Nice SUV - Needs some improvement
By mike0202 on
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD
My two biggest complaints is the fuel
economy (typical of all SUV's, and some
mechanical issues. I do allot of
driving, however I wish there was a
diesel model available! Regarding the
maintenance. Absolutely get an extended
service plan. It is worth every penny.
My Explorer has 50,000 miles on
it...and approximately $2,000 worth of
mechanical issues have had to be
contended with. Maintenance is to be
expected from a used car. However, I am
thankful that the repairs have been
on 'their dime' and not mine.
Buy this car if you can get all the
maintnence records to ensure that the
major stuff has been repaired or get an
extended service plan.
I love the space and versatility of
this SUV. Also, the seats are very
Doors are made cheaply. I recently
replaced my front stereo speakers and
noticed how cheap and thin the steal
is. God for bid I get hit on the side
by another car/truck. Also, the brakes
have a natural cracking sound. Ford
tells me this is the nature of the
brakes. I find it annoying.