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1999 Ford Explorer SUV

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Most Disappointing Vehicle I have owned
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By Rob
on

Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

Requires the most maintenance of any vehicle I have owned. Timing chain tensioner (twice), emission control pump, ball joints (all), intake manifold gaskets, transmission valve assembly, O2 sensors (twice), required new transmission at 94K, the list goes on ... Some of these were covered under warranty. FORD so far has been unwilling to back the transmission. I had the vehicle into a FORD dealer at least 5 times between 30k and 75K (when the extended warranty ran out) and every time I was told that it was OK. Transmission failed at 94K. Pretty poor for a vehicle that is used as a daily driver and only hauled a small aluminum boat on a handful of occasions. Will NEVER buy another FORD.


Best Features

Vehicle is relatively comfortable and has a useful layout. This does not make up for poor build quality and reliability.


Worst Features

More reliability all the way around. Transmission, auto transfer case, engine etc, appear to be weak points.


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ver y reliable
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By turlet
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Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

I bought this vehicle in Deceber 01.
I was a single 28 yr old guy at the
time and wanted something that I
thought would be cool. I bought the
Louisville made Explorer. I loved
it. Still do for the most part.
However my new wife has inherited it.
Which is fine, she drives only 5
minutes to work and with the 17mpg it
gets. I can't afford to pay 2 dollar
gas. We still drive it when we go
places. It has been very reliable for
me. I know a lot of people have had
some problems. If you don't drive it
like a bat out of hell and change the
oil it will be fine. Besides normal
maintenance not had the 1st problem


Best Features

Cruise Control, Strong Radio, good 4wd package


Worst Features

Gas mileage is Putrid!! But tha's what you expect. Weak V6 for such a big bodied vehicle


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Meets my needs
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By tnich
on

Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer SUV Limited 4dr SUV


Review

Overall this has been a good car
giving me the room and features I
needed at a good price, however I hate
the suspension which can't handle any
hill or bump at an angle. Other issues
have been rear wiper and radio LED
which both work only occasionally.


Worst Features

Install independent suspension


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Best auto I have ever owned
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By goldilox
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Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV AWD


Review

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


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NO problems so far
Performance
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Fuel Economy
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Reliability
By BrockExplorer
on

Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

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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