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
I am the a owner of a 1992 Ford Explorer and have found that the fuel effeciy of the vehicle is very well. I on average get 18-20 around town and have got 26 mpg on the highway but this was using cruise. The truck performance around the farm as been great. It has not gotten stock.The body looks brand new and the truck has nver left me somewere. The truck has 122,000 miles and still get better mph then my new Ford
4WD and the large space inside
The fuel economy rating is a little low. It should be 19 city and 20 highway because I have calculated if for a whole year and this is the average I came up with
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 it with 400 000kms in surrey BC, moved to Saskatchewan with it, drive it daily on rough gravel road. Tthe engine runs like new, uses no oil in 2000 miles of driving. Transmission is original and untouched, (fluid changes every 5000 kms help) Motor has never been opened, has K/N air filter,and performance chip. Just put 31" MTs on it (no they don't rub) Will keep driving it until it dies.
The 4x4 was only limited to my size and kind of tire. Now with 31's it goes everywhere no problem. It's a blast to drive.
Yes! 304,000 miles and still going! The gas mileage is at 14.6 right now. Original engine...replaced transmission four years ago at $1300. A little rust at the rear rocker panels. Clear coat is gone. Seats are just now getting uncomfortable. Replaced the radius arm bushings several times. This has been one good vehicle!
I like how heavy it is. Craftsmanship inside is a plus. Comfortable. I feel safe driving it.
Radius arm bushings need a better design. I hate to sell it but I cannot take it on the road outside local area based upon the high miles.
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