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1995 Ford Explorer

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 18/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: V6, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1995 Ford Explorer Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 1177 Ratings for the 1995 - 2001 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    8.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

Nothing but trouble from day one

By on Saturday, July 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 166,655

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "It drives real nice when it is running."

Cons: "It is very seldom running."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I have literally spent more money on this truck since I bought it than it cost in the first place. In less than 3 years I have had to have the brakes replaced, a complete realignment, the entire charging system replaced, the rear end replaced, the power steering pump replaced and the oxy sensor for the engine replaced. It also needs a rebuilt transmission but I have been putting it off as just the part is $1500. I wouldn't recommend this car to my worst enemy."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Very good vehicle except for the transmission.

By on Monday, July 4, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 193,500

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "very good vehicle with a significant flaw"

Cons: "transmission"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"This 4WD EX has been a very good vehicle except for the transmission. It had to be replaced with a rebuilt three times. Ford paid for less than half of the first replacement only. The first two replacements were done at a Ford dealer. The only one that lasted was the third. It was done by a transmission specialist (not at the dealership)."

OUTSTANDING

By on Thursday, May 26, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 176,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reilable"

Cons: "Gas Mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Purchased my 1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L SOHC in Sep 1997, This by far is the most reliable car I've ever owned. Ford really put some quality workmanship and parts on these 1998 year models. As far as parts replaced that would include the Water Pump, Radiator, upper and lower hoses. Thermostat Housing, upper and lower intake manifold gaskets, IAC valve, Starter motor, Alternator, Ball Joints, Shocks, Sway bar bushings, Headlights, Front wheel bearings, Tail Lamp, a fog light, A seat cover, Drivers power window motor. And Just recently My original fuel pump that lasted almost 19 years ! Most cars don't even last that long. The Transmission has been flawless with just fluid and filter changes. And the HVAC system still works like new."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Almost 350,000 miles and no significant repairs.

By on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 339,775

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Dependable, fun to drive, cheap to own."

Cons: "Older body style, older features."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought this 4.0 V6 2wd 2001 Explorer XLT for $2,000 in 2009 w/140,000 miles and to date (w/340,000+) replaced the thermostat housing, battery, tires (couple times), brakes, intake gasket ($125) & ball joints. All inexpensive, routine repairs w/oil changes every 6-8,000 miles by the Ford dealer ($30). This vehicle has been the most reliable & economical car/SUV imaginable. Fun to drive, 19.5mpg overall city & highway. At 340,xxx miles, still running great! The car has the perfect size, slightly narrow and easy to park and maneuver."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

well the truck lasted awile

By on Monday, May 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 675,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "truck is easy on fuel ."

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"ive had the truck for 8 yrs bought it with 35k on it engine died at 102k now has a 4bt cummins in it with 675k miles now on truck. no real bad repairs but brakes every 28k and interco swamper tires every 20k going to repaint truck next yr the front seats broke at 145k rear axle went at 78k. but the truck has been fun to drive."

6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Good car in a pinch

By on Monday, May 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 205,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Spacious"

Cons: "Ugly"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"We bought this vehicle 2 years ago, had 200k miles on it. We spent 2k for it, in my mind was overpriced but she has had minimal problems, or atleast she has only stranded us once or twice and only due to a bad alternator or lose connection. The only fix we have put into it is the alternator. The shocks have been out the whole time, super squeeky and we have to refill the power steering once a month but overall if you don't have alot of money and need a car that will last a year or so, I say go for it. You better be saving the whole time though, she does the job but dont imagine she will live for much longer after 200k."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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