 5 cyl's, I saved up $2.5k for the repair and it came out to $37... dollars, for a frayed spark plug wire.
I love my ranger and would only consider selling it if someone offered me a price I couldnt refuse, which isnt going to happen :D
I've had great luck with fords. my surfmobile is an 06 Exploder, grey with sand-colored interior. the 4wd works great, and i have had nada trouble with it after 86k miles. All of my company's work vans and pickups are fords. the fellas run the heck out of them and they give us very little trouble.