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1998 Ford Explorer

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they roll way to quick
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By jordan tuchmann
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD


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driving my explorer down the road at 45 MPH we started spinning as soon as we hit the grass we fliped. My seat Belt did NOT lock up. It was great un till the end. we now have a lexus rx300 that is a lot less expensive from problems in the explorer. 35000 for the explorer 12000 in the shop toatal 42000. 37000 rx300 2500 in the shop


Favorite Features

coump, computer, desighn


Suggested Improvements

not so many problems


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Worst vehicle I've ever owned
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By 6CF
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1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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Required new engine with only 66,000 miles, and replaced head gasket for $1200 just one month prior -- big waste. Cost to repair more than value of vehicle! By the way I changed the oil every 5000 miles. Don't buy a Ford!


Favorite Features

NONE.


Suggested Improvements

Replace crappy Ford engines with Honda engines.


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By ponygirl
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1998 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV


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This SUV stinks! The LED lights on steering wheel, CD/stereo player crap out and will fade in and out on occasion. The auto door locks will not unlock, even when I try to unlock the doors with the key so must climb thru the back hatch to unlock the truck! Gas mileage sucks..Transmission is starting to go, too (have 55,000 miles on 1998). This SUV stinks, would never buy another one.


Favorite Features

None


Suggested Improvements

too many to mention


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Poor reliability
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By wind
on

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1998 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


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Within three months of ownership, I had a lot of engine problems! I wasted a lot of my time, as well as money sending my truck to the repair shop for expensive mechanical problems. The customer service complaint line was a waste of time. The trade value for this vehicle is another sad issue. If I want to trade my vehicle , I will lose 3,000 from the blue book value! I will never buy another FORD!


Suggested Improvements

Better reliabilty!


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Never Again!
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By K.hashad it!
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1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


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Once heard that Ford stands for Fix Or Repair Daily. Now I believe it. I have just over 40,000 miles on my car, and have just been told that I need $2000 engine repair. With the innumerable recalls, the constantly broken power locks, the ride that feels like they left the shocks off, the horrible gas mileage, the noisy engine, company unresponsive to complaints/concerns...I could go on. You get the idea. I'll never patronize Ford again.


Favorite Features

The space is nice, the seats are comfortable, the sound system is decent.


Suggested Improvements

Shocks/suspension are terrible; make an engine that still works after 30,000 miles.


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