1996 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Love my Explorer

1996 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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133 Total Reviews

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

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Love my Explorer
By hiyall on


1996 Ford Explorer XL 2dr SUV


Bought my Explorer new and have loved it for almost 11 years. It has performed like a champ on LA roads and in mountain and snow conditions. Recently, had to have radiator replaced 3x. It seems the new replacement Ford radiators are no good. They have each still been under warranty but the last one was only one day from being out of warranty. Sadly, I now plan to replace my Explorer because I don't want to chance having to replace the radiator again on my dime. This truck has really hauled everything for me and rides especially well when the back is loaded. If you are thinking of a '96 Explorer I say go for it. Mine still performs well & looks great inside and out.

Best Features

Reliability, Truck-tuff with comfortable car-like interior.

Worst Features

Heater vent needs to be moved so that it doesn't pump directly on your accelerator foot. I have literally felt like I was burning my foot in order to get enough warmth in the cabin.
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