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Great Vehicle
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By rit
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1996 Ford Explorer SUV XL 2dr SUV 4WD


Review

Always has run strong-- 80000 miles and nothing but tires, brakes and regular maitenance.


Favorite Features

easy to handle, versitile machine.


Suggested Improvements

Better gas milage.


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Love the Explorer
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By D35C35
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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.


Suggested Improvements

Better fuel economy is all I could ask for, but I do have the 5.0L V8.


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My ford sucks
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By Fordsucks
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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.


Favorite Features

Can't think of any.


Suggested Improvements

The list goes on....


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My ford sucks
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By fordsucks
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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.


Favorite Features

Can't think of any.


Suggested Improvements

The list goes on....


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Still going strong at 217k
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By Brenrher
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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.


Favorite Features

The response when I step on the gas - love the power! It's fun to drive.


Suggested Improvements

Minor stuff Ford needs to focus on for longterm ownership. It really is the little stuff.


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No problems!
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By califbucfan32
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1996 Ford Explorer SUV XL 4dr SUV


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Has been a great car for my family!


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Great vechile
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By JB_ok
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1996 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV


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Very reliable, currently has 82000 miles. Only problem is blend door had to be replaced at 70K.


Favorite Features

Good looking SUV.


Suggested Improvements

None, great car....would buy one again!


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Ford Explorer 96
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By Larry Scott
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1996 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV


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Car has been flawless. No problems at all. One of the best cars I have ever owned mechanically.


Favorite Features

Room. Great to haul things around in.


Suggested Improvements

Better gas milege if possible


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terrific
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By G Hanson
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1996 Ford Explorer SUV Limited 4dr SUV


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VERY reliable and good fuel to milage ratio. I am very happy with my purchase.


Favorite Features

Nice looking and smooth ride. No real negative aspects.


Suggested Improvements

None


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Great car
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By pleased owner
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1996 Ford Explorer SUV Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV


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


Suggested Improvements

Maybe a few more interior features


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