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I love her!!
By alavacca on 12/23/14 11:45 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


Review

So I bought this truck after my Acura Integra was stolen. I decided I wanted to be higher up off the ground so I bought the 99 explorer. I absolutely loved the truck but I am 4 foot 10 so it was hurting my back. I decided to sell it for a smaller car. I sold the car to my fiance's old boss. Three weeks later my smaller car was totaled. His ex boss kept the title and truck in the parking lot and it was never touched. After 3 months we offered to pay him back for it and he did. The truck was not started in 3 months (and it is very cold here) and she started right up!! She always started right up and never gave me an issue. I knew I could never part with this truck!
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Oldie still going strong
By jenennis06 on 11/15/14 09:37 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

I owe a 1999 Ford Explorer. I love my truck. I live where it snows a lot and it rolls over all of it with no issues. I has enough room for my family and our pets. I can easily say this is the best thing I have owned. Bought with a newer motor (under 20,000 miles on it) and it says it over 224,000 miles on the truck it's self. The engine runs smooth. Starts every time. Has some cosmetic rust. But I figure that's normal. Replaced normal wear and tear items. I bought a new radio by choice. With all the bad I find the good and would buy a Ford again.
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A Beast!
By vince1995 on 12/03/13 07:39 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

Bought the car with 141,000 miles on it. now has 161,000 miles. have had no problems at all. does very well in the snow. I would suggest this car for anyone that lives in an area that gets a lot of snow.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The Best SUV I'VE EVER HAD.....LITERALLY!!!!
By babawuzhere on 08/21/13 23:40 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV AWD


Review

I have a 1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer with a 5.0L engine and it has NEVER let me down in anyway! It had almost 200,xxx miles and its still runs and drives FLAWLESS. I wrecked it a month ago and it still runs flawless! It's unstoppable! It's an amazing suv.
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excellent car !!!!!!!!
By diana66 on 04/21/13 17:34 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV


Review

the best car i had ever have!!! i love it !!!
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
The energizer bunny couldn't have done better
By woodinva on 02/08/13 03:26 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

My daily driver and has NEVER let me down because of conditions. Currently the vehicle has 335k miles and has had 1 tranny replacement at 180k miles by AAMCO it has had ball joints replaced with the kind that have grease fittings.It has had all shocks,bearings replaced an repacked and she keeps MICHELIN LTX-M/S on the vehicle and we change the oil every 5k miles and the tranny fluid every 75 ki miles. We change antifreeze every 3 years and hoses 3vry 6 years. Serpentine belt every 75k miles. rotate tires every 3rd oil change. PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE is the key to getting these vehicles to last a long time.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Reliable
By Max on 08/01/10 07:39 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

Bought with less than 50K miles, overall good vehicle display went out for radio/cd about 100K miles. had to rewire some due to electrical issues. its a beast in the snow. Motor is still great, plenty of power, doesn't burn any oil at 175k miles. will replace ball joints, transmission is still going strong being original hoping to get another 25k miles out of it using it for work commute only. i could take it on a road trip, but thats why i have another ford.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Still Going
By magnum on 07/27/10 08:10 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

Funny, I feel like several of these posters are driving my Explorer. I'm at 175k miles. Radio display went out at about 50k miles. Rear wiper works maybe one month out of the year. Tranny still good but starting to show its age. Occasionally it won't start. I believe its a short in the fuel pump sensor. If I wait about 3-5 minutes, for some reason she'll start right up. Driver door handle broke and entire locking and handle configuration had to be redone. All in all, I've never put much money in this thing. It handles snow with absolute ease. Gas mileage averages 18.4 city and highway. For some reason, some car critics slam the explorer, but mine has been a darn good car overall.
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Not Great
By explorer on 04/16/10 17:57 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer XL 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

Ok car in theory, but not built very well. Console cover broke off after a few days, power windows almost have stopped working and take a long time to put up. Transmission shot at 75,000 miles. Multiple blown head gaskets, ABS problems, AC compressor almost killed engine when accidentally switched on for a minute. The list goes on and on.
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Wish I Could Have Kept
By staygold678 on 02/28/10 08:34 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV


Review

Great truck, but the gas around the city is crazy. I was spending 80 bucks a week just for daily commute. Bought the truck with a brand new transmission, and everything worked great. Hated to sell the thing but I cant live with paying that much..
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