Sooooo - We have a much loved 2001 Ford Expedition. Bought it new 15 years ago, almost to the day. Up until April of this year, it was our 3rd vehicle as we both had other daily drivers. As a result, it only has 135,000 miles on it. Well, just found out that the transmission is toast. Cost to replace with a re-manufactured unit is $3,200 +/-. I have three bids and am getting a fourth one tomorrow. What to do? It is a great truck other than that. 5.4 Triton V8, 4WD, plenty of tow capacity. The downside is that we really don't need that big of a vehicle as my days as a soccer mom and Scout mom (2 Eagle Scouts, but who's bragging!) are over, it gets horrible mileage and what other repairs would we be facing with a vehicle that old. . . . . . Even with the Ford employee discount, a new Escape, Explorer or F150 is way too expensive. And I don't even like the Escape or the Explorer! A used Expedition, Suburban, Tahoe, Pilot, etc. doesn't make sense - too big and too expensive. And the choice in used vehicles is crazy. $13,000 for a low-mileage, used 10 year old Explorer? So, we're thinking of just repairing our current vehicle. Both our regular mechanic and the other two that looked at it say that it is otherwise in great shape and that with a new transmission (with the bad design problem that has since been resolved), we could go a long time on this truck. Thoughts? Thanks!