Ford Explorer XLT (1996)
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Heb deze Ford slechts 3 maanden in mijn bezit gehad want vond alles bij elkaar het een te dure auto worden.
Gekocht omdat ik er helemaal gek op was, mooie 19″ velgen, groot en robuust uiterlijk en mooi geluid van de V6.
Het is een mooie grote auto (het latere model met de ronde vormen vind ik persoonlijk minder mooi), goed zicht over de weg en heerlijk rijden met de automaat. Stoelen vond ik heerlijk zitten en met intrappen van het gaspedaal (kickdown) ging de auto ook goed vooruit met een heerlijk geluid van de V6.
Used 1996 Ford Explorer Pricing
For the 1996 Ford Explorer, the long-awaited V8 AWD versions are available in XLT, Eddie Bauer or Limited Edition flavors. An integrated child safety seat is optional, and the Expedition model has been replaced by a Premium trim package for the Sport.
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The Used 1996 Ford Explorer is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include XL 2dr SUV, XL 4dr SUV, XL 4dr SUV 4WD, Limited 4dr SUV, XL 2dr SUV 4WD, Sport 2dr SUV, Sport 2dr SUV 4WD, Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD, XLT 4dr SUV, Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV, XLT 4dr SUV 4WD, Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV AWD, Limited 4dr SUV AWD, XLT 4dr SUV AWD, and Limited 4dr SUV 4WD. Pre-owned Ford Explorer models are available with a 4.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 160 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 1996 Ford Explorer comes with rear wheel drive, four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.
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Great Long-Lasting Car
by Jkrons09 from Reston, VA on December 15, 2017
You see a lot of these on the road because they are so reliable. As long as you keep up the maintenance, this car will last you forever. It is a very cozy and roomy car, as the seats are like couch . Read full review
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1996 Ford Explorer V-8 – First Drive
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Forget the dual exhausts, hoodscoop, and low-profile tires. Although Ford Motor Co. just dropped a 5.0-liter V-8 into the Explorer compact sport/utility, the result is more smooth and jazzy Thunderbird LX than rock-and-roll Mustang GT.
And that’s completely intentional. Paul Guaresimo, program manager for the V-8 Explorer, said his 30 or so engineers considered a fire-breathing, hot-rod version of the Explorer-but not for long. Guaresimo insists the individuals interested in this truck aren’t buying it for stoplight workouts or rim-busting trail rides. “The buyers interested in the V-8 Explorer are upwardly mobile people in their early 40s,” he explained. “From time to time those people may pull a trailer. But what they’ll mostly use it for is taking the family on vacation with the back fully loaded. And they want good, safe on-highway performance for passing. The torque is there with the V-8.” So is the towing capacity, which jumps from a maximum of 5300 pounds with the 4.0-liter V-6 to approximately 6500 with the V-8-the highest in its class.
In developing the V-8 Explorer, the venerable twin-I-beam suspension in the ’94 Explorer was what automotive engineers call a show-stopper. It didn’t allow enough engine-bay depth to fit a V-8. But for ’95 that setup was replaced with a short-and-long-arm suspension (SLA), allowing the powertrain to be positioned lower and farther rearward in the chassis and making fitment of the V-8 viable. Actually, the powertrain moved by only one inch. But when you’re dealing with steel, an inch is a long way to go.
“Once the SLA suspension was in place, things really started to happen,” said Guaresimo. But engineers still weren’t out of the woods. To get sufficient rearward movement, the steel floorpan had to be modified to accommodate the larger bellhousing of the highertorque-capacity automatic transmission-the same one used in V-8 Mustangs and Thunderbirds.
Guaresimo says there will be no manual-transmission version for several reasons. First, the demand for manuals among Explorer buyers is low. Second, there are tougher emissions hurdles to clear with a manual transmission. And finally, the added complications from an engineering and manufacturing perspective are prohibitive; just ask Chevrolet, which currently offers its Blazer only in automatic form.
General Motors engineers also have been trying to stuff a V-8 into their compact sport/ute for years. But it just won’t happen because the current V-8 is simply too large to fit. So what does GM think of Ford dropping in the eight? “It’s just bragging rights,” says Volker Harhaus, chief engineer of small-block engine controls with the GM Powertrain Division. “It fits in the same category as a V-10. Our V-6 meets our customers’ requirements for power, and it consumes less fuel. We thought about a V-8 at one time, but we’ve abandoned it.”
The 5.0-liter Explorer engine will be built at the Cleveland Engine Plant 1 in Brook Park, Ohio, where many classic Mustang V-8s have originated. For ’96 the Mustang is powered by the 4.6-liter overhead-camshaft V-8 in single- and dual-cam flavors, and eventually the Explorer will also get a version of the 4.6.
Although the 5.0-liter Explorer motor sports the same short block as the ’95 Mustang, the heads are described as “hybrids” that incorporate Ford’s best design practices for knock control, emissions, airflow, and fuel economy. They also accommodate different spark-plug angles that facilitate easier plug replacement. The intake manifold is a Ford Mustang Cobra-like “GT40” unit, but it’s been heavily modified and tuned for the truck, so it’s not a direct off-the-shelf swap. Engineers at Ford were reluctant at this time to put a handle on the engine’s exact horsepower and torque, or even where they occur in the rev range. But Guaresimo says to look for 210 or more horses and a torque output of about 280 pound-feet.
Things were still coming together on the development mule we drove. The radiator was a hand-fabricated aluminum piece with polished end tanks, and the stainless exhaust headers were wrapped with heat-trapping ceramic tape. Fitted on the truck engine is a new distributorless ignition system for strong cold and hot starts and reliable, long-term emissions compliance. Also, the ’96 model year is the first that requires meeting the tougher OBD-II California and federal standards.
Initially, the V-8 will be available only in two-wheel-drive Explorers. According to Guaresimo, the engineering problems associated with transmission adaptation for the four-wheeling transfer case, driveshaft redesign, and powertrain matching are taking time. The other challenge is making the four-wheel-drive model ride smoothly. Eventually, though, four-wheelers will arrive.
As mentioned earlier, the Explorer V-8’s tuning is more luxurious than sporty. Think of it as a Crown Victoria or even a Town Car with four-wheel drive. The transmission is likewise configured for gliding smoothly forward with barely noticeable shifts.
Sometime in the future, expect a five-speed automatic. It will give the engine a narrower rev band to work in (for better acceleration) and will provide a tall overdrive ratio for improved fuel economy.
We couldn’t run performance tests on the prototype Explorer we sampled, but with the finely calibrated seats of our pants, we estimate 0-60-mph times in the high-8-second range. That’s nearly three ticks quicker than the V-6, and just off the Jeep Grand Cherokee V-8.
The V-8 Explorer’s ride, like its powertrain, is designed to coddle the driver and passengers rather than tame seriously rocky trails, but it worked well in the rutted concrete highways of Southern Michigan. It’ll be just what the doctor ordered for rough urban and suburban road networks. Although the engineers took full advantage of the truck’s generous wheel travel, roll, pitch, and dive were well managed.
The V-8 Explorer should appear in showrooms sometime in mid- to late September. But you’d better get in line now; Ford is predicting that only about 10 percent of the total Explorer production will be V-8 equipped. That seems well shy of demand to us.
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One Of The Best Vehicles I’ve Owned. — Through the mountains & far away. my Explorer has never failed me. I ultimately feel safe & can depend on it everyday. I can’t say that I’ve ever owned a better vehicle. The mileage isn’t the best, but all the good outweighs that.
Pros: Excellent all around vehicle. Goes anywhere I need it to go.
Cons: Gas mileage.
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Beater — This vehicle was an ok vehicle. It ran great and drove smooth. It was a decent looking and clean vehicle. It was really roomy and comfortable to drive. There was a lot of storage space. Overall it was a good vehicle to have.
Pros: It was roomy, comfortable, and a smooth ride.
Cons: Known for transmission problems
Amazing Car — I have the entire stereo system redone with chest pounding bass from Ficaraudio and Rockford Fosgate. The car has never had any major problems. The paint still looks brand new, and the engine has still been doing me well. Anything that has gone wrong with this car has been an easy self fix. Absolutely love this car, will hate to see it go.
Pros: The after market stereo is awesome
Doable — The explorer makes for a good first car, but a lot of mechanical problems resulting in putting more money into the car than it’s worth. Wish it was a little more fun to drive though, I like a little torque in my cars.
Pros: reliable for the most part
Cons: ugly, awful on gas
I Love This Vehicle. i Would Own Another — THE PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN GREAT AND DEPENDABLE.Its body and interior is in great shape. I recently put new O2 sensor in, oil change, fuel filter, and changed spark plugs. I have enjoyed this vehicle and hate to see it go.
Primary Use: Family transportation
My Little Get-around — Fairly proportionate front/rear weight ratio, comfy enough to sleep in if I wanted or needed to. It accelerates and brakes fine for something that weighs about 2.5 tons. If I had more places to go I would have lots of fun driving it. I would like to put a lift kit on it someday.
Primary Use: Commuting to work
Pros: It’s fun, the space comes in handy, looks sporty
Cons: 16-18 mpg, insurance will rape you because they call it an «suv» and not a light truck.
It Works — great vehical, bad gas milage. xlt with air, power windows and doors cruise control that dont work and a 6 disc cd player. power seats and it goes and goes. I have 230,000 miles on it and still going strong.
Pros: very little repairs
Cons: gas milage
It’s 1996 An Still Running Strong Even After 15 Years. — The one thing i like about my baby is she don’t talk back lol naw she is strong. The previous owner had her for the entire 15yrs no major problems.. The vehicle has over 170,000miles an still pushing the speed limits if you knnow what I mean..The EX has so many potentials ‘OL BLU’ what I call her is under contruction right now she should be 80% by summer time
Pros: Heck it’s a nice a$$ vehicle,
Cons: Not a DANG THING other than I’m not driving her NOW.