1996 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Almost 200K Miles Later...

1996 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XL 2dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Manual)

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Almost 200K Miles Later...
By dr.girlfriend on


1996 Ford Explorer XL 2dr SUV


The 1996 Ford Explorer XLT (V6) has definitely been the finest car I've ever owned, and I've owned quite a few. (My dad says "I can't believe that car has been so good to you!" He's jealous). I bought it used with a little less than 75K miles on it, and now it has over 180K, and still running strong. No major mechanical problems, and has never went one morning without starting right up. I've been all around the country with it. The value on paper is soooooo far below what it's REALLY worth! I would recommend this fantastically-performing car to anyone who wants something reliable, roomy, nice-looking, and lovable.

Best Features

Rear air, solar tint, power everything, Premium sound, peace of mind, kicky acceleration...what's NOT to love?

Worst Features

I haven't had any near-rollover scares, but I've heard this can be a problem in these cars. Personally, I think the 1996 XLT is perfection.
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