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Ford Explorer XLS
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By Jason
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLS 4dr SUV


Review

I have owned my Explorer for a year now and I actually like it. It's a 1999 XLS. I like the style of the XLS because it gives you the sporty look of the sport version in a four door. Although it is under powered on the highway with its OHV 4.0 V-6, it does well off road and with towing situations. Overall it is a good dependable truck but would fare better with the OHC engine or the v-8.


Best Features

XLS grille and ground clearance is great. Very roomy.


Worst Features

More balanced hp to weight ratio. I believe it would actually give it better gas mileage.


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1999 Mistake
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By Thomas Wolfe
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLS 4dr SUV


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Bought new. Transmission started to slip just past 36k after expiration of warranty. Top heavy - almost rolled. Replaced 4 wheel drive shift motor twice - poor design. Replaced idle air control valve at 40k. Poor fuel economy especially with air on. NO POWER / ACCELERATION. No resale value. Pluses. Great in snow! Other than yawing feels quite safe. Plenty of interior room great storage - good visibility.


Best Features

Traction in snow.


Worst Features

Transmission power/acceleration. Better design on 4WD shift motor.


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don't buy it
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By batman2327
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLS 4dr SUV


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This vehicle is not very good. It is underpowered and has many little problems. Everything from not being able to keep the wheels aligned even when dirving carefully to the rear windshield wiper working occasionally. The inside feels cheap and plasticy and the resale is absolutely horrible.


Best Features

The stereo is alright eventhough the CD player broke after about a month


Worst Features

Just do away with it, now that will be a great improvement.


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good auto
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By WALTER
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLS 4dr SUV


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auto is good for the price. repairs are cheap.


Worst Features

more fuel efficiency, fuelish in city driving


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