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1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUVReview
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 2 Dr Sport SUV Review
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It was a 5 speed with 6 cyl but could not keep front axles in it. Did not handle well and changed spark plugs every three months. Was not impressed and I am a Ford person.
vs1996 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV
1996 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport SUV winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 1996 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV better.
"This thing turns a lot sharper and is nice and stiff."
Looks/Style Ranked 1996 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV better.
"I love the look of this car. It says plenty of room for the family but sporty as well."
Front Seats Ranked 1996 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV better.
"I think they are more comfortable."
Back Seats Ranked 1996 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV better.
"I love how the seats lay down for extra cargo room and raise the back seat to access the fuel pump."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1996 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV better.
"Better engine trans and quality. Built to last."
Family Car Ranked 1996 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV better.
"I like the 4x4 and not having to lock in hubs."
Value Ranked 1996 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV better.
"Built rugged. Better car all the wY around."
Would Buy Ranked 1996 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV better.
"No questions asked. Buy carp or spend just a little more and get the nissan."
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2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

Number 1 Suv By jrl559

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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

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

2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

Sporty By Melissa

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

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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