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By stone
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1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


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Wife bought new 94. Couple of minor recalls taken care of by Ford dealer. Wife neglected oil in 2000 for over a year, and became sludge- had to flush engine oil. But still runs fine. average 17mpg. get 19 hwy. Routine care otherwise. Inside passenger back door handle mechanisms abused by kids and wife replaced herself! Needs front wheel bearings replaced and repacked now but thats it. 140000 miles now.


Best Features

Comfort. Auto light system.


Worst Features

Better mileage-but what can you expect from early SUV's.


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It has been good to me
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By JD
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1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought this Explorer in April of 1995 and I ready to sell it now because it is finally showing its age but I got my money's worth out it.


Best Features

Great in the snow, very comfortable to drive, held up pretty good after all these years


Worst Features

Radio is not great, poor visabilty with a few too many blind spots


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Great ride but loses its Spark
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By artwolf
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD


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I love this vehicle. but seem to have a little gremlin in the rlectrical system. Keep having components that will work for a while, then die, only to start working again later. Cannot trace the prob;lem down. A real pain. Fuel cost is on the high side with only abou 16 mp/g on good days. But it's paid for and looks great. 4WD tends to grind a bit and really kills the turn radius. But works like a charm when needed on ice and snow. Center cosnsole is vinyl not leather. Rear bass speaker practically impossible to change. Paint is not holding up to bird droppings. Abysmal acceleration in 6-cyl.


Best Features

Leather interior with unique Sea Foam Green interior. Rear disc breaks with drum emergency system.


Worst Features

Simplify the electrical system and improve fuel economy. Modularize the rear Bass speaker. Factory remote-start/keyless entry option. Improve top coat on exterior. Improve acceleration.


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By [abm]
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1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


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My 2WD model has held up for 11 years and 200 thousand miles, and it still works. Although I have had to replace many things, Ford is not lying when they say "Built Ford Tough."


Best Features

The styling is generic and not too out there. The controls are easy to find, and the car is easy to park.


Worst Features

Needs more power. 160 HP is not enough. The fuel consumption could be better and the electrical system is normally shot after 10 years.


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My 'Eddie' has taken care of me
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By tywms
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD


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Bought this 6 cylinder SUV in '99 with 43k miles and currently has 135k miles on it. Hadn't had ANY major problems with it until now -- transmission needs a rebuild as I write this. But primarily have just done routine basic maintenance and it has served well. It still runs well -- no engine noise, leaks, etc. but the 2nd gear is shot. Still looks good and am hoping that after repair this vehicle will continue to serve me well for as many years as I can get out of it. Good value for the money.


Best Features

6-disc changer with JBL system, dual power seats, console notification system (i.e. change oil), nice leather seats, numbered key-entry on the driver's door (locked-up keys a few times -- no problem).


Worst Features

KNOWN TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS needs improvement! Needs higher profile with larger tires.


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