Is 175,000 miles bad for a 2004 Ford Explorer?

Asked by May 14, 2016 at 07:55 PM about the 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am about to purchase a 2004 Explorer but I'm not sure whether or not to buy
it because of the high mileage, I'm just afraid its going to break down soon as
I'm riding around in it

2 Answers


Go with your gut. a '04 exploder probably needs transmission work if it didn't already, and has poor gas mileage. How long do you plan to keep this vehicle and how many miles do you drive a year? for an example, I buy used cars under 100K miles , that way I can drive and keep them for at least 10 years. HTH's

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Its either the 04 or an 02 99,000 miles. Well I definitely want to use it up, man thats a good question, I honestly don't go very far or even drive too much but still I just need either one to be reliable. By the way thank you for your answer.

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