1996 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - A disappointment
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1996 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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

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A disappointment
By EdC on

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1996 Ford Explorer XL 4dr SUV

Review

This SUV was the first vehicle I got to drive as soon as I received my license. Once I did receive it, I got to see all the problems that accompanied it. In 8 years, we had to replace the transmission 3 times. There was an incredible amount of body roll at speeds above 55 mph (that made it feel dangerous on the highway), and the suspension had a horrendous squeak whenever the wheels drove over anything. Gas mileage was terrible with the weak V6. However, regardless of all its faults, I got very close to this car and was sad to finally see it go when we discarded it through the Cash for Clunkers program.

Favorite Features

Exterior Styling.

Suggested Improvements

Equip with a turbocharged 4-cylinder.
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