Junkyard Find: 1994 Mazda Navajo LX
MWolf on Jul 03, 2019
I had a '94 Explorer XLT. They could be had with a lot of pretty cool options for the time that rivaled luxury cars. No, not kidding. My XLT had leather, auto headlights, keyless entry, power seats with inflatable lumbar and bolsters, and power everything. Other available goodies mine didn't have was premium audio with a JBL subwoofer and a sunroof. They could be had fully loaded or absolutely spartan to the point of having no rear defroster. I'm not saying they were great, as the A4LD transmission was a bad transmission to begin with and a horrid choice for the Explorer, and the 4.0 had issues with cracked heads and spark knock. But it could be had with the sort of options that luxury cars of the era boasted. It's just that the rest of it was prone to rusty failure. If it had good maintenance and wasn't driven hard, maybe okay. But that doesn't happen 3 owners down the line with someone snuffing out Marlboros in the cupholder because the ashtray's full.
Josh on Feb 07, 2020
How many Explorer XLs were made? I've seen them WITHOUT rear wipers, body-colored B- and C-pillars (like early DN5 Taurus Ls and MT5s), crank windows and no tape players. Same V6 as the others, but also 4x2. And in both 2- and 4-door versions. Most were loaded XLTs or Eddie Bauers. Other rare SUVs--Grand Cherokee SEs with the 4-liter I-6s, crank windows and 5-speed sticks.
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