98 xlt review (SOHC - 6cyl)
By jaason on
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV AWD
I bought the car new. Itís a good
reliable vehicle, especially
considering the features and 4 wheel
drive components. The car handles well
in high winds, up hills, and fully
loaded. The cargo compartment is
spacious, enough for 4 people for a week
of camping. The Explorer, for me, is the
right size for most all situations, easy
to handle, and well built enough for
off-road use. Easily handles the worst
Adequate power on and off-road. It's a
pleasure to drive because of the short
turning radius and because of the rapid
needed thanks to the 5 speed automatic.
Very reliable, but requres regular care and
Increase clearance. All competitors have
Spare tire is not easy to remove with a
flat rear tire, especially off road.
Independent 4-wheel ABS may be desirable
instead of the current 3-way system.