1996 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: 96 Explorer 174k and still run
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1996 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Manual)

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96 Explorer 174k and still running great
By mdmadv@hotmail.com on

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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV

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Purchased used off a lease w/ 17k miles. Has had strict maintenance program, synthetic oil every 4k, transmission service every 20k, flush coolant system annually. Normal driving 16-17, highway 20-21 mpg. Original transmission overdrive just failed after 174k. In shop now. Will repair and give to my son. I would buy another Explorer or Escape; If you service the vehicle it has a better chance of lasting.

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4WD, 4 liter V-6, leather interior.

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