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Great Vehicle
By rit on 10/14/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Ford Explorer SUV XL 2dr SUV 4WD

Review

Always has run strong-- 80000 miles and nothing but tires, brakes and regular maitenance.
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Love the Explorer
By D35C35 on 10/09/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV AWD

Review

I love my Explorer. Have had no problems, and will buy a new one when I drive this one into the ground.
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My ford sucks
By fordsucks on 10/03/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Ford Explorer SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

I have had nothing but trouble with my "exploder". Thats it's new nickname. I have it in the shop again for a new transmission. Second time in 2 years. Not only have I been fixing transmissions I think every other mechanical part has been replaced as well.
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My ford sucks
By Fordsucks on 10/03/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Ford Explorer SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

I have had nothing but trouble with my "exploder". Thats it's new nickname. I have it in the shop again for a new transmission. Second time in 2 years. Not only have I been fixing transmissions I think every other mechanical part has been replaced as well.
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Still going strong at 217k
By Brenrher on 09/27/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV AWD

Review

Bought this vehicle new. To date about $4k in other than routine maintenance, replaced a fuel pump, replaced front end components a couple of times, replaced the alternator and battery recently. Same plugs, etc., did have a new belt put on at 150k. The handling and comfort is great with Michelin tires - replaced the Goodyears at 75k. The 5.0L engine is fantastic. All in all, I have been fortunate with this vehicle, and hope to get to 300k without a catastrophic and/or expensive failure. Love this one so much I bought a used 1999 Explorer XLT.
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No problems!
By califbucfan32 on 09/20/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Ford Explorer SUV XL 4dr SUV

Review

Has been a great car for my family!
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Great vechile
By JB_ok on 09/17/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV

Review

Very reliable, currently has 82000 miles. Only problem is blend door had to be replaced at 70K.
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Ford Explorer 96
By Larry Scott on 09/06/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV

Review

Car has been flawless. No problems at all. One of the best cars I have ever owned mechanically.
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terrific
By G Hanson on 08/22/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Ford Explorer SUV Limited 4dr SUV

Review

VERY reliable and good fuel to milage ratio. I am very happy with my purchase.
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Great car
By pleased owner on 08/22/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Ford Explorer SUV Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV

Review

Great reliability and very low maintainance. I have had virtually no problems with my car and it still runs smooth.
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