1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0

Summary:

Good car

Faults:

Very expensive to fix. Most parts are obsolete at dealerships. $30 just for rivets.

It's bad as a Lincoln Navigator on gas.

Been reliable. Didn't put too much money into it.

Ball joints failed. $500 to fix at my mechanics.

O/D off light is on, very expensive to fix.

General Comments:

Could use more back seat room. My brother can't sit behind me, because I have to recline while driving. Only has room for 4 people.

Sound system is very good.

It's a nightmare to drive in the snow. I got stuck and it took an hour to get up a steep hill. Much worse than my aunt's '85 Town Car in the snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2013

1995 Ford Explorer XLS base 2dr 4.0L V6

Summary:

Good overall reliable SUV and hauler!

Faults:

Fuel pump in tank replaced at 135,000, cost $800.

Brake calipers front replaced once (120k).

Expect brakes to be replaced every 15-20K or so, even if you are fairly light footed.

General Comments:

Very reliable car, except for the fuel pump (almost got stranded at work but started up in a 1/2 hour).

It is great in snow, Ford has the best 4x4s. The brakes do wear fairly quick, but are easy to replace if you are handy. It gets decent MPG, since it is lighter (2 door) than the heavier 4 door & XLT version, about 19-20 MPG (60/40 highway/city).

There is some rust around the door jamb, side rail & rear bumper, but a little black paint is just what the doctor ordered.

The second version Explorer 1995-2001 is highly recommended, I had a 1999 Limited (real nice), which was wrecked, but no injuries. I put about 27k a year on it, so it is used as a every day commuter.

Pretty solid car a good hauler. B+ grade!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2011

1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0

Summary:

My favorite ride yet, I'll definitely buy one again

Faults:

Previous owner had transmission work.

General Comments:

Comfortable ride, very dependable. It's a very good vehicle for people who work on their own cars.

It handles well and performs well in moderate offroad, trails, firebreaks and log roads.

We have 5 Explorers in the family. One of them has the V8 and it also performs well. Obviously uses more gas, but you get more power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2010

14th Jan 2012, 17:49

I bought this car in August 2011. This can do any task I want to do. It came from Vermont, and it looks nothing like it came from there; it's in mint condition, the paint is original, has the new car smell too, back seat looks like it was never sat on. Bought it for short money, needed nothing.

This thing drinks gas like there's no tomorrow. I get around 18 mpg, but I can get 20 if I'm lucky. It has 162,350 miles on it, bought it with 158,714 miles.

Has aggressive tires on it, and it can go down a hilly dirt road at 55 mph no problem.

1995 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0 V6

Summary:

I would buy it again

Faults:

Changed clutch and right front wheel bearing at 371,000.

Changed left front wheel bearing at 235,000.

Changed brakes at 170,000 and again at 270,000.

General Comments:

Glad I bought it, it was well worth the $8,000 I gave for it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2009

24th Mar 2014, 12:14

Manual trannys are rare.

1995 Ford Explorer LS V6

Summary:

Wish I could buy another one as reliable as it has been

Faults:

This car has been a work horse for me.

Usual issues over the years. The automatic window motor died, and we replaced the fuel pump a few years ago, but nothing out of the ordinary.

It has started to stall out within the first few miles of startup, but only now and again. Very scary to stall when you are on the road! Put it in park, and restarts right away.

The computer won't read anymore, and my mechanic can't find anything specific wrong.

The transmission will go soon, but it's original.

I hate to get rid of it, but can't deal with the stalling.

I don't know about the more recent models, but I loved this car!

General Comments:

I always had trouble getting the seat close enough for my short legs, but other pushing the gas pedal with my big toe, it was comfortable for me.

My husband and son found the back seat a bit cramped though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2008