1997 Ford Explorer 5.0L V8 AWD 4-speed Automatic Consumer Review - 1997 Eddie Bauer
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1997 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV AWD

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1997 Eddie Bauer
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV AWD

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Quality & design - terrible. Spend >$2K/yr on repairs - thousands on electrical repairs due to poor design: fuel shutoff ran under floor mats & shorted; engine wire harness is in the wheel well, got wet & shorted. Completely replaced A/C unit & climate control system @ 60K, seat adjusters broke, replaced EGR valve 3x, transmision mounts went @ 100K, mouldings around windows came out & on & on. This has nothing to do w/ my driving of the vehicle. I have a 14 y/o Pontiac w/ 150K miles & never a repair. Very disappointed. Looks great but has been a mechanical nightmare. Complained to Ford about these issues to no avail. If on the fence, DON'T BUY ONE!

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NONE - The worst vehicle I've ever owned.

Suggested Improvements

Get some engineers that have a clue on how to design an electrical system.
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