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1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUVReview
Carl writes:
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Good Vehicle. Reliable. — Owned for a couple of years. No major problems.

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

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

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1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUVReview
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Real Name, Ford Exploder — Comfortable, but the suspension is crap, the 4WD doesn't work on angles due to the vacuum lines cupping out.

Pros: Good handling, decent power for a V6, comfortable

Cons: Auto trans...gets about 10MPG

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1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUVReview
Ed writes:
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It's On It's Way To The Grave. — Obviously, the car in the pictures is not mine. Mine has a lot more wear on it. Has over 214,000 miles. Back hatch doesn't open, only has one wiper and gets about 10 miles to the gallon. But it's never not started and always runs strong. I'll be testing it out on my road trip in May.

Pros: It runs good.

Cons: It's a FORD.

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1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer AWD SUVReview
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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.

Pros: Fast as hell 5.0 v8 AWD

Cons: 10 miles per gallon

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1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUVReview
Doug writes:
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Built Like A Tank! — Has a nice interior, XLT comes with alloy wheels.

Pros: Feels solid, very reliable.

Cons: Drinks gas!

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1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUVReview
David writes:
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She Runs, She Hauls, She Should Live Forever — So, yeah, slushbox, heavy, poor gas milage, and currently in need of tons of work, but she pulled the first 180k miles really easily and painlessly, and hopefully will give me 120k more without too much trouble.

Pros: Owned, No Payments, Hasn't Exploded

Cons: Needs new: tyres, shocks/struts, springs, and probably loads more I'm forgetting

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1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUVReview
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Fast And Fun — Overall it is an awesome truck, although have fun trying to find one. It is a very rare factory 2WD 5.0 with a posi-trac rear. You dont even realise its a 5000lb vehicle, it will leave a 10ft strip of rubber and those imports drivers crying.

Pros: Fast

Cons: Fuel Mileage

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1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT AWD SUVReview
Chase writes:
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Best, First, Used Vehicle — I bought this truck with 84k miles on it. Great shape! Its an XLT but comes with every option the Eddie Bauer pkg. has except the sunroof. The seats are very comfortable, and it has very tight and surprisingly nimble steering for an older/used vehicle. Short and tight turning radius! Acceleration is not all that impressive but given a good stretch of highway, i've seen 106mph on the highway. I've owned it for 4 years now, it has a 147k miles now. Never had one ounce of trouble with it. For personal gratification though, i put new Continental Sportiva AT tires all round 31 x 10.5 x 15. Rough country shocks up front and air shocks in the rear for load leveling when pulling 4 place snowmobile trailer. Changed spark plugs at 100k just because. Never broke down or had the check engine light come on. Truly impressed for an almost 12 yr. old SUV. I love it.

Pros: Turning, comfort, 6 disc CD changer, Auto 4wd, keyless entry, bullet proof car reliability.

Cons: Acceleration, no limited slip rear axle, 3.55 rear axle ratio instead of 3.73

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1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUVReview
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Had Lots Of Fun Travelling Memories In This Car. — It was great on long distance trips, the 4X4 was pretty good, it wasn't bad on performance.

Pros: It could fit lots of my friends, and keep us warm in the winter, and cool in the summer.

Cons: My door handles kept breaking. LOL.

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1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
aaron8831 says:
vs1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD
1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
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  • Front Seats
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  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
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  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD better.
"While neither SUV would be confused with a performance car, the Jeep always felt to me the more secure of the two on a twisty road."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD worse.
"The Ford Explorer always had an edge over the Grand Cherokee due to the spare tire of the Jeep being inside the cargo area."

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