1999 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: 1999 Mistake
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1999 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XLS 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Manual)

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1999 Mistake
By Thomas Wolfe on

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1999 Ford Explorer 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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