1996 Ford Explorer User Reviews

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Travis writes:
1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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3

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Family Transport

Cons

It's a poorly designed ford product

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I'd Never Own Another One — Stay as far away from an Explorer as you possibly can. Way underpowered and has a tendancy to wheel hop when carrying a load. 4x4 is horrible and the engine blew just before 90 k. Seats were very uncomfortable, and the A/C (with a full chrage) blew luke warm air.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mel writes:
1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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5

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comfy,looks good,power everything

Cons

drinks petrol like no tomorrow

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Love It — i loooooooove my explorer so compy its like driving your own lounge around lol and it has power everything. Bad thing as much as i love her she loves petrol just as much but she's worth it. And it fits all my five children the kids in the back back row arent quite as comfy but it does the job

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jennifer writes:
1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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5

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dependable, tough, powerful, common for parts if needed

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ugly, poor mpg

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Old And Sturdy — that suv drove over every type of snow lol even in reverse, i just loved it cause it was my dads who passed away and he loved it soooo much it meant the world to me, i drove it very proud and was heartbroken when i traded her but she wasnt gonna pass inpection and i had nowhere to store her .... powerful ride ugly on the outside accelerated great, brakes were magnificent for an older vehicle, handled well, very sturdy build, all around ugly looks lol, mpg sucked, just needed oil pretty much, well this car had an alignment problem from the get go but if i pulled on the sterring wheel just left of center i was able to compensate.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Carl writes:
1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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4

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good size (not too big, nor too small). reliable.

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safety scare some years back hurt resale value. Not fuel efficient.

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Good Vehicle. Reliable. — Owned for a couple of years. No major problems.

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Josh writes:
1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer AWD SUV Review
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5

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Fast as hell 5.0 v8 AWD

Cons

10 miles per gallon

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Favorite Ever Suv — Awesome SUV, decked out inside and out, like having the highest quality SUV on the market, minus the gps. Fully loaded with gadgets, stock JBL audio system, Fast, sounds great, best suspension ever, most comfortable ride.

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Doug writes:
1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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4

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Feels solid, very reliable.

Cons

Drinks gas!

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Built Like A Tank! — Has a nice interior, XLT comes with alloy wheels.

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Carri writes:
1996 Ford Explorer 2 Dr XL SUV Review
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5

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dependable

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n/a

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I Love This Vehicle...i Would Own Another — THE PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN GREAT AND DEPENDABLE.Its body and interior is in great shape. I recently put new O2 sensor in, oil change, fuel filter, and changed spark plugs. I have enjoyed this vehicle and hate to see it go.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Robert writes:
1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer AWD SUV Review
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4

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all wheel drive 5.0L

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tippy

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Great Driver — 5.0L power in this little explorer she has some real get up and go love the all wheel drive needs to be a standard though but when the lil gil goes she goes good for a stock suv love it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Glutious writes:
1996 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV Review
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5

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peanut butter insides

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nothing

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The Greatest — this is my baby ive had it for two years now and the performance is exellent it hasnt given me any problems the build is great whoever had it before me kept it in good shape inside and out. Bout to get a expedition for christmas.

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

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Ricardo writes:
1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL SUV Review
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4

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Great service thru the years.

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Lack of power.

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Will Buy Another One. — A great SUV...have it for a long time now, mostly cargo. Has given great service, only a few broken items. A/C failed a couple of years ago , easy fix. P/W motors have failed twice. Regular oil changes has kept it in the clear .

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

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2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

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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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