Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by SycoPhant, Apr 23, 2002.
1996 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6
17.5 MPG Highway
13.3 MPG City
What are you complaining about exactly?
1995 ZR2 pickup
It's still only a ZR2
Amazing, that is no better than my father's 1987 Grand Wagoneer with a carbeurated 360 V8.
My stepmother's 1996 Chevrolet K1500 gets 20MPG quite regularly on the highway. 305 V8, 4WD, regular cab, long bed, automatic transmission.
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im going to have to raise the
one of the contributing factors to the grand wagoneers cancellation was the fact that it had horrible gas milage. A magazine, I think petersons, did some stuff with their project "campee" grand wagoneer, in which they reported approx. 6 mpg
My dakota gets dhitty ass gas milage im lucky to get 200 miles on a tank of gas, 15 gal tank. bout normal i guess but i live with it and dont COMPLAIN
Yeah, but I have 33's, so ha.
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The worst ours has ever done was 11MPG, on the highway it routinely gets 15-17MPG. Highest ever was 18MPG. It is perfectly tuned and maintained, synthetically oiled, and not driven hard.
They were cancelled because of emissions laws and just being an old design. Many modern SUVs and trucks do no better on gas mileage than SJs did.
As shown by the shitty mileage my V6 gets.
Things slated to improve that:
more money, more time... sigh... again...
thats the bad explorer engine the 4.0 v6, lots of problems, should have been recalled, i'm gonna get the v8
I can't say I've had any engine problems whatsoever. I'm at 72000 miles so I'm doing tune-up stuff.
this is what someone wrote on edmunds.com
"well, 100 percent were recalled that were built with the nylon camshaft hardware. the symptom was noise like a truck diesel engine, rattles and bangs. the engine also has been described on these forums as having the cam run up top by use of several chain drives in a row to turn the camshaft from the crank. chain drive isn't a bad thing, but it can be in an interference engine as the chain wears over its 100,000 to 150,000 mile life. two chain drives, one after another as has been described, sounds like a fine place to spend maintenance money a few years down the road.
if you like spending lots of maintenance money a few years down the road.
the older V6 doesn't have the zip of the SOHC, mileage is no better, but that logy loping mill has the potential of being less of a pain.
the 302 V8 ... oops, my bad, the 5-liter... has been a nice engine with good torque in the line for lots of years, LOTS of years back to the 70s, and the new V8 will have to be really good over time to eclipse it. the new engine will be easier to make and amenable to more cleanup options, however.
for the purposes of buying a used Exploder, the V8 production was limited to keep fuel economy up. it's still worth searching out.
I just think I would be more safe buying a v8
Who would buy a used Exploder?
because I am a full time college student and full time worker bee who can't afford a new explorer, thats why
I never said a new one was any better. In fact they are worse, but that is like asking which would you rather be burned or drowned.
I am looking at a 98 eddie bauer, its really really really nice
I love my 1996 Explorer, and I know Defiantguy21 likes his, and everyone on explorerunderground and fordexplorer.net love theirs...
Gee I wonder why.
don't be so negative
For the same reason you love your Jeep, that's why
so i hear today..........my news......very nervous...but its so pretty
still waiting.....why does it take companies so long to figure out money?