Well my 91 Ford Explorer Sport took a dump after 3yrs of ownership.
Front spring carriage rotted out and the spring went BOING!!
Shame too it only had 91k on it. :(
Well the body was looking bleak(NE winter salt)so it was time to find another vehicle.
Sooooo I went on a hunt......
OMG used vehicles with the banks being idiots about lending $$$ for new ones went threw the roof!!
I decided to get another 2dr Explorer 4WD.......crap....even with 150k+ they are bringing $1600+! Rediculious!
I watched the local Craigslist for something to pop up.
I hafta have a 4X4 where I live as I'm up on a hill in a rural area.
FINALLY after 2 weeks of watching a 1995 4WD Sport with 104k came up.
Posted at 5:10pm and by 6pm I paid for it. :D
He wanted $800 for it....I got it for $650....which is a deal and a half in my area.
It's needs rear sping shaclkes....rear brakes are shot......runs great and the body is pretty decent.
Back hatch was rusted shut...2in of bottom rotted off....fianlly got it open and swapped it for my neighbors as he is scrapping a 1996.
Only other rust is the rockers which are easy to fix.
Pretty loaded with PW....PL.....Auto with OD....Factory working AM/FM/CD....ect ect
The tires are good Firestone Wrangler AT's with 80% tread left
(Yeah I drive older stuff....cheaper to fix......something I can pay CASH for and no payments)
Time I get done with it I'll have about $1000 - $1100 in it and I can't come close to buying one with that low of miles on it for that!
Just couldn't believe how much used vehicles are bringing even with high mileage!
Cars....Trucks....Mini Vans...4WD's....don't matter!
Anything you could get last year you can tack on a extra $1000 or more this year!