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Must be mechanically inclined
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By girlpower2004
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1998 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV


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I purchased my Ford Explorer brand new and it had at least 5 recalls. The most significant would be the tires. I had very serious engine problems and Ford had to replace my engine twice.


Best Features

The metallic green paint really holds up well.


Worst Features

The engine build in 1998 Explorer has been greatly modified. Yeah Ford!


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will never
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By kiiknzonka
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1998 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


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10K in repairs in 3 years. Seriously not kidding here. A drivers seat that breaks off the floor mount bracket and falls back, numerous ball joint, pinion seal, bearing replacements, seal leaks, differential leaks, drive train replacement, a radio that has a mind of it's own (which means it usually doesn't work, LED that petered out at year 2, high pitch squeeling from the rear passenger seat heater fan, and the list does go on further. My last vehicle was a Toyota pick-up that I owned for 16 years. In that time, I changed tires twice, installed a new set of brakes, and changed the oil regularly.


Worst Features

How about using greasable ball joints.


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gettin bags
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By pimp matt
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1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


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im gettin bags and paint and i have 18 in wheels fat system and exhaust


Best Features

bags


Worst Features

every one needs bags


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i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!
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By C. Marks
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1998 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


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bought it used with 84000 mi on it, drove it to NC and back with no problems at all!!! all my friends love it. love the "on the fly" 4wd. the only thing i wish was for better gas milage...thats about it. great SUV.


Best Features

again the "on the fly" 4wd, cargo space, and the power behind the 4.0


Worst Features

gas milage


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Saved my life
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By Gabe654
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1998 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

I was in a bad accident with my 98 explorer last night, I hit a patch of black ice, spun out, and then rolled several times. I climbed out and walked away from the accident with a small bump on my head, and a few bruises were the seatbelt had been. None of the windows broke, and the truck held its shape extremely well. It's a write off by the insurance company, but it still doesn't look that bad, and it kept me safe. Good work explorer!


Best Features

Stereo Controls on the steering wheel, awesome stereo with subwoofer, beautiful truck, comfy tan leather


Worst Features

STEREO DISPLAY DOES NOT WORK Some plastic parts (especially around the back tailgate rattle a lot) its starting to peel paint around the wheel wells.


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