10 good years. Mostly. I bought my 1998 Ford Explorer in 2000 and it has been an excellent and dependable truck/suv for the better part of a decade. Unfortunately it has begun to hemorrhage antifreeze and my mechanic friend say’s it be cheaper to buy another used truck than repair this one. So…we are about to get the 2nd or 3rd snow of the new year and I can’t count on my truck. Snow is more fun in a 4×4.