1992 Ford Explorer 4 Door

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  • 100,000 miles and still going strong!

    Oct 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Solidly built SUV; still, very nice in its old age.
    Cons: Poor paint engineering, muffler systems, power window motors, leaky A/C

    Summary: Our family purchased our 1992 Explorer XLT in March 2000 from a good friend of ours who had to move across the world. We knew the car had been impeccably taken care of so it was an offer we couldn't pass up. After driving around in the Explorer for a ... read more

  • Growing on me

    Dec 3, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Roomy, attractive, don't need to worry about dirtying the truck.
    Cons: Reliability, no third row seat, only rear ABS, no stability or traction control, rust.

    Summary: In 2005, my wife needed a vehicle that could drive in the snow. I already had an AWD vehicle with my 2003 Mercedes C320 4Matic. However, my wife was driving a 1996 V6 Mustang convertible which is useless in the snow despite the all season tires. Since ... read more

  • Great Buy

    Oct 27, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Awesome SUV Have had very few problems
    Cons: When it does break it can be expensive

    Summary: I bought my Explorer 4 years ago with 93,000 miles on it. It now has 210,000 miles and is still going strong. It looks great and has a lot of get up and go still. I did just have to invest some money into it. The front end suspension finally. The ... read more

  • Junk of a Vehicle

    Mar 23, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: lets you get really close with your mechanic.
    Cons: too many to list.

    Summary: We bought a 92' Ford Explorer awhile back and had nothing but problems with it. We owned it for one year and paid more in repairs then we did in vehicle payments. The clutch burned out twice in 6 months due to oil leaking onto it, the brakes went in ... read more

  • My Poor Baby

    Dec 10, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: reliable, reliable, reliable - 183000 miles says so
    Cons: transmission, rust at bottom of doors and around gas cap

    Summary: I've had my 92 Explorer XLT for 5 years. It had 132000 km on it when I bought it and it now has 295000 km (that's 183000 MILES) and still runs great. Hit a huge deer (3 pt buck) a couple of nights ago and I'm scared insurance is going to write-off my ... read more

  • Love/ Hate relationship

    Jul 6, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: comfy seats, cargo space, gas mileage
    Cons: bad brakes!!, tranny

    Summary: I inherited BOB T (named by my brother...stands for big old brown truck) for my birthday 4 months ag ... read more

  • An excellent vehicle

    Mar 14, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Durability, comfort, reliablity
    Cons: nothing major

    Summary: My dad bought this 92 eddie bauer later in 1997. It had 86,000 on it, and it was pretty well taken care of. Well, a year later, I got my liscence, and I drove the truck (i actually dropped my dad off before work, and then picked him up for awhile) I ... read more

  • Don't buy this SUV!

    Mar 11, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Roomy, easy to park, fun to drive!
    Cons: Too many repairs!

    Summary: I bought this SUV for 2500 dollars used in early 2002; it had 89000 miles on it. When I first got it, I fell in love. It was FUN to drive and comfy. The heat is great in this car! Well about a month later in Feb. 2002 the starter went out; the vacuum ... read more

  • I miss it!

    Sep 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Roomy, great power, good on gas
    Cons: Not very many, loss of power at time of oil change

    Summary: This was my first vehicle. I learned how to drive a manual transmission using one of these, and to my credit I learned really quick (your dad forcing you to drive puts things in perspective). The V6 engine was really reliable, and the manual transmission ... read more

  • Big 4x4 Custom

    Jul 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 4x4, Sturdy, Classy, Big, Easy To Go Offroad, Pulls A Boat, Extreamly Nice, Customiseable
    Cons: Front Tire Wear, Bumpy

    Summary: To Whom It May Concern; I purchased a '92 Ford Explorer XLT, an i wouldn't trade it for the world, they handle the road beautifuly, their roomy, they have a super sound system, climate control, captain seats that recline, One of they only things i do ... read more

  • Reliable Truck

    Nov 21, 2000 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Runs Very Good
    Cons: Not As Quiet As A Newer Explorer

    Summary: My husband and I Purchased a 1992 four door Ford Explorer in 1997. It has 105,000 miles and runs very good. We did have to replace the transmission in 1998 at about 96,000 miles, it was covered under a continuing warranty so we did not have to pay. ... read more

  • Hope to hit 200K

    Oct 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks great, hauls lots of cargo.
    Cons: High maintenance, tipover problem

    Summary: I bought this car new in September, 1992 principally because my wife and daughter liked the Forest Green color. SUV's were popular then, and my wife liked the idea of being higher than the rest of the traffic. The truck is somewhat bouncy, and if you ... read more

  • Service Dept must be big profits

    Oct 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Popular SUV with comfortable seats
    Cons: Unreliable service, repeated AC & trans replacement

    Summary: I bought this because I needed 4WD and wanted something popular that I could easily resell. I bought it used at 128k and have put about 60k on it. In the 22 months of ownership, I have spent over $6,500 in repairs and have replaced the A/C, ... read more

  • Love It/Hate It

    Sep 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It is roomy and comfortable
    Cons: It requires a lot of time in the shop.

    Summary: I can not place this vehicle on my love it or hate it list because both are true. In 1996, my husband and I decided to purchase a new car. He wanted something he could tow things with and keep his tools in. I wanted something with four ... read more

  • I ceratinly am not a car expert

    Aug 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of room, very dependable
    Cons: a little noisy and bumpy

    Summary: All I can tell you is how I feel about my 1992 Ford Explorer. My husband and I decided we needed a bigger car. So one day we sat down and made a list of all the possibilities. We weighed the pros and cons of each car. Eventually we agreed upon the ... read more

  • Peppy but a handful

    Jun 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very preppy, quick acceleration, good brakes, responsive steering
    Cons: Very expensive repairs, breaks down easily, squeaky and rattles, high gas mileage

    Summary: My mom bought this SUV a few years ago, and its been nothing but trouble. The motor and the transmission was already replaced in this SUV, and it's only 8 years old ( 1992). We bought it because of its sporty looks and durability and off roading ... read more

  • Let's Explore the Explorer

    Jun 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great buy.!
    Cons: carseat problems

    Summary: My husband and I ventured out to buy our first new (used) car together a year and a half ago. We were the model car shoppers. We spent a week going to many different car lots, looking at hundreds of cars, and test driving more than our share of ... read more

  • Nothin But A Lemon

    Jun 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Really Comfortable, Roomy and Safe!
    Cons: Lots of Tranny and Engine problems

    Summary: My Ford Explorer was the first vehical i have ever bought on my own. The thing after i bought it was great! Loved it to death. I owned the road in it and i loved working on it. Then one day the transmission went out. No big deal i thought, ... read more

  • My Long Lasting Eddie Bauer

    May 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 4X4, roomy, great for hauling, not bad on gas for an SUV, Little maintanence
    Cons: Rusting along bottom door panels, bad security system

    Summary: I own a 1992 Ford Explorer/Eddie Bauer and I love it. I purchased it in 1995 from a physician who used it primarily for highway driving (between his 2 offices). When I bought it, it had roughly 74,000 miles on it. I was slightly concerned with ... read more

  • My used Explorer

    Apr 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Room and Automatic Features
    Cons: Gas mileage

    Summary: I recently purchased a 1992 Explorer (December) and have loved it. I was looking for a SUV, but because of financial restraints, my options were very limited. I have a taste for quality, so i couldn't settle for an old or bad looking vehicle, ... read more

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