1992 Ford Explorer Reviews - Page 8 of 8

1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carDodge Dynasty

Summary:

A good vehicle for anyone who wants performance and power

Faults:

Had to put a new transmission in after the first week from driving it off the dealership.

Ran new brakes after they failed in the winter of 1999.

Installed a new fuel line in 1999 when it started leaking.

Now a small knocking in the engine, being fixed.

Fairly fast for an SUV.

General Comments:

This has been a great SUV, very strong reliable engine, always running no matter what, eats gas though.

Fairly good looking body with a few changes done to it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2000

5th Jul 2001, 22:18

I have a '91 Eddie Bauer with a knocking noise in the engine too. What is the cause of your knocking noise?

Email me at quicksilver2001@hotmail.com with your resonse. Thanks!!!

Would like to chat about our Explorers.

8th Dec 2003, 17:30

Overall the reviews that I see here, the explorer seems to be about an 4 out of 5 rating. For a 4.0 Litre 4wd 20 MPG on the highway seems to be the best of all Midsize SUV. s with 160 HP.

Thanks all for your honest revies.

Of course Ill watch out for the lemons. There is about a dozen of a 100. Keep on truckin.

1992 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 4.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

A rat

Faults:

1. Rotors turned or replaced at every pad change (18k miles)!

2. Dumb cork valve cover gaskets drooling oil at 51K - expensive replacement "upgrade".

3. Heat shields on the exhaust falling off at 52K (strapped back on with stainless hose clamps).

4. Various switch failures.

5. Mad rust in the rear rocker panels.

6. Air conditioner condenser leak (no wreck) at 75K.

7. Transmission rebuild at 70K. Front diff rebuild at 70K (4WD not abused!).

8. Transfer case failure at 120K.

General Comments:

I kept it too long, but always felt I should hang on after a big repair. Now I have a 4Runner - much nicer all around.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th October, 2000

9th Jan 2001, 21:46

Preventive maintenance will take care of a lot of problems...

If you don't RIDE your brakes, they will last, learn to use your gears, that's what they are there for, don't be afraid to use 2nd gear down hills, it saves your brakes.

27th Jan 2001, 08:32

I did oil changes every 3500 miles. Transmission fluid and differential oil changes every 15k.

I've driven many cars and trucks over 100K miles, never had brake problems. Never replaced a clutch before 130K miles, don't 'ride' the brakes.

Nope, that Exploder was just a big old RAT!

1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0 L from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 4.0 L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carFord LTD

Summary:

Superior value

Faults:

4 wheel drive electronic shift armature burnt out and had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Excellent vehicle. I have driven 140,000 miles with this SUV and as healthy as the engine is I expect it to last another 140,000. The paint job looks good and everything works.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2000

1992 Ford Explorer 4-door, 2 wheel drive V-6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission V-6
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10

Faults:

Nothing...occasionally the voltmeter will not work, maybe once a month...probably a faulty ground somewhere. Other than that, very good vehicle!

General Comments:

Ford trucks #1.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 1998

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