1995 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: OK, but not going to buy FORD

1995 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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

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OK, but not going to buy FORD again
By BK on


1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


Bought used at 58K miles. Taken it to 110K. For when we bought it, it was a good car, in terms of ride and features. The ride's always felt a little vague and tippy, but that comes with the class. Great in snow. Had to deal w/the tire recall, multiple front end failures (ball joints X2, tie rods etc.) and now cruise control switch fire hazard. I've put in $5600 in repairs over 8 years (not including oil). $700 per year avg. We drive low mileage, around town, and follow maintenance schedules.

Best Features

4WD, absolutely. One of the easiest to use when we got it, and still works like a charm.

Worst Features

Engine is a little underpowered, and mpg horrid. Also, FORD quality doesn't compare to my Honda sedan. Two life-threatening issues: bad tires, and car-fire inducing cruise control switch.
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