1992 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - nice at first, then problems
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1992 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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nice at first, then problems
By r grigsby on

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1992 Ford Explorer XL 4dr SUV 4WD

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Our 92 Explorer seemed to run just fine until 1998 when it broke down on a roadtrip, transmission fluid gushing out onto the road. Had the transmission replaced for $1800 or so. Same thing happened again in 2004. I will never take it on a roadtrip again. The transmission is not beefy enough for the weight of the car. Nowadays it just slowly deteriorates. For some reason water gets trapped in the rear doors causing them to rust away at the bottom. Rocker panels have also completely rusted out. Overal l-- not reliable, lousy.

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Nice interior.

Suggested Improvements

Include a better transmission.
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