1997 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Hind Sight is always 20/20

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Hind Sight is always 20/20
By MackDaddy on


1997 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


I previously traded my 4-door Exployer for the 2-door thinking we could get better gas mileage but not give up the SUV rideability. Sorry i did! Although still under warranty at the time ,the timing belt was replaced back in 1999 around the 20k mark. My power seat latch broke on the driver side to get to the back seat. My wife has a terrible time getting the baby car seat in and getting the seat belts to work properly. It cost me about $175 to replace my battery at Oxmoor Ford of Lou, Ky, sound system went out the list goes on and own. There should have been a recall on the seats and seat belts for the 97 model.

Best Features

I like the way my Exployer hanles on the road. I can do a complete u-turn in the smallest space like you wouldn't believe.

Worst Features

Seats and seat belts, factory JVL sound system, Transmission/4by4 switch over very noisy and rough.
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