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takes a lickin'
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By TAKES A LICKIN'
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1993 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


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This truck is amazing - except for rebuilding the transmission and some problems with window motors, the car is in great shape; very versatile, seats myself and three children great, with room to spare. The ride is a little rough, but all in all, very good vehicle. Considered buying new, but decided to work on it and keep it for the long haul.


Favorite Features

Fold down seats, rear flip window.


Suggested Improvements

if you're looking to upgrade your look, add some nice rims - makes the truck shine.


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Great SUV
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By TheJMan
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1993 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


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The first-gen Ford Explorer is a great vehicle in many ways. First off, it is very reliable. We have had our Explorer for over 10 years, and it has only needed a new AC compressor and a transmission rebuild. Other than that, all it needs is scheduled maintenance. The ride is a bit on the harsh side, but it is manageable and surprisingly good off-road.


Favorite Features

I love the seats. They are plush, way comfy, and make for a nice driving experience.


Suggested Improvements

A bit more power, the car goes through brake pads fairly fast, weak transmission components.


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hey now
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By fgdsfds fdsafds
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1993 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


Review

It does all things well. What more do you want for this kind of price?


Favorite Features

The flip up rear window


Suggested Improvements

be more easy on the gas


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XLT is worth it
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By Matt Parker
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1993 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


Review

I found it to be very clean running, fuel efficiant (13 miles per gallon) with manual five-speed, and a 4.0 Liter V6 Engine. The engine has never given me problems. All I ever get is compliments on how confortable and smooth the ride was from passengers. Cargo space, the rear seats fold down which gives out about 6+ feet of room. Although the seats do not fold down all the way, leaving you with a bed that slants at 10 degrees. The paint fades. So, a wax job is needed after cleaning the truck at least every week. The truck is small enough to fit tigh spaces and has a tight turning radius. While still having tons of room for cargo and passengers.


Favorite Features

-Power seats work like new -Engine pumps out a good amount of power -Lots of room in the back. -Perfect for camping trips. -Being 9+ years old, the truck runs very clean.


Suggested Improvements

-Have a well trusted mechanic give your truck a good check up after you buy it to avoid problems down the road. -Keep rubber tubing around the doors in good condition, and lubricate all latches. -Practice lowering the spare tire, it's a pain the first time, so know how to operate it.


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they got it right
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By 3ChordSig
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1993 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


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Got my Explorer used off of a lease, now have 175,000 miles on it, it'll go another 25,000 without too much trouble. I think Ford got this one right, it's a toss up between buying a new one and rebuilding this one!


Favorite Features

Interior space is bigger than any other in the class. No wasted space,great headroom, etc.


Suggested Improvements

Electrical harness needs work, it was the only problem: Had to replace battery end of electrical system a couple of times.


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