By Thomas Wolfe on
1999 Ford Explorer XLS 4dr SUV
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.
Traction in snow.
Transmission power/acceleration. Better design on 4WD shift motor.