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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!


Best Features

NONE.


Worst Features

Replace crappy Ford engines with Honda engines.


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By Jk
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1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV AWD


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Never had a mechanical problem Now have 105000 mi.


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Way to go Explorer
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By John 999
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1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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After an accident, I needed a cheap car fast. This six year old Explorer with 90,000 + miles has become our #1 vehicle. The six cyl. gives me over 23 MPG. Go figure. Great for hauling kids to college. Ride is stiff, but you can't have it all. My first Ford in 25 years, but it won't be the last.


Best Features

4wd


Worst Features

softer ride


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its okay
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By clint
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1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought my explorer about a year ago when it had 94,000 miles. Now it has 104,000. It makes noises when you drive. I was told to replace the shocks so I did. It help somewhat but mad the misstake and put rancho shocks on. Supper rough ride!! I bought leather seats for it and realy like them. Engine seems like a good one except when below 25 degrees, then makes funny noises when started. I would recomend, but trading in, in the next week for a pick-up.


Best Features

all the options, lighted mirrors, over head consol, smooth shifting, fast excelerating when needed. Nice stock radio


Worst Features

don't like, auto 4x4, rough ride,lots of odd noises.


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sad to sell
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By mary fullerton
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1998 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


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I have had this vehicle since it's birth and am sad to sell it as it has NEVER left me stranded- and has done very well in 2 small accidents. The tures ROCK, and I love the steering controls for heat, cruise, tunes. I have a bunch of kids and moved into a Toyota Sequoia. I only hate that they don't hold their value due to so many program cars!


Best Features

tunes, reliability (BIGGIE), steering wheel controls for so many things, moon roof,durability, too many to list- I LOVE THIS CAR!!!


Worst Features

LED for tunes went out, but now comes and goes, so don't know if it's a short or what.


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