1995 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Buy if you're a mechanic

1995 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Buy if you're a mechanic
By JWyatt on


1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


Big, roomy inside, comfortable
vehicle. Good stock stereo and fine
build quality. Good paint. Now the
negative. I hope Ford changes those
automatic trannys. I maintained mine
but still went out at 130K miles. Jeep
Cherokee/Wrangler, Isuzu Trooper and
Toyota use the same AT which is much
more reliable. Explorer has poorly
designed brakes and rotors. It's also
too heavy which causes tires to wear
out to fast. The alignment seemed to
go out often. Until Ford makes some
changes, I expect to stick to Jeep
Cherokee/Wrangler. It's ashame because
I used to be into Fords.

Best Features

Good size in and out. Great on road trips becuase it has a good ride. Quite on the inside. Cheap parts and not expensive vehicle to buy.

Worst Features

Change the tranny! Change the brakes and rotors. The engine is very hard to work on in comparison to Toyotas and Jeeps. Front lights turn grey after they get scratched up and are too expensive to replace as a unit.
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