1993 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 V6 from North America
A superb and versatile vehicle for a family of 4 on the go
The voltage regulator full fielded the alternator and the battery exploded, one week after we had the truck.
The clutch master cylinder started leaking at around 125000 miles.
The clutch slave cylinder split at 148000 miles. Replaced the clutch disc and pressure plate at that time as well.
The radius arm bushings make a thumping noise. But considering the mileage, this does not bother me, and is easily repaired.
This vehicle was purchased with very high miles and therefore I expected it to be a money pit.
This surprisingly has not been the case at all.
Short of a normal wear and tear, there have been few major problems with the vehicle.
In fact, I am planning on having the engine rebuilt or replaced because I like the vehicle so well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th January, 2002
28th May 2004, 18:22
Thanks for your comments on the Ford Explorer 1993 - I am thinking of purchasing one that has 150,000 km on the engine, 324,000 on the vehicle. The asking price is 3,000.00, so from what I have been reading it is well worth it. There is a little bit of surface rust around the wheel wells and inside the doors, but this is Canada, and salt on the roads all winter cause this damage I am sure. I took it for a test drive, and found it really has a lot of guts. Any comments? Anything else I should watch for? Bye for now. Nancy.