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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV


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Attractive SUV. Bad steering but all the power makes up for it.


Favorite Features

Great exterior. Lots of options.


Suggested Improvements

Comfort!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Reliable
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By djuro
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV Sport 2dr SUV


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I bought the vehicle for reliable, all weather transportation. Great performance to fuel economy ratio. Easy to park in LA.


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Great Truck!! Review By Picky Car Buff
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By Gary Marchlewicz
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV Sport 2dr SUV


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No problems after 54K miles. Very solid construction. My Chevy's never go this long without needing repairs. I have the smaller V6. Pleanty of power, but not a racer. The ride is rough, but It's a truck! The under carriage is looking a little rusty. The paint still looks great. I am 6' 4" tall. This truck is a little too cramped for me. My wife and I vacation in it every year anyway. I want to move up to an expedition, but I don't want to give up my perfectly reliable little truck. I had the Firestone's replaced with Pirelli Scorpions. Awesome tires! It's only 2 wheel drive. I load up 240 Lbs of sand tubes in the winter . Cuts right through the snow!!


Favorite Features

Pirelli Tires. Ground Clearance. Looks. Solid Construction.


Suggested Improvements

Gas Mileage Sucks, But I drive it anyways! Too cramped for us tall guys! Under carriage shows a lot which looks cool, but only when parts aren't rusty!


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Poor Customer Service
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By free1
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV


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Overall, a decent auto, however, the V8 seems to have a problem with broken ignition wires (as early as 30K-40K miles). Ford is not willing to acknowledge this problem, but has plenty of replacement wires in stock! Also problems with noisy front springs and the brake pedal. Poor quality of rear wiper, electric windows, luggage racks. Comfortable seats, decent interior layout, good comfort features (lighted mirrors, remote door locks, etc.).


Favorite Features

Great Mach sound system w/CD changer (radio failed once, but was covered under warranty).


Suggested Improvements

Stay out of the V8 business on an Explorer - not made for it. Beef up the rear wiper assembly. Smooth out the ride - way too bumpy!


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Happy with my ford
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By tmoney
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


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very reliable and i am a happy customer.


Favorite Features

very comfortable ride


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great
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By jennifer lynn
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV Sport 2dr SUV


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all i need to say is great!!!! no problems!!!


Favorite Features

everything


Suggested Improvements

the only thing that i can say is money for gas!! but it is a suv


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'99 Explorer Sport
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By Eren
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV Sport 2dr SUV


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I bought this car in summer of '99 with 11k miles on it and now 3yrs later and now at 60k miles, it still runs great! It was my first car at age 15 and I think this vehicle makes a GREAT beginners car. The Winsheild wipers and Firestone recalls were a bit of a problem but the people at Ford replaced the wipers hassle-free and Firestone bought me $400 Goodyears. This SUV is really good when towing(Jet Ski) and I didn't have to buy a towing package (Just a ball). Overall an EXCELLENT car!


Favorite Features

Great Stereo system, Rear Lock Control, Easy Handling, Computer Programmed Key


Suggested Improvements

GAS MILEAGE! CD Player problems(w/ CD-R CDs)


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Nice vehicle, fun to drive
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By tboss
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV Limited 4dr SUV AWD


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This is a good vehicle, I've had a lot of fun driving it and will stick with Fords probably. The design is nice, I wish I would have optioned it out!


Favorite Features

Leather seats, very roomy


Suggested Improvements

I've had squeaky breaks...


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Don't Buy This !
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By PeterK
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


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I purchased a lightly used 1999 Explorer Sport in January, 2000. Last month, during the 60,000 service, I was told that I needed $1,000 worth of repairs just to pass state inspection. This is my 2nd (and LAST) Ford Product. The car is poorly designed, difficult to drive, and now ... unreliable. Consider the Explorer a "high maintenance" automobile and avoid it at all costs!!! I do not drive this vehicle off road and have always changed the oil, rotated the tires and performed all of the scheduled maintenance. I'm headed back to the Hondas .. at least I know I'll get 100,000 miles out of them with little to no repairs.


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By BillSchmitz
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV


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We have had no problems and the vehicle has been well maintained. After three years, there is minimal to almost no exterior problems. Total mileage is 33,000.


Favorite Features

Excellent acceleration, rides very smoothly and handles very well. Gas milage is near 20 miles per gallon, city driving.


Suggested Improvements

None for this model year


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