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98 2dr sport 5 speed 2WD
By hawc on
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV
Purchased from a family member two years ago. I've had to replace ABS speed sensor and both 02 sensors (FYI: if your ABS light is on in your Explorer then it's about a 90% chance you just need a very inexpensive speed sensor which can be replaced in under fifteen minutes). The car has otherwise been reliable. Ride quality and handling are decent. Performance is lacking in the OHV 4.0 liter especially from a standing start. It's a lot of heft to get rolling afterall. Once your up to speed, performance is actually quite decent.
Nice styling. Has the looks of a 4WD model. Durability of the OHV V6. 4 wheel disc brakes. 16" alloy wheels. The ease of folding down rear seats.
Arm rest broke prematurely. Manual transmission gearing is off. Radio display is out (another common problem) Rear wiper could be improved.