1992 Ford Explorer User Reviews

1992 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

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

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

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Interior, exterior, everything else

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Car — This car is utterly useless. You can feel the engine when you step on the gas pedal, but its more like a gentle breeze rather than a power surge. The suspension is good, but the overall drive quality is horrible. You shouldnt feel like your about to wind up on your lid every time you turn.

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Kyle writes:
1992 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV Review
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3

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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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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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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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David writes:
1992 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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Reliablility. Nuff said, it did everything that i asked of it.

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Not many downers besides gas mileage but that can be fixed.

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Great Ride — I love this SUV. unfortunately It finally gave up the ghost at over 375,000 miles on it with no major work done on it other than a rebuilt transmission. It was always a blast to drive around town with my friends in tow. i would highly recommend this or any Ford truck to a friend

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

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2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned By TMACWEBDESIGN

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Great Suv Probably Best In Its Class/size By Divinejudge1

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2013 Ford Explorer Reviews

Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned By TimmySEO

I like everything about the Ford Explorer . My favorite is the technology , so far advanced compared to the competition . I read reviews on the MyFord touch that were negative . Maybe if you are lik... Read More

Nice Looker By kidscoach

A great improvement in interior design and grade of materials. A few more amenities I would suggest, heated second row seats, more cup holders, ambient lighting around the headliner, second row adjust... Read More

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2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

Solid Family Car, Vary Happy With It For The Most Part. By Jay

I wish I had opted for the Limited, memory seats and the intelligent cruise control would have been great features but were not options in the XLT. The interior is pretty roomy for a midsized SUV, but... Read More

First Ford, So Far So Good. By codemannwo

I've only had the SUV for 24 hours, so only time will tell. I will keep posting updates with my impression of this vehicle as I drive and use more of it's expansive features. Just wondering if I nee... Read More

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2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

Good Vehicle. By Ken

Could use a little more power. The 3.5L V6 is just not quite enough. However, I'm sure my mileage is much better than if it had a V8, so I'm not really complaining all that much. Otherwise, a very nic... Read More

Super Fun, Sporty Suv With The Looks To Boot! By gacowgirl79

So far this is my most favorite SUV I have ever owned. I have owned an explorer before but it was nothing compared to this one! With this one, I am just looking for a reason to get behind the wheel ... Read More

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2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

Lots Of Toys On The Limited Awd By goldy

Accelerator responsiveness with the 6 speed transmission and the v8 is lousy. The 6 speed wants to be in 2nd when starting and shifts very quickly to 6th even when going only 30mph.6 speed is only goo... Read More

Best Mid-sized Suv Out! By Billy

This is my 2nt Ford Explorer and definitely not my last! This vehicle is built Ford tough and is fun to drive. Comfortably seats 7 and the 3rd row seat is very roomy for a mid-sized SUV. I wish I wa... Read More

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