1998 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Very nice, but twitchy
ADVERTISEMENT

1998 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

172 Total Reviews

Sport 2dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Manual)

ADVERTISEMENT
Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display
Performance
Comfort
Value
Fun-to-Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Very nice, but twitchy
By Wes on

Vehicle

1998 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV

Review

We purchased the Explorer in 2004, with only 62,000 miles. It was joy a drive, and very comfortable, but I wondered why so low mileage. Did not take long to figure it out. It's almost possessed in terms of twitchy issues. When it's hot outside (which is 6 months a year in Vegas) the car will sometimes just not start, then wait 5 to 10 minutes and it will. The mechanic was baffled, but after researching it online, discovered it's a vapor lock in the fuel pump or pressure sensor. $800 to replace it according to the dealer. In the winter the excluder seals whistle. According to Ford it is a noise not a defect, but would cost $1500 to make it go away. but when it's not acting up it's a blast to drive.

Favorite Features

Very comfortable on long trips. Handles the drive to California nicely.

Suggested Improvements

Mileage is not as good as I had hopped. My old T-Bird with its V8 got better mileage in the city. Ford should fix defects, not just reclassify them as noises.
Recommend (1) (0)
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
ADVERTISEMENT
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.

Register

Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411