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For a FORD the Explorer seems very Durable! How many miles on Yours?

Discussion in 'General Topic Polls' started by mawrazen, August 6, 2007.

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How many miles are on your EX? The truck not your wife. ;)

  1. 0-100K Miles

    128 vote(s)
    14.6%
  2. 100K-200K Miles

    504 vote(s)
    57.5%
  3. 200K-250K Miles

    156 vote(s)
    17.8%
  4. 250K-300K Miles

    57 vote(s)
    6.5%
  5. 300K + Miles :) Please tell your story!

    31 vote(s)
    3.5%
  1. willied

    willied Well-Known Member

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    Ahh, I see. I wish gas was 88 cents a gallon like it was a little while ago. :D And I wish my Explorer got 60 MPG. :eek: :D
     
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  3. TheGTkid

    TheGTkid Active Member

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    97 expedition (loved it to death)
    89 f250 (the only thing that can get 8mpgs while driving off a cliff or up a tree)(
    00 taurus (194xxx. all original, a natural born cornfield runner, bogger, and drag strip car, but she can still haul a family of five)
    02 Explorer 159xxx (just got her)

    man that taurus has some ####ed up stories to tell
     
  4. tom hart

    tom hart New Member

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    odometer

    I have 312508 showing on my odometer but it has quit working so I am not sure how many I have now. Any ideas how to fix it? Speedometer still works.
     
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  5. IAmThor

    IAmThor Active Member

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    My 94 ex has 110xxx and has a power loss problem...

    Used to have a '92 Crown Victoria P71 and it had 172xxx but the engine leaked oil and the tranny went out. So it got retired. Was a great drag car, even though it's completely stock. Just about beat an '04 Grand Prix in a 1/4 mile drag race so she made me proud :salute:
     
  6. bigcrunch

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    Well mine made it to 180,000 + miles, another driver saw it fit to ignore a stop sign and hit me at 50mph + , destroyed it... I like to think the solid built metal in our Gen 2 Explorers saved me from serious injury and possibly worse...

    Now I need start shopping for another Gen 2 v8 AWD...
     
  7. TheGTkid

    TheGTkid Active Member

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    sad, but you can't complain about a new explorer! glad you are okay!
     
  8. bigcrunch

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    It is the shopping for one I can't stand

    dealer wants to much $$$

    some private sellers are clueless and try to sell waxed a turnip.

    plus I want the soccer mom look (well almost), but have a solid platform to upgrade,,, 5.0, 4r70w, 4406 swap,
     
  9. willied

    willied Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean. Finding the configuration you want at the right price can be a real pain!
     
  10. sohcmike

    sohcmike New Member

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    My 97 just turned 400,000. I would post a pic of the odometer but i don't see an attachment.
     
  11. nugrapeman2

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    1986 Ford Escort 100,000 miles running sold it.
    1991 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 165,000 miles running sold it.
    2000 Ford Explorer XLT 192,000 miles totaled in wreck, took the money..
    2005 Ford F150 Lariat 90,000+ miles running sold it to brother in law..
    1999 Ford Explorer XLT 297,000+ miles still running and is daily driver..

    These are the five vehicles that i've had as daily drivers my adult life..My wife has had some others that i've drove but this is the ones i considered mine..
     
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  12. Mike65

    Mike65 Elite Explorer

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    My wife's 99 Sport had 225,000 on it when we sold it last year.
     
  13. deamon3

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    Of the over 20 cars I've own as a car enthusiast over the past 4/5 years.....

    the explorers were the most unreliable. 4 different ford explorers completely separate from each other ranging from 1993 to 1998. All overly complicated fussy underpowered terribleness.
     
  14. willied

    willied Well-Known Member

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    That's unfortunate.
     
  15. Fireside3

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    Yeah but he didn't state what engine, if they were new or used, what maintenance he had done on them or the previous owner if any. He's a car enthusiast for the last 4-5 years, but these are 90s models, so yeah USED.

    I'm on my 3rd Explorer (94, 96, & 2001). The thing is, once you get to know their quirks I always found them to be reliable and easy to work on if you have any kind of mechanical inclination. My 01 is about to hit 256k. I've put some work into it in the lat 5 years I've owned it, including having the diff spider gears go out on me shortly after buying it used (which I hear is common) but I swapped it myself in the driveway in a couple of days...but I also picked this thing up for $1800 from a big fat slob who hadn't taken good care of it, but I knew Explorers and figured I could handle getting more out of it than not. I've got about $700 of repairs and parts in it in the last 5 years, including a fuel pump and having to replace a PCM (found cheap on ebay for about $40) that I fried after touching a wrong wire during a trans diagnostic, so...for having less than $3k in the thing and it having over 250k miles and driving it for 5 years, I think I'm doing pretty good with them.
     
  16. Explorer Junky

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    I am getting close to 300,000 on my 97 5.0 XLT. Even if I hit the lotto, I would NOT get rid of her!! Love that thing!
     
  17. deamon3

    deamon3 Active Member

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    i've owned one honda during the course of the four explorers , done nothing to it.... it's older and higher millage then all four explorers.

    explorer 1 , leaky transmission , fuel problems , shifting problems
    explorer 2 , brake issues
    explorer 3 , won't start in cold
    explorer 4 , no reverse

    honda 1 , nothing.....
     
  18. deamon3

    deamon3 Active Member

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    keep in mind the honda was CHEAPER then said explorers , that is why I compare it.

    I don't care if the explorers are 4x4 and the honda isn't , this is about reliability.
     
  19. Fireside3

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    Reliability with a second hand vehicle only goes so far as you and the previous owners put maintenance into them when it was called for. I think you expect to have one for many years and do nothing to them? Looking at your list of problems, much of that could have been caused by a lack of maintenance and could have been easy fixes too. No reverse and shift problems? I had that happen before. Even lost 4, 5 and OD and had the flashing limp home light too. I thought I was going to need major valve body or internal rebuild. All it took was climbing under and re torquing the bands and repositioning and tightening the shift position sensor. Problem solved. And a no start in cold weather sounds a whole lot like a simple IAC, MAF or other sensor issue. The rest? Who knows. I don't know what degree of mechanical knowledge you have. Most who have some are not intimidated or put of by an Explorer though.

    Unless you took the two brands out new and lived with them under similar driving conditions and record of maintenance, then it's not really accurate to compare used vehicles to each other when you can't vouch for how they were cared for before you had them. It's oranges and orangutans you're comparing otherwise.
     
  20. deamon3

    deamon3 Active Member

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    Sorry but on average a 1000$ explorer is less reliable then a 1000$ honda. Comes down to poor design , plain and simple.

    Course , someone from texas wouldn't really know much about how bad a vehicle can get when conditions are tough so you're forgiven.
     
  21. deamon3

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    THAT , right there , says it all.

    Once you've owned an ACTUAL reliable car , you will understand why that paragraph is so funny.
     

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