1997 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Ford Explorer, the rough and t
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1997 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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Ford Explorer, the rough and tough one
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1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD

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This is my first new car (and first ever SUV) and it has been fantastic. I put 40,000 miles in 2 years. The reason I got the SUV is that I wanted a big car that I can have fun driving. My overal experience has been very positive. In the beginning I had some trouble with the spark plugs dying one after the other. Then came the firestone fiasco. But other than that the car has been very reliable. It is close to 100,000 miles now and touch wood it has not started showing any signs of age.

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The fact that it is an SUV. The ratio of price over quality was the lowest for this car. The car does not show signs of aging.

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Over time the car has gotten more and more bumpy ... I do not know why. Also the steering is such that the vehicle always turnd to one side, this has happened ever since the day I got the car.
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