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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1993 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL 4WD SUV Review
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1993 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV Review
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afforrdable

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slight problems

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Get Car For Someone Looking For Bigger — the proformance is great with the new engine and exhaust its built great i got in an accident where i rear ended another car and it totally the other car without a scratch on mine cost of ownership can be low but i put alot of money in mine i got new engine exhaust sub stearo 4 in lift 31 1050 tires. really fun off road so i would recommend it

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

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1993 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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FUEL ECONOMY AND POWER

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SPECIAL TOOLS FOR REPAIRS

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I Love My Fords — this model is a 4 liter and it is good on fuel economy has enough power for any task without being a v8.the explorer is built ford tough and they mean it. it will take a lot of punishment and still drive smooth.since owning this vehicle the repairs have been minor except the water pump and replacing the fuel tank which means dropping the fuel cell(tank).the water pump requires removal of the radiator which isnt all that difficult just time consuming. the only thing i dont like about ford is that you require special tools for automatic 4 wheel hub removal.FORD ROCKS,CHEVY WALKS!!!!!!!

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1993 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport SUV Review
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Solid, mild off roading capable, got around decent

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didn't look too stylish inside or out

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Ehh — I totalled it but it was built right so actually it saved me... it wasn't the best looking truck but it got me everywhere and it was stick... 4 liter V6 and getting 20 miles a gallon is pretty good... Interior wasn't amazing looking but it was spacious... quite spacious... back seats folded flat to make 8 foot bed area... could haul like a pickup, well almost... and it pulled trailers without a single issue

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2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

Number 1 Suv By jrl559

The Ford Explorer is the best looking (inside and out) and driving SUV on the road today! All Around Great Performance and absolutely a pleasure to drive on any roadways. Very comfortable interior and... Read More

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After driving the new Ford Explorer sport for the first time about six months ago, it has to be the best SUV on the market. The performance of the 3.5L twin turbo 365 HP engine is second to none. The ... Read More

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2013 Ford Explorer Reviews

Super All-around Suv! By Kpecot

Great family SUV. Lots of cargo room and passenger comforts. Love the leather, roof rack and 4WD upgrades as well as SYNC and Bluetooth features. Drives nice, solid handling. Liked it so much, getting... Read More

Super Suv! By Kpecot

Loved this SUV. In fact, I'm getting another one (2014 or 2015)! Preferred to drive it over our second car, which is a sporty and fun-to-drive 300Z. Leather and 4WD a big plus but not "must haves". Li... Read More

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2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

The Ultimate Snowboarding Assault Vehicle By cargurusLV

What's the point of getting an SUV with 5-seats? That's just an oversized car that eats up more gas. That's why I got the Explorer. It has 7-seats and luxuriously appointed with a great tech convenien... Read More

Feels Good, Looks Good. By mikepetrey

Like the appearance and performance. Smooth riding SUV with all the luxuries. The air conditioning is very cold, the heat is very warm. All power features have always worked with no problems whatso... Read More

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2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

Sporty By lisser17

The room for my whole family in a reliable car. You will always get compliments on the ride and the look of the car. The convenience of the remote start is wonderful on hot and cold days! We love thi... Read More

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

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2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

Great Dependable Suv With All The Creature Comforts You Need. By SS131

What I love about this car is that it has the power third row seating which makes it very easy to accommodate more passengers with the touch of a button.Beautiful interior color combo and the Ford syn... Read More

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

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