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Best auto I have ever owned
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By goldilox
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV AWD


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Best auto ever owned...reliable...never once in the shop except for reg checkups.


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NO problems so far
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By BrockExplorer
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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Although I've just recently purchased this vehilce, my parents purchased it brand new and we have never had a single problem other than regular scheduled maintainance. The vehicle has been great and I plan to drive it until it dies which I'm sure will be at least 200k, this is one of the 3 Fords my family owns, ( F-150, and Taurus) I'm proud of all my fords.


Best Features

I love everything about it, stero system, one switch 4wd, very roomy, rear audio, lamps on the exterior mirrors.


Worst Features

Gas milage could be better but no real complaints.


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bad ball joints, cam tensioner etc
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By boatman188
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought it used in 1999, with 3000 miles. Great veh. for towing our boat. But disappointed with Ford. No help with costs of replacing auto cam chain tensioner at 40K mi., ball joints both sides at 60k mi.,and intake manifold gaskets. Ford did provide new tires of course to replace the Firestones. Why such poor front suspention joints?


Best Features

Good tow veh.


Worst Features

Improve ball joints, engine intake manifold gaskets, etc


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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, Reliable Transportation
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By Critical_level
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLS 4dr SUV 4WD


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I had originally traded a mustang gt for this because I needed more space and the ability to get through the snow. It ahs been a very reliable vehicle and has never let me down or stranded me. It has alot more room than the grand cherokee and blazer. It has decent power and has a decent ride (remember its a truck not a car). I would recomend this to anyone looking for a reliable and trouble free four wheel drive vehicle.


Best Features

The proven reliabilty, the vast amount of cargo room and looks nice.


Worst Features

Nothing really.


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