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I was reading on yahoo that 6 out of 10 cars traded in on the cash for clunkers program were Ford Explorers model years 94-99 I just thought I'd pass that info on to you guys.
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I saw that too. I thought it was pretty funny.

Let the complaining begin. "Oh that is messed up. I have been looking for an Exploder." Blah blah.
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its most likely because they sold a **** ton of them
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I was reading on yahoo that 6 out of 10 cars traded in on the cash for clunkers program were Ford Explorers model years 94-99 I just thought I'd pass that info on to you guys.
I read that too! Think of all those seats that will be destroyed.
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I saw that too. I thought it was pretty funny.

Let the complaining begin. "Oh that is messed up. I have been looking for an Exploder." Blah blah.
Actually I have been. 95+ explorers and rangers.

If you don't like the complaining, then don't read. Unless you just like to log on to anger yourself and start arguments.
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its most likely because they sold a **** ton of them
That's right. There are a butt load of them out on the road. Or... There use to be, lol.
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Actually I have been. 95+ explorers and rangers.

If you don't like the complaining, then don't read. Unless you just like to log on to anger yourself and start arguments.
I don't anger myself. I just think its funny when something like this pops up and people say I have been looking for something like that. In reality they are just looking and never actually buy one though.
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I don't anger myself. I just think its funny when something like this pops up and people say I have been looking for something like that. In reality they are just looking and never actually buy one though.
lol. True story. You could take anything off the market and everyone will say "Oh man I was going to buy one of those!"

Just so happens that I'm looking to buy an explorer or ranger in that year range, haha. But I can't seem to find anything here in decent condition. Seems no one around here tries to take care of their vehicles like I do.
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we had a 99 Mercedes suv traded in along with a early 90s model Jag. a few older 150s a suburban and a few crappy GMs all to buy Chryslers...
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Seems no one around here tries to take care of their vehicles like I do.
Seriously. I don't get these people that have actual holes in the body of their cars or paint damage or parts that are hanging by one screw. Its so easy to maintain a car.
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What i hate are the people that have brand new cars and trash them... I worked on a challenger the other day that was 8 months old. And the front end was all smashed up. cigarette burns all over the interior and ashes and food everywhere and it smelled horrible.
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i had to do a 94 explorer at work monday. that thing put up a fight trying to disable the engine. it would lock up, and then it had a hard start and fired right back up.
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ahh a good old ford motor.. just wont quit... However if it was an auto trans it would go in an instant
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my participation in the cash for clunkers was buying a 96 ranger last week
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What i hate are the people that have brand new cars and trash them... I worked on a challenger the other day that was 8 months old. And the front end was all smashed up. cigarette burns all over the interior and ashes and food everywhere and it smelled horrible.
Hah! I worked at a company at an airport for a few years cleaning/fueling business jets for a bunch of big name corporations (Nike, Columbia, Gap, Yahoo etc).
When the passengers came out, they drove to the plane, we unloaded bags and parked cars. The owners of Columbia Sportswear always had brand new Mercedes, and his wife's new cars were always absolutely disgusting. Food all over the place, literally chunks of brownies all over, half eaten cookies, spilled drinks, lmao.
People are freakin gross.
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I really cant stand it. I wish there was a rescue for cars.. kinda like an animal rescue.. but with cars
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Something I saw today while I was working. I saw a 96 Ranger in a dumpster. I couldn't believe it myself. The back end of the Ranger was sticking out over the side of the dumpster. This was @ a used car lot with a sticker that read 1996 on the windshield.
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I was reading on yahoo that 6 out of 10 cars traded in on the cash for clunkers program were Ford Explorers model years 94-99 I just thought I'd pass that info on to you guys.
no offense if anyone has one, but the 94-99 explorer is (IMO) the biggest piece of s**t Ford ever made next to the older Taurus's.
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so all those explorers do they get parted out? cause the 3 salvage yards around me only have one center console but not the color i want and it is weather damage.Would they keep stuff like that or are they trashing hem all?
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they are trashing the engines i thought and scrappin the rest... aka going to a junkyard
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nope, they get crushed :(

edit: i thought they were getting crushed. maybe not
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nice now if theres alot of them maybe theyl be cheaper too

dam i hope ur not right^^
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no offense if anyone has one, but the 94-99 explorer is (IMO) the biggest piece of s**t Ford ever made next to the older Taurus's.
So you know that the 95-01 Explorer is the same thing as a ranger, right?
My mom owned a 97 explorer, stepdad had a 98, and my wife had a 97. They were all great to us. We sold ours with 120k miles or so, everything worked on it and it ran great. A few minor things like intake manifold gaskets and EGR stuff, just the normal things.
The main reason they have sort of a bad rap is due to the fact that there are SO many that were sold. So many out there also means they were cheap used, and cheap people bought them and they didn't take care of them.

What about them do you think makes them a big POS?
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there crushing the whole car. there not parting them out.... but my manager told us as long as it has a drivers seat, steering wheel, and is driveable, thats all they care about.... which meens if theres somthin we want get it...
i was thinkin of swappin the seats out of my truck for the ones in the explorer but they were worse then mine.
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there crushing the whole car. there not parting them out.... but my manager told us as long as it has a drivers seat, steering wheel, and is driveable, thats all they care about.... which meens if theres somthin we want get it...
i was thinkin of swappin the seats out of my truck for the ones in the explorer but they were worse then mine.
Honestly the biggest shame is just that there is so much good stuff out there. Wheels and tires for example that could have been used on tons of different cars, would bring good money at the junkyards. Well and a million other things I guess. Good old wasteful America.

I bet all the jeep guys that love the Explorer 8.8's are not happy either, lol.
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