"This truck has been so reliable and is a real quality vehicle. I am Only selling it because my parents decided to buy a new truck without my consent and i am having a terrible time with the idea of selling her. She is durable and has been my right hand vehicle to get out and go to tow anything ive put her way. If it was up to me id keep it until the end of days!"
"We have put 130k miles on this Explorer and have never touched the exhaust system, second set of tires, just put in a battery for the second time. I tow with it and sleep in the back at race events...comfortable in all ways. I have replaced front hubs, radiator, alternator, but on a cost/mile basis, this Explorer owes me nothing."
"1996 ford explorer xl with a 162000 miles , it needs a idle sensor. It has a 4.0 liter motor, 2 WD, and all power! Me and my girl used to drive it in and out of town on trips. It cranks and runs right now!!! We have our own cars now and that one has to go!!!"
"I purchased this vehicle new in Aug of 1996 and I've only had one major problem and it was caused by my wife not understanding the gauges on the dash. As you can imagine after almost 19 years of driving, it has some faults, but when I turn the key it starts and runs good."
"This car was my stepsons primary vehicle 13 years ago - and still runs strong. the 4.0L is excellent - albeit - you're only going to get 18 mpg. front end has needed work and the AC was repaired 10 years ago. Really have enjoyed this vehicle and it's multi-uses. Very dependable, easy on tires and batteries."
"I've owned this since new. It is great for town and off road, although clearance for much off road is limited. The auto 4x4 works great and has never required service in 150,000 miles. True to Ford products (I've had several), electrical seems problematic. I fight the power doors and windows and have had them serviced frequently. The master window control switch needs replacement now, as well as door locks control. My greatest pro for this vehicle is the great design as a utility vehicle. The rear seats fold totally flat - giving you abundant carrying room. Seats are very comfortable and durable. Watch for problems with starting as it ages however - and look to the master ignition control when it does."