Great since day one!
By James.Frey on
1993 Ford Explorer XL 2dr SUV
I've owned this car since day one. Bought it in late 1993, and has been great to us. In 1997 we took it to VA from CA and it was great in the snow and rough terrain. Brought it back to CA in 1999, mechanic I took it to messed up the engine at 50k so we had to have it rebuilt. It now has 91k on it and I drive it as a spare car, but it can go for weeks without being driven and it still goes strong, and starts right up! Design is flawless, shows you what a real american car is all about. Interior is perfect, nice, simple, and comfortable. Drive-terrain: I wish it would have had a 4.5L or 5.0L V8, the 4.0L V6 it has is under powered, and the 4spd Pinto transmission is weak.
4x4 on the fly, handling, premium sound system, simplicity, easy to drive, great visibility, easy to work on; no complex computer systems or programming.
Underpowered V6, and Pinto Transmission could have been designed better, accl is slow, but once you get it up to your desired speed, its ok.