1992 Ford Explorer User Reviews

1992 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"brakes" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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Laurbee writes:
1992 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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5

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Total beater...can't kill it!!!

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Fuel consumption pretty bad

Laurbee
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I Love My Truck!!! — When I moved from Florida to Pennsylvania I was told I SHOULD get rid of my Honda and get a 4WD vehicle. I traded my 97 Honda for my 92 Explorer. Ball joints were bad but expected. Very little rust even in the Northeast!!! Starts and runs great everytime I turn the key. 4WD handles even the iciest winter!!! I am and always will be a Ford girl!!!

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Brian writes:
1992 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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Very good family vehicle or off road toy.

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The exhaust pipe routing around the transmission bellhousing.

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Good Vehicle To Own. — Vehicle has great acceleration, braking, handling, and ground clearance. Have had some minor repairs done (Water pump, Clutch, and Head Gaskets) but should be expected since vehicle has over 200,000 miles on it. Still has original interior with exception of divers seat (Replaced only do to seat back broke). Very reasonable cost of ownership. Very fun to drive on and off the road.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Brad writes:
1992 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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reliability

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gas milage

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Explorer — handles like a boat, gets bad gas mileage, goes where i want to go and can haul lots of cargo 4WD works great! handles the snow well and the Heater works great in -45. She Aint pretty but is all around a good vehicle

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Drupadsinh writes:
1992 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUV Review
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all

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Love The '92 Ford Explorer Xlt. — Mean Machine for long trips. Made it in no time from Wash DC to Orlando, overnight, fully loaded. Cost effective to maintain and operate. Loved the manual transmission! Very spacious. Super cold AC. Awesome turning radius. I would buy one again!

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David writes:
1992 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL SUV Review
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Fast and powerful

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dont want to get hit by it.

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Never Gonna Give It Up. — It go 0 to 60 in 5 seconds. Never needed repairs. Exterior looks like new. interior looks like now. 20 mpg. This SUV is so awesome to drive. Excellent handleing. I can to a complete power slide without it tipping over.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Janeth writes:
1992 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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Convenient,reliable for my job and weather.

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Unless they can make it handle better,I would not get it

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It Is A Fair Car For Being Old,do Not Forget Is A Ford,and Ford S Good Like Gmc — Performance,acceleration,breaking good,doen't handle so good maybe because is an old truck,it was built to last wich is best quality in Ford's vehicles,lately had needed some repairs plus I changed schocks,tires,brakes,repair A/C system,fuel pump,belts,staff like that to keep it in the best shape that I can get,interior great conditions changed everything,sucks a lot of gas and with actual gas prices no good for my pocket,regular maintenance LOF,normal,yeah is fun to drive specially with stereo ful blast it,windows down,enjoy the day!!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cameron writes:
1992 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUV Review
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Great off road ability, takes quite a beating without much problem.

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Not the best ride quality in the world, fuel economy is only so-so for a V6

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Great Off-road Brute, This Suv Is At Home In The Mud — This SUV has lasted well past its sell-by date, but I have kept it for the reason to restore it and make it an off-road brute thats ready to tackle the trail. You can give the SUV quite a beating and expect it to start right back up the next day without too much problem. The styling on this SUV screams take me off road so i can get dirty. The car looks way better covered in mud and dirt than clean and fresh. You can not have fun in this SUV if you keep it on the road at all times.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kyle writes:
1992 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV Review
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Sounds amazing with muffler delete and 2.5 in tailpipe. Turns heads when they hear this coming and the look on peoples faces is great when they realize its this exlpoder making the noise.

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Handling sucks, especially if you try to drive it like a sports car. Electronic 4 wheel drive system is CRAP.

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Relible, Cheap, And Fun To Drive. — With the 5 speed manual transmission this truck is fun to drive. The perfomance of the 4.0 v6 is pretty good, it gets up and goes, but isnt amazing. Depending on driving habits I was able to get about 22 mpg. Easy to work on and parts are pretty cheap.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Octane writes:
1992 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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It was cheap and it still runs.

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Reputation?

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I Won't Sell It Either Cause All The Problems Can Be Fixed... I Even Like The Style. — I love this truck. It was cheap, it runs great, even with small mechanical problems it still toughs through. Leaking anti-freeze AND oil, all i have to do is keep it full and it starts everytime. 4.0 V6, plenty of power, although a 302 would have been a lot better.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dylan writes:
1992 Ford Explorer 2 Dr XL 4WD SUV Review
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4x4 with this is AWESOME in the winter, decent power, really easy to manuever around.

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Boxy look, Rocker panels love to rust away...

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Awesome Winter Truck! — Performance- Decent for a tank. Not a blazing rocket but has pretty good power for it's size. Handling is little to be desired of though, braking is good. Build Quality- Solid SUV, 307km and still trucking! It does squeek a little and working on the engine is a complete PITA. Appearance- It's a boxy generic looking SUV, Not much, else to say. Cost of Ownership- Fuel Mileage is great considering 4x4 is on for more than 1/2 of its time on the road with me. I have had to replace the intake gasket, front brakes, and 1 fuel injector that didnt work. Fun Factor- Don't drive it in anything other than snow, but it is AMAZING in the snow and has never gotten stuck. Great traction and plows through huge snow banks with no issues. Great for a winter beater!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1991 Ford Explorer Reviews

A Very Useable 4wheel Drive By Aaronhawaii1980

I actually have a had a couple of these Explorers like this and they are tanks I turned one into a monster 4x4 and thats all I did with it. This one however is the Eddie Bauer which has everything in... Read More

Quick By hunterw26

good suv for mudding and hunting with friends, good off road truck, i like the 4.0 it has good power iv raced my friend and he has a f150 with a 5.0 and beat him its a good truck with good power for a... Read More

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1993 Ford Explorer Reviews

For Style It's An Suv And His Name Is The Beast By Loree

My Beast has been a good work SUV it is a 1993 and except for a few minor things that didn't cost me much to fix it is an awesome vehicle. Don't know how this years Explorer's have been rated but I ra... Read More

A Great Overall Truck I Love My Fords! By Conway83

Nice riding truck looked great, Tons of cargo space when you folded down the backseats just loved the overall look and sportyness of the 2 door backed up with the 5 speed manual tranny, The on... Read More

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1994 Ford Explorer Reviews

2d 4wd Suv By Alec_William

For a small vehicle it handles great off-road and going into the mountains. It is good at taking corners and going high speeds quickly. The brakes work exceptionally well. It's a fun little vehicle ... Read More

Junk By tfret

Comfortable and stylish, that's the only thing good I can say about it. The performance and fuel economy were both pathetic. I got angry at this car every time I drove it. My wife decided it was bad f... Read More

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1995 Ford Explorer Reviews

P.o.s Winter Beater By Tater343

At first I really liked driving it, but then the brakes went out, the tranny went out, the eletric window motors went out, the radio sounded fuzzy. Bought it for 600 and made it 3 months before the mo... Read More

Nice By Steve

its an ok truck needs more power for a 4.o tho its pretty sleeek in my eyes really like the rims forr bein stock but i really think it sits too low for a 4x4 truck deff needs to sit higher from fact... Read More

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1996 Ford Explorer Reviews

One Of The Best Vehicles I've Owned. By Christifor

Through the mountains & far away...my Explorer has never failed me. I ultimately feel safe & can depend on it everyday. I can't say that I've ever owned a better vehicle. The mileage isn't the best, b... Read More

Beater By Anarchy32

This vehicle was an ok vehicle. It ran great and drove smooth. It was a decent looking and clean vehicle. It was really roomy and comfortable to drive. There was a lot of storage space. Overall it was... Read More

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