1994 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 6 cylinder from North America


Buy a Toyota!


We replaced the transmission about 12 months after we bought the Explorer. Transmission shop said they get Ford Explorers in all the time with transmission problems. And it couldn't just be the transmission, we had to replace the torque converter also. Total cost of that repair was about $1300.00. The cruise control went out after a couple of months of use, that was a $300 repair.

General Comments:

We purchased the vehicle for $8600 and after 2 short years the Kelly Blue Book says it's worth about $4700.00. We have taken great care of this vehicle and it is in excellent condition. We have advertised it for 3 months now at $4700 with no takers. I don't how anyone in their right mind would buy a vehicle that loses almost 40% of it's value in 2 short years. I learned my lesson.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th November, 2002

16th Nov 2002, 01:10

I have one also that is nothing but problems for me. i am a single mother with a 5 month old. i am buying this vehicle so the baby would have reliable transportation. but I have had nothing but expenses to lay out. i cannot afford this so I will probably end up loosing it. and it's a shame I thought I was getting a good vehicle.

1994 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 V6 from North America


A great all around vehicle


Replaced the Mass Air Flow sensor at 140,000.

Replaced Ball Joints at 135,000.

New automatic 4x4 chip installed.

New rotors at 140,000.

Drivers side seat is wearing out.

General Comments:

This Explorer is one of the best vehicles I have ever owned. I plan on rebuilding the motor at 150,000 to get the most out of the explorer. It's an all around great vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2002

1994 Ford Explorer XLT 4X4 4.0L from North America


This is by far the best vehicle I have purchased yet


Brake calipers replaced at 97,000 miles for sticking.

Rotors replaced at 135,000.

Lifetime warranty on pads and shoes.

Battery replaced once at 78,000 then again at 144,000 miles along with alternator and serpentine belt.

Sparkplug wires replaced at 155,000.

(big improvement in performance)

Stock air filter box and filter replaced at 167,000 with K.K.M. True-Rev Sport Induction Kit and conical filter. (Better acceleration now)

Bad valve chatter and pinging at 140,000 fixed by replacing EGR valve, cleaning MAF sensor, and burning only Chevron 92 octane.

Replaced shocks at 92,000 with Pro-comp Explorer shocks all around. (not very good) Replaced shocks again at 156,000 with Bilstein shocks all around. They are worth the money! Rides nice now.

Worthless Ford radio replaced at 50,000 miles with Pioneer CD/radio.

DVD entertainment center, thanks to Dell laptop and Ford cigarette lighter.

General Comments:

All the problems I have had with this vehicle are wear and tear items expected to be replaced.

I have heard of some people who had transmission problems and engine problems, but usually they were hard on them and towed boats. Also who knows what a previous owners driving habits were if you bought one used.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2002

1994 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0 V-6 from North America


A nice SUV


The water pump went out at about 54000 miles.

The EGR valve went out at 58000 miles.

Thermostat O-ring went out at 52000 miles.

The rear passenger electric door lock hangs up once in a while.

The screws on sides of the front seat side covers pulled out at 59000 miles.

General Comments:

It has been a great car for my family. It has lots of interior room. It has lots of head room and lots of leg room for someone who is 6'5" tall.

It handles nice and goes great in the snow.

It has all the comforts of a nice car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2001

1994 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0 V-6 from North America


A great buy!


I have owned my Explorer Sport since 11th grade in high school and I'm now currently a junior in college. I have never had a problem with my car! The only thing that I have ever had to do is regular maintenance and replace the battery at 80K.

I get 20 miles per gallon and have loved my Explorer so much that I am planning on getting another one when I graduate. My parents like how well that my Explorer has done that they have bought my 2 younger brothers Explorers also. If you ever have a chance get an Explorer, get one!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2001