1993 Ford Explorer User Reviews

1993 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 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:3.4 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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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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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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Brandon writes:
1993 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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Of all the cars that I have ( a total of 3) had, I love this one the most! I have always wanted an Explorer and when my uncle told me that he could get me one, I was really excited. I paid 1200 bucks for it and have had to put very little money in it. I have only had to replace that battery and the air intake unit, which was a total of about 90 bucks. She gets cleaned out every week and washed about every other week (weather permiting).

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She has a little bit of body rust, but other wise she runs like a top and has not let me down yet.

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Tough And Very Reliable! Wouldn't Trade Her For The World! (unless I Really Had To) — The overall car itself is unbelievable! My uncle that works for Wingards in Elton told me about it and said it was well maintained and was owned by a former mechanic. The interior is in great shape and hardly has any wear or tear ( i can honestly say there is none). The trim package is an XLT, unfor. not the Eddie Bauer edition though. This model has power everything including a sunroof! The exterior is red and has a little body rust up around the wheel wells and around the gas tank lid. The handling, performance and overall impression is very good, as I previously stated, I would not trade her in for anything! My Explorer is a great car and will turn 1 this year July (14 in car years) .

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

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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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Tucktart 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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2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned By TMACWEBDESIGN

The Ford Explorer is the best vehicle I have ever owned . I like to buy american also looked at the Lincoln MKX which was noisy in comparison . I believe Lincoln has become an over priced Ford . Go wi... Read More

Great Suv Probably Best In Its Class/size By Divinejudge1

This SUV was very nice! It felt as nice as some Range Rovers my friends own that are only 5 years old. On that alone I believe this SUV is a great value and worth considering as a buy. I'm not a fan o... Read More

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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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