1995 Ford Explorer User Reviews

1995 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance:2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars 2.9 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 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: 3.8 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

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PROS
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"big car" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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lauranickerson writes:
1995 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV Review
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Powerful, fun, attractive, roomy, etc.

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Gas mileage.

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Another Nice Make By Ford. — This is a great truck. I bought mine in the picture for $995 and it was a steal, especially when 4x4 aren't cheap. It handles really nice and actually has the shortest turn radius that I've ever experienced, and that is really nice. Can turn on a dime. It's a smooth ride for the most part and it has a strong build. It's a little slow on acceleration if you hold the pedal steady going up a big hill, but floor it and it'll go anywhere. It brakes really well, too and have no trouble with that. I've had to fix the power steering because there was a leak where the metal corroded, but that wasn't a big deal. Almost all V-6 motors made by Ford like this one have a small leak in the engine, but you will never notice or have a problem with it the whole time that the truck is alive. The dashboard is a little squeaky on chatter bumps, but I have no idea what mine went through before I got it, so it really depends. I think that the Sport is a very attractive. I like a lot more than the four door Explorers. It's short enough that you won't bottom out or hit your bumpers on the ground as easily when going over big bumps or ditches. They do get a little rusty, or at least the ones in Michigan do, but that is because of our harsh winters. Mine is only rusty on the rocker panels and a spot on the tailgate. The inside is very nice. The back seats fold down and is level with the back cargo space, and you could easily fit a full size mattress in there with the back seats down. The steering wheel is a little in your face if you have short legs like me, but other than that it is roomy. Gas mileage can get costly. I get about 15 mpg, but in the winter I get less because of letting the car warm up. With gas prices at $2.60 like now, I probably fill it up for about $45 and I get about 250 miles on a tank. That is the biggest con, I think. This truck is very fun to drive and with a nice set of tires, it will take you anywhere. My boyfriend's dad hates Fords and took mine for a spin the other day (and there's 3 feet of snow on the ground at the moment) and he was ecstatic at the fact that it gets around better in 2WD than his S10 does in 4WD, so it's amazing in 4WD, too, obviously.

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

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Shelli writes:
1995 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUV Review
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5

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5-speed Man. Tranny, spacious, perfect family fun vehicle, towing
capability, good strong truck

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uhm... the a/c didn't work for most of the time I owned it... but that was
my fault because I was too lazy to get it recharged... LOL!!

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I Loved My Truck — This SUV was truly one of a kind. This 4-door Explorer was built with a manual 5-speed transmission instead of the standard automatic. "Now wait!!" you might say... "There are other Explorers with manual transmission." You would be absolutely correct. But there are very few that are actually 4-door. If you check, most manual transmission Explorers are the 2-door Sport Editions. Because it was a manual, I could take that truck almost anywhere. It was not 4WD, unfortunately. Though it's probably better for the truck's sake, because had it been 4WD, it would have gone more places it shouldn't than it already did. The only reason I sold it (and even after selling it, I almost went back on my word so I could keep this fun and rare vehicle), was because I got such a great deal on my Mustang, and the insurance for both would have broken the bank. So I had to give it up. The interior was in decent shape. There were a few stains in the carpet, and thanks to my Uncle using it as a work vehicle, has some rips in the headliner. Other than that the interior was in pretty good condition. There were power windows and locks with a keyless entry/alarm system that I installed. It also had an Alpine head unit with Ipod cable run to the glove compartment. It had a 12" Rockford HE2 sub with Rockford Power 350 amp, but that came out when I sold it. I couldn't part with those relics!! The exterior of the truck was in really good condition. The paint was factory and still pretty good. There were a couple small spots, probably from tree sap on the hood and roof, but not highly noticeable. There was a small dent on the passenger side rear quarter panel, that could only really be seen if I pointed it out. I had to have a few things replaced while I owned it, but were relatively minor seeing as how the truck is 13 years old.

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Kay writes:
1995 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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4

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lots of great options

Cons

rust

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Nice Size, Feel Secure Driving Him! Lol — i love all the luxury of my "truck", all the gizmos and gadgets, tells me when to add gas and oil... kids love the back climate control... i love the power everything and leather seats, come in handy after taking the kids and dogs to the lake or camping. Only thing i hate... is the rusting under the running boards!

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Alan writes:
1995 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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this car has amazing performace and it runs for ever

Cons

it has slow acceleration

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This Car Does It All — The performance: for this suv is amazing its acceleriation could be better but its still a truck. The build quality: This suv is built very well! The appearance of this suv is ok u do get ur moneys worth out of this car

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

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Michelle writes:
1995 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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2

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If I hit another car I would be sure to come away uninjured

Cons

It sucks, and nothing about the car is cheap

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Ford Really Sucks — My car eats way too much gas and repairs are expensive on an SUV especially this one, the transmission has already needed replacing, I would not buy this car ever again. Top heavy car, doesn't corner well at all. U-turns need to be taken carefully. The only plus is that because of its size and solid frame I should fair well in a crash. Just another shoddy product of ford.

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David writes:
1995 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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5

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Safe, reliable, somewhat good curb appeal.

Cons

Horrible gas mileage

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A Good, Reliable And Safe Car. — Although the gas mileage is horrible, the braking and handling are exceptional for a big SUV, the 4WD is very useful in tight situations. The special features are nice with the 4WD like mentioned before, sunroof is nice to have on sunny days, and the compass with the temperature gauge is nice to have as well. If you are looking for something with good MPG, dont choose this, but it is a safe and reliable car to have. My first explorer, although it was an older model had over 285k miles and still ran strong before i sold it.

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Tater343 writes:
1995 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer SUV Review
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3

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Nice overall ride high, people didnt seem to cut you off as much.

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Lots of blind spots. And its a Ford. That doesnt have the name Mustang on the side.

Tater343
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P.o.s Winter Beater — 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 motor blew out and i let it go to the scrap yard.

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Steve writes:
1995 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV Review
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4

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ok truck for daily drive

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brakes

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Nice — 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 factory

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

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Andrew writes:
1995 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV Review
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manual transmission

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falls apart

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Ford Explorer — Performance – goes over a hundred handling- is fine, never had any trouble with it Build Quality – good,i guess falls apart, shakes around 70 but stops shaking around 75. Appearance – forest green lol Cost of Ownership - lets just say ive paid more to repair the car then it cost to buy new. Fun Factor – good times

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Justin writes:
1995 Ford Explorer Review
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Good performance

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Appearance and Costs of Ownership

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Bucket Of Bolts — Great in the Snow other than that though. Gas Guzzler 17-19 mpg. Maintenance can be a constant annoyance. Apperance its ugly witha huge scratch on one side. Inside its ok when all clean. Brakes new, acceleration good, excellent handling.

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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

Very Nice Remake Of The Explorer And 4wd Handles All Of My Offroad Needs By NOJOESCHMOE

overall great remodel of the explorer, rides much better than the older series from the conversion to a crossover line. It is roadtrip comfortable as well as off-road capable, meets my dual purpose n... Read More

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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

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2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

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

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

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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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