Purchased for way below book and made
up the difference in repairs. Power
steering, torshion bars, shocks,
ignition and ABS all repaired in 14
months. Every 3 months I was in
getting something else fixed. $2000
out the window. Anyone want to buy a
Excellent power and towing capacity.
Lots of knooks and cranny's to put
stuff, easy to read instrument panel.
Uber adjustable seat.
Reliability. Stuff needs to work ALL
THE TIME! Locks, radio/CD, etc.
Although my Explorer has had minor
powertrain repairs, they occurred
during the 6y/75K extended warranty.
My other complaint is the driver's
side seat recliner lever which was
placed in a terrible location. It has
broken off since every time you exit
the vehicle, you hit the lever with
your left leg. Other than the lever, I
love my Explorer because it still does
a lot of things well.
Ability to drive 90mph comfortably for
hours, turn onto snow covered 2-lane
with the shift-on-the-fly 4x4, and
have plenty of room inside.
When Ford built this Explorer XLT, I
think someone must of thinking of
excellent. They have done a great job
on this truck. I have owned other SUVs
and this one has to be the best so far.
The only bad thing I have had happen is
now I have to buy a trailer to carry
things, since that "COMPANY" has us
Explorer owners as being "bad risk".
My XLT has all the features of the
Eddie Bauer for a few $$$$ less. Which
Lumbar supports, speaker setup,
liftgate (easier than my old Blazer's
tailgate), dual air and the trailer
The only 2 improvements I made to my
truck after purchasing it was a class
III/IV hitch and Sirius Satelite Radio
(which I understand is available is the
this is my first suv and i love it!!!i
would like to have a new 2004 but i
dont like the new front end style.as
for my performance on my 98 i am in
love with the power take off from dead
start.the 4.0 sohc could benefit from
after market acc. but that will be done
later.the comfort,style and fuel
economy is really good 330 miles per
tank,my 99 taurus got the same
mileage.the dealer i purchased from was
excellant,the salesman delivered it to
my home and took my trade in back to
the dealer.as for handling of this
suv,after you learn it's traits this
pup can handle anything you give it.my
suv is totally stock.
economy,relialability and handling and
softer suspension but i love the truck
ride and feel.