1993 Ford Explorer User Reviews

1993 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:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • 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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"ride" 8 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"big car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Loree writes:
1993 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL 4WD SUV Review
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5

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it's been really good for me it can handle anything I do with it. Not to mention it has umph it picks up speed almost as good as my Stang I love my Beast

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Only thing wrong is it gets horrendous gas mileage

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For Style It's An Suv And His Name Is The Beast — 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 rate The Beast EXCELLENT

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Conway83 writes:
1993 Ford Explorer 2 Dr XL SUV Review
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4

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Nice lookin truck / suv   great fun w/ 5 speed

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  transmission went out because of a bad design flaw

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A Great Overall Truck I Love My Fords! — 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 only downside to the truck was a design flaw with the 5 speed tranny that caused the demise of the transmission from leakin fluid while driving,, but not when parked.......

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh writes:
1993 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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fun to drive and completly reliable

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fuel mileage and rust.

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Fun Old Family Wagon — My mom bought this car with a little over 80,000 miles on it about ten years ago. The frost plug went and she drove home as far as possible till the motor was freezing up. we put in new plug and it lost power but still runs. We pulled campers while it ran red line hot and accelerator on the floor for 25 miles on the highway one way multiple times. We sold it to my aunt who took it to Chicago and Kentucky and i bought it back with 177,000 miles on it. It starts on first time and takes me wherever needed. Makes a good second family car. Performance is weak but thats just the build of the cars. Its a gas hog but i love driving it. only car all my friends can fit in and i can haul steel and what not in the back and it rides smooth. Very pleased with this car. For People interested in older explorers i would definantly recommend. they expensive to drive but the longevity is worth it.

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i dont have parking problems

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nathing haha

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My Lovely Car — well its an amazing car great handling good acceleration good braks solid build it needs some gaer sill and full new interior . i bot it for 3500 bd wen u will drive it u will feel like flying so try it

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

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Ed writes:
1993 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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4x4

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everything

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Dont Buy An Explorer, Any Year — has a good v6 power for its size, but lacking in acceleration, 4x4 was good when it worked, the gas price was bad for a v6, ball joints, ac, cruise, and 4x4 all went bad after 130000 miles not fun in the summer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Crystal writes:
1993 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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NONE

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crappy Ford

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Blah — Good looking but a piece of crap from the beginning. Always breaking down, horrible gas mileage, a pain to fix. Was not worth the money paid for it. Great to beat on and destroy though. Almost blew it up on accident and holds a lot of people.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tucker writes:
1993 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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It is fun and it feels like your driving a big truck!

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Nothing. Nothing at all!!!!

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It Is A Great Car!! — I like that is has plenty of space and is comfortable. It is very nice with a 6 cylinder engine. Only thing is the fuel enconomy. It gets 15 city 18 hwy. Not bad for an old car like that!

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

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Zachary writes:
1993 Ford Explorer 2 Dr XL SUV Review
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Fun to drive, tight handling, comfortable

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head gasket blew

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I Love It ^_^ — I bought this Explorer because I never really used my pickup as a "pickup" The only thing I usually "hauled" around was friends, and that got cramped, so now I have a 2 dr explorer that i can seat 5 in comfortably. Not to mention the 4.0 V6 anf 5-speed really has some pep compared to the little 2.3 4 banger I used to have

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robbie writes:
1993 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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Reliability, winter driving, skiing and camping trips

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Gas mileage

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Best You Can Buy For The Current Price Range — Most bullet proof rig ever.. 200,000+ miles on the original, factory transmission and motor. Never had anything major go wrong. Most extensive stuff i have done is a transfer case, starter, spark plugs, and alternator. The 4X4 is almost unstoppable, I have never gotten stuck in any terrain, and that includes going to work in January of '09 with that 70+ inches of snow on the ground.. The Explorer plowed right through it all the way up Sunset Hill and down Geiger Rd. If you have a 1st generation Ford Explorer (1991-1994), the only things you will have to worry about is changing the fluids and brakes. The brakes wear rather quick on these is the only downfall.. But just don't ride your brakes like a Grandma and you won't have that problem to frequently!! The 4.0 Cologne V6 motor still has a lot of balls left for having 200,000 miles on it. Once the motor goes out (if it does) ill be rebuilding it to go another several 100,000 miles!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Paul writes:
1993 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL 4WD SUV Review
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Great in the snow and plenty of room for passengers

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Gas hog

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Ford Explorer — Okay for pulling a boat, somewhat reliable. Used to use it for pulling the boat to go scuba diving. Wouldn't pull a boat without a 4x4. Got plenty of use out of this vehicle and miles. Tranny went around 185000 miles but only because someone didn't add fluid. Started slipping and then fianally went and junked it.

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

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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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1992 Ford Explorer Reviews

I Love My Truck!!! By Laurbee

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 ev... Read More

Good Vehicle To Own. By Brian

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 m... 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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