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The Ford Explorer entered the market in 1991 as a full-sized sport utility vehicle. It quickly gained in popularity thanks to its family-friendly size, truck-like capabilities, and general utility. Since its introduction, the Explorer has seen several generations and morphed from a traditional truck-based build to a unibody construction crossover-SUV format.

The first-generation Explorer was introduced for the 1991 model year, replacing the Bronco II as an SUV derivative of the Ranger pickup truck. A two-door Sport model and a five-door were offered with either two-wheel or four-wheel drive, powered by a strong V6 engine.

In 1995, the Ford Explorer was updated to a second-generation with significant changes to the chassis and the introduction of a large V8 engine option. A limited offering of a pickup-styled Sport Trac model was introduced in 2001.

The 2002 model year  brought significant changes to the Ford Explorer in its third-generation. One was the dropping of a live rear axle in favor of an independent rear suspension, which improved the Explorer's highway drive and added rear cargo space. It also improved safety, ultimately dispelling the association of the Explorer and rollover crashes.

The fourth-gen Explorer was introduced in 2006. A host of updates to the interior bolstered the Explorer's family-friendly credibility while powertrain updates were minimal. This would be the last generation of the body-on-frame Explorers.

The fifth- and current-generation Ford Explorer entered the market in 2011. A crossover-style unibody construction was used for this new Explorer and this more contemporary underpinning was enhanced by more refined bodywork, pulling away from the truck-like look of previous-gen Explorers. Several turbocharged engine options from Ford's EcoBoost line are available, improving fuel economy drastically.

Used Ford Explorer buyers will want to note that the 3rd-generation Explorer is often cited for transmission problems at high mileage. The Explorer otherwise enjoys a good reputation for reliability.

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2017 Ford Explorer XLT

2017 Ford Explorer XLT - 21,501 mi

Doylestown, PA - Listed 4 days ago
  • $4,411 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 5 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2017 Ford Explorer XLT for Sale - $25,900 - 21,501 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Doylestown, PA 18902
Price: $25,900
Mileage: 21,501 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3 star
Color: Shadow Black
Engine: 6-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 14
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 7 seater
Drive Type: AWD
VIN: 1FM5K8D84HGA53667
Positives: warranty, one owner, inspected, clean history, certified pre-owned car
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2017 Ford Explorer XLT

2017 Ford Explorer XLT - 12,649 mi

East Hartford, CT - Listed 36 days ago
  • $5,377 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 5 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2017 Ford Explorer XLT for Sale - $27,681 - 12,649 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: East Hartford, CT 06108
Price: $27,681
Mileage: 12,649 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.8 star
Color: Silver
Engine: 6-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 14
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 7 seater
Drive Type: AWD
VIN: 1FM5K8D8XHGA96023
Positives: warranty, certified pre-owned car, inspected, one owner, clean history
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2017 Ford Explorer XLT

2017 Ford Explorer XLT - 27,662 mi

Perryville, MO - Listed 15 days ago
  • $5,615 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , low miles , free CARFAX
$28,900
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Used 2017 Ford Explorer XLT for Sale - $25,802 - 27,662 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Perryville, MO 63775
Price: $25,802
Mileage: 27,662 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.4 star
Color: Ingot Silver Metallic
Engine: 6-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 14
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 7 seater
Drive Type: AWD
VIN: 1FM5K8D85HGB33026
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2018 Ford Explorer XLT

2018 Ford Explorer XLT - 1,417 mi

Conyers, GA - Listed 65 days ago
  • $4,631 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$31,990
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Used 2018 Ford Explorer XLT for Sale - $29,456 - 1,417 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Conyers, GA 30013
Price: $29,456
Mileage: 1,417 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.1 star
Color: Ruby Red Metallic
Engine: 6-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 20
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 7 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 1FM5K7D85JGB03296
Positives: certified pre-owned car, clean history, inspected, warranty
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2017 Ford Explorer Sport

2017 Ford Explorer Sport - 23,025 mi

Grapevine, TX - Listed 16 days ago
  • $4,305 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$30,500
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Used 2017 Ford Explorer Sport for Sale - $30,000 - 23,025 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Grapevine, TX 76051
Price: $30,000
Mileage: 23,025 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Color: Magnetic Metallic
Engine: 6-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 18
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 7 seater
Drive Type: AWD
VIN: 1FM5K8GT8HGD66317
Positives: certified pre-owned car, clean history, one owner
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2017 Ford Explorer XLT

2017 Ford Explorer XLT - 6,200 mi

New Holland, PA - Listed 16 days ago
  • $3,253 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$29,970
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Used 2017 Ford Explorer XLT for Sale - $28,870 - 6,200 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: New Holland, PA 17557
Price: $28,870
Mileage: 6,200 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.6 star
Color: Blue Jeans Metallic
Engine: 6-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 14
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 7 seater
Drive Type: AWD
VIN: 1FM5K8D87HGD76384
Positives: inspected, certified pre-owned car, warranty
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2018 Ford Explorer XLT

2018 Ford Explorer XLT - 5,818 mi

Bay Shore, NY - Listed 40 days ago
  • $4,807 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$33,118
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Used 2018 Ford Explorer XLT for Sale - $32,995 - 5,818 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Bay Shore, NY 11706
Price: $32,995
Mileage: 5,818 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.6 star
Color: White Platinum Clearcoat Metallic
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 21
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 7 seater
Drive Type: AWD
VIN: 1FM5K8DH2JGB50291
Positives: inspected, certified pre-owned car, warranty
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2018 Ford Explorer Limited

2018 Ford Explorer Limited - 17,837 mi

Albany, NY - Listed 11 days ago
  • $4,025 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2018 Ford Explorer Limited for Sale - $33,499 - 17,837 miles - with wifi, bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Albany, NY 12206
Price: $33,499
Mileage: 17,837 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Color: Black
Engine: 6-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 19
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 7 seater
Drive Type: AWD
VIN: 1FM5K8F85JGB66305
Positives: certified pre-owned car, warranty, inspected, clean history
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2016 Ford Explorer XLT

2016 Ford Explorer XLT - 20,776 mi

Lincoln, NE - Listed 56 days ago
  • $4,091 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$29,500
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Used 2016 Ford Explorer XLT for Sale - $27,230 - 20,776 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Lincoln, NE 68521
Price: $27,230
Mileage: 20,776 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.5 star
Color: Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
Engine: 6-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 14
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 7 seater
Drive Type: AWD
VIN: 1FM5K8D86GGB18064
Positives: inspected, warranty, certified pre-owned car
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2016 Ford Explorer XLT

2016 Ford Explorer XLT - 26,661 mi

Myrtle Beach, SC - Listed 10 days ago
  • $4,065 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$25,781
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Used 2016 Ford Explorer XLT for Sale - $23,508 - 26,661 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Price: $23,508
Mileage: 26,661 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.7 star
Color: Magnetic
Engine: 6-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 15
Seats: 7 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 1FM5K7D87GGA35415
Positives: certified pre-owned car, warranty, inspected, clean history
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2016 Ford Explorer Limited

2016 Ford Explorer Limited - 38,960 mi

Mankato, MN - Listed 17 days ago
  • $3,730 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$26,490
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Used 2016 Ford Explorer Limited for Sale - $26,480 - 38,960 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Mankato, MN 56001
Price: $26,480
Mileage: 38,960 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.8 star
Color: Brown
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 22
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 7 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 1FM5K7FH0GGB75738
Positives: inspected, certified pre-owned car, warranty
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2018 Ford Explorer XLT

2018 Ford Explorer XLT - 7,010 mi

Old Bridge, NJ - Listed 237 days ago
  • $6,646 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , low miles , free CARFAX
$34,900
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Ford Explorer XLT for Sale - $29,499 - 7,010 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Price: $29,499
Mileage: 7,010 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.4 star
Color: Magnetic Metallic
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 21
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 7 seater
Drive Type: AWD
VIN: 1FM5K8DH1JGA50828
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2017 Ford Explorer XLT

2017 Ford Explorer XLT - 17,510 mi

Souderton, PA - Listed 43 days ago
  • $3,355 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 6 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$27,928
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Used 2017 Ford Explorer XLT for Sale - $26,645 - 17,510 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Souderton, PA 18964
Price: $26,645
Mileage: 17,510 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.7 star
Color: Magnetic
Engine: 6-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 14
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 7 seater
Drive Type: AWD
VIN: 1FM5K8D84HGC12364
Positives: clean history, certified pre-owned car, condition, inspected, warranty, one owner
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2016 Ford Explorer XLT

2016 Ford Explorer XLT - 25,074 mi

Lincoln, NE - Listed 61 days ago
  • $3,838 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$28,888
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Used 2016 Ford Explorer XLT for Sale - $26,797 - 25,074 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Lincoln, NE 68521
Price: $26,797
Mileage: 25,074 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.5 star
Color: Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 21
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 7 seater
Drive Type: AWD
VIN: 1FM5K8DH0GGC70440
Positives: inspected, warranty, certified pre-owned car
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2017 Ford Explorer XLT

2017 Ford Explorer XLT - 14,452 mi

Folsom, CA - Listed 32 days ago
  • $3,072 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$27,996
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Ford Explorer XLT for Sale - $26,497 - 14,452 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Folsom, CA 95630
Price: $26,497
Mileage: 14,452 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.4 star
Color: Blue
Engine: 6-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 15
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 7 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 1FM5K7D89HGC22138
Positives: certified pre-owned car, warranty, inspected
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What is the average price for Used Ford Explorer? How many are for sale and priced below market?

  • 25,093 cars for sale found, starting at $555
  • Average price for Used Ford Explorer: $24,562
  • 7,617 deals found. Average savings of $1,810
  • Save up to $14,513 below estimated market price

What Ford Explorer model year and mileage can you get for your budget?

Year Price Mileage
2018 $28,520 to $35,233 7,656 to 37,081 miles
2017 $25,459 to $31,498 11,516 to 52,063 miles
2016 $23,956 to $29,902 17,078 to 62,927 miles
2015 $19,663 to $26,554 23,680 to 87,965 miles

Where does used Ford Explorer rank in comparison to competitor vehicles?

(Based on Last 5 Years' Data)
#1 of 70 Most Popular Luxury SUVs
#1 of 11 Longest Lasting Luxury Crossover SUVs
#2 of 38 Most Spacious Luxury Crossover SUVs
#2 of 7 Full-size Luxury SUVs with Best 5-Year Depreciation
#3 of 8 Safest Luxury SUVs
#4 of 15 Full-size Luxury SUVs with Most Cargo Room
#5 of 15 Luxury 3rd Row SUVs to Buy Used Over New
#5 of 15 Greenest Full-size Luxury SUVs
#5 of 15 Most Fuel Efficient Full-size Luxury SUVs
#6 of 9 Luxury Crossover SUVs Owners Keep for a Decade

What Is The Average Price Of A Used Ford Explorer By Model Year?

Year Average Price Deals Listings
2019 Ford Explorer for Sale $40,238 Save $8,222 on 25 deals 901 listings
2018 Ford Explorer for Sale $32,735 Save $14,513 on 1,129 deals 4,216 listings
2017 Ford Explorer for Sale $27,730 Save $12,795 on 1,358 deals 3,806 listings
2016 Ford Explorer for Sale $26,687 Save $11,435 on 2,217 deals 6,946 listings
2015 Ford Explorer for Sale $21,971 Save $9,246 on 1,027 deals 2,643 listings
2014 Ford Explorer for Sale $18,836 Save $5,988 on 585 deals 1,701 listings

What Is The Average Price Of Competitor Cars To The Used Ford Explorer?

Average Price Deals Listings
Used Chevrolet Traverse $22,291 Save $11,793 on 4,454 deals 14,171 listings
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee $24,348 Save $13,528 on 7,654 deals 25,007 listings
Used Toyota Highlander $24,783 Save $9,043 on 3,395 deals 12,074 listings

What Is The Average Price Of Used Ford Explorer In The Top 10 Cities?

Average Price Deals Listings
Ford Explorer in Houston $23,529 Save $7,389 on 98 deals 365 listings
Ford Explorer in Atlanta $23,234 Save $5,493 on 183 deals 497 listings
Ford Explorer in Dallas $22,958 Save $6,532 on 144 deals 472 listings
Ford Explorer in Chicago $23,612 Save $6,508 on 231 deals 778 listings
Ford Explorer in Miami $22,945 Save $6,975 on 123 deals 308 listings
Ford Explorer in Los Angeles $30,819 Save $9,208 on 211 deals 777 listings
Ford Explorer in Philadelphia $25,171 Save $10,497 on 375 deals 1,228 listings
Ford Explorer in San Antonio $24,693 Save $4,470 on 59 deals 169 listings
Ford Explorer in Phoenix $23,947 Save $8,894 on 87 deals 308 listings
Ford Explorer in Orlando $24,382 Save $6,565 on 122 deals 379 listings

Ford Explorer Test Drive Reviews

2017 Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer has been a long-time entry into the sport utility market and its name is virtually synonymous with SUV. It's grown and evolved since its introduction, becoming a more contemporary 3-row crossover-SUV for the mid-sized market. It's at once a family machine and sporty sport utility, though the latter depends on some options.

The Explorer has three distinct engine flavors for three different SUV experiences. The base is a good all-around choice, the turbo-four is a good mid-level fuel-efficient choice, and the turbocharged V6 is almost Mustang-like in its performance. So there's something to suit everyone.

Inside, the Explorer has plenty of space and, depending on configuration, a good amount of passenger room as well. We're fond of the Explorer's infotainment and safety options. There isn't much to dislike about the Explorer until you get into the details.
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2016 Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer has long been a benchmark and popular choice in the sport utility market. As others began to improve their offerings, though, the competition began to sometimes outshine the Explorer. For the 2016 model year, Ford upped the game with several improvements to the Explorer.

The 2016 Ford Explorer still sets the benchmark for classic looks with a modern flair and fuel-efficient options in a true SUV format. New updates for this model year include some changes to the exterior, upgrades for the infotainment system, and a new trim level and engine option. For 2016, Ford introduced the Explorer Platinum edition that sits at a fitment level equal to any premium-grade offering on the market. With class-leading options like self-parking (both parallel and perpendicular), a bevy of road safety gadgets, and classy looks, this new trim is shadowed only by its breathtaking turbocharged V6.

With three engines to choose from, a choice of either front-wheel or all-wheel drive in two of those engines (AWD is standard in the Sport and new Platinum trims), and the ability to tow nearly on par with a half-ton pickup, the 2016 Explorer is an excellent contender in the contentious full-sized SUV market. Add in its upscale interior and for many buyers, this SUV is the winner.
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2014 Ford Explorer

There are few SUVs out there with as much history, controversy or relevance to the everyday consumer as the Ford Explorer. But no matter what you may think you know about the Ford Explorer from any past experience, the 2014 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD V6 we tested here will no doubt shatter them all to bits. Ford took its iconic SUV nameplate and created a state of the art crossover that not only does a great job of hauling seven in relative comfort but also one that is sturdy and powerful enough to be a workhorse for those who tow or haul. Really, this is the best Explorer yet by far.

And, miracle of miracles, the MyFordTouch system in our tester actually worked seamlessly without a problem but more on that later. First off, let's get into what makes this excellent midsize SUV such a great choice for families needing to take half the team to Little League practice all while still being able to tow your boat to the lake in the summertime without any worry. Because with the 2014 Ford Explorer, you really can do it all.
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2013 Ford Explorer

The 2013 Ford Explorer is a midsize, seven-passenger SUV that offers family-friendly comfort and convenience both on- and off-road.  New for 2013 is a Sport trim that is powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 engine, standard four-wheel drive, 20-inch sport alloy wheels and more. New Explorer features this year include a standard passenger knee airbag, and available heated steering wheel and auto-dimming headlights,
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