1992 Ford Explorer Reviews - Page 4 of 8

1992 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 V6 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Faults:

When I purchased it I had to replace the speedometer cable ($8.00), lower radiator hose ($12.99) and the power steering pump ($49.99). All very easy to do and expected maintenance.

General Comments:

Great SUV considering I heard some negative things about the 1991-1994 models.

Just purchased and I am now the 3rd owner. Paint, body and interior are in mint condition.

Very comfortable and roomy. Nice change from my previous Jeep Cherokee. All power and all motors still work.

First owner did have the tran. rebuilt which currently has 66,000 miles on it and is very strong.

Overall the engine power is great along with the handling.

First American car owned other than the Jeep (which we all know Jeeps last forever) and pretty impressed, but find it hard to trust it like a foreign.

Came with one cup holder, but open and wide floor space between the front sets allowed for a portable console that has two adjustable cup holders.

Gets about 285 miles to the tank.

AC works great and the front dash has 4 vents evenly spread out for great circulation.

Like anything if you properly take care of your car and do regular maintenance it will be very reliable. I was fortunate enough to have the 2 previous owners take great care of it.

I feel this SUV will easily go well into the 200,000 range with no major problems.

I would recommend this SUV to anyone looking for an inexpensive and roomy SUV. Great for families.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2005

1992 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L V6 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 miles
Most recent distance176000 miles
Previous carFord LTD

Summary:

Explorers are great SUV for everyday and work

Faults:

The only problem was my own fault. It seems that you have to use anti-freeze in the winter or the poor heads will crack.

General Comments:

Over all a good SUV. I would recommend an Explorer in a heartbeat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2005

1992 Ford Explorer 6 cylinder from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Summary:

I would recommend it

Faults:

Door panels are falling off. Driver side door doesn't close properly. Driver's window is off track.

General Comments:

Overall, this is a good vehicle. It feels like a truck. I have had minimal problems with it. We use it to tow a trailer and it definately has power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2005

1992 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L V6 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carFord Bronco

Summary:

Reliable, comfortable, stylish SUV

Faults:

Wheel bearings needed to be repacked at 40000 miles.

Power steering pump began making noise and was replaced at 77,000 miles.

Oil pan began leaking a bit at 80,000 miles.

Of course, brakes, shocks, and tires had to be replaced, nothing out of the ordinary.

General Comments:

This was a fantastic vehicle. I wish I had purchased another Explorer instead of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. This thing just kept going and going and going. I had no issues with the transmission or engine, and it proved to be quite comfortable (it rode much more comfortably than my Jeep does). Gas mileage was so so, maybe 16 or 17 to the gallon. The engine was a bit underpowered, but not terrible. I would recommend this vehicle, my friend has one with over 200k on the original power train.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2005

1992 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired219 miles
Most recent distance224 miles
Previous carToyota Tercel

Summary:

I Love it

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong and I drive it everywhere. I also baby it and added lots of new goodies.

General Comments:

This truck is a solid, heavy duty beast, you can't kill it. I just bought another 1992 explorer for my wife.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2005

1992 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 V6 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10800 miles
Most recent distance130100 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Great for mild terrain, bad weather conditions, and normal everyday driving, not a hard core 4x4

Faults:

Front radius arm bushings.

Broken center arm rest.

Tailgate hydraulics ripped through sheet metal.

Driver door hinges wore out.

Cruise control is "iffy", sometimes works most times doesn't.

Driver seat bolster broken.

Sunroof blew away while driving down the highway at around 60mph $1200 dealer - bought at wrecking yard $200.

General Comments:

This is a great truck, it's comfortable enough for a 4 or 5 hour drive with the lumbar seats. The 4.0L doesn't use too much gas if you keep your foot out of it. The weight is a little much for the drive-train and has a lack of power. Very quiet ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th April, 2005

29th Apr 2005, 07:22

I own a 1991 Ford Explorer with 156,000 miles still runs great. Back windows don't roll down. Motor still works, but sounds like the window is not attached anybody know how much that will cost to repair.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 33 reviews