1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L from North America
Never breaks down
One word - Hydro-lock. I hydro-locked the engine when I hit 8-10 inches of standing water going about 20MPH. The air intake is just behind the right front tire and it sucked water right into the engine destroying it. Insurance company paid to replace the engine. I did a google search and discovered that hydro-lock is common on the 95 Explorer due to a poor design on the location of the air intake.
Other than the hydro-lock, this has been a good vehicle. It's got lots of squeaks and squeals, but it still runs great with 130,000 miles. Never had a major mechanical problem.
Gas mileage is horrible.
Ride is very trucky -- bumpy with lots of lean and role.
Weak 4.0l engine has slow acceleration and no punch -- passing is difficult.
Leather bucket seats are very comfortable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th August, 2005