I bought Explorer 21/2 yrs ago with 114000 mls . The transmission had just been replaced everything worked great no leaks. at 136000mls took it on a long road trip broke down, TRANSMISSION again had the front seal repaired cost $500. today at 150000 still having transmission problems,mechanic says these tranmissions are notorious for having problems, radiator needs to be replaced, ac n/o longer works, electrical problems, have replaced starter and other routine maintenence.change the oil every 3000 miles no problems there. we have some rust but in the upper midwest that is to be expected.its a great car for daily driving but wont be taking any more road trips.decent for 150000mls 12yrsold
The leather seats, moonroof, trunk space, push button 4x4,handles good in the snow and ice
TRANSMISSION TRANSMISSION, CHEAP INTERIOR DOOR HANDLES.BETTER FUEL ECONOMY.EXPLORERS STILL HAVING TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS???????
We have owned our Ford Explorer since
1998. The model we bought is a 1992. We
purchased it with approx. $75k miles on
it. The only thing that has gone srong
is an $80 fuel mix sensor. The car is
reliable, well designed and has never
left us on the side of the road. The
car is now 12 years old and has proven
as reliable as any car I have owned in
the past. The 4x4 capabiltiies have
been stronlgy utilized in Lake Tahoe
and Reno areas in Summer and Winter.
The car was also used to tow a light
motor boat to and from the San
Francisco Delta area. Ford made a great
car that is easy to service and I
expect to last into the 200k miles+
4x4 ability / Low Range. Storage Space.
Passenger and Cargo design. Car
handles 'like a truck' but its not so
big that you feel like your in a tank.
Personally, they should have a sunroof
instead of a moonroof. Too bad they
didn't have the V-8 engine in 1992. The
V-6 is good.. but this car can do well
with this V-8. Apparently Ford agrees
as they added it in later years.
I bought the Explorer from my sister
with 203,000 miles on it. Since I've
put 6,000 on it with no problems. In
it's 15 year life span the Explorer had
only needed maintenance, a muffler, and
a transmission...not bad for 209,000
miles. I suggest one for anyone who
likes them...great ride.
Everything is in easy reach...plenty of
room, and it's comfortable too. Can't
Gas mileage could be a little
better...but what do you expect with an
I enjoy the truck like ride and hieght
of the vehical. I also enjoy the
capacity for toating everything from
dogs to my work equipment.
I dislike that I've been through 3
transmissions and that the engine lacks
power and acceleration. My vehical has
over 200,000 miles and only so much can
be expected. It had 120000 miles when I
purchased it. It is easy to work on. A
few quirks here and there but there
hasnt been much on it go that I haven't
been able to fix myself.
Ford did improve the engine and
transmission which would be my two
I bought this vehicle in 02, with
60000 miles. I now have 75,000 miles
on it and it is still running strong.
The only big repair that I have done
was had the A/C Compressor replaced
and that was only $800. The former
owner bought it new and had the oil
replaced every 3,000 miles, as I stil
do. The engine is not quite powerful
enough for me, but it is a reliable
vehicle. I would suggest this vehicle
to anyone who wants a reliable, fun to
drive, and basic SUV.
Leather seating surfaces... very
Simple towing package... right on the
A better A/C system
A more powerful engine
Possibly offer a V8 as is offered in