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By Max
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1999 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


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Bought with less than 50K miles, overall good vehicle display went out for radio/cd about 100K miles. had to rewire some due to electrical issues. its a beast in the snow. Motor is still great, plenty of power, doesn't burn any oil at 175k miles. will replace ball joints, transmission is still going strong being original hoping to get another 25k miles out of it using it for work commute only. i could take it on a road trip, but thats why i have another ford.


Favorite Features

remote start and heated leather seats for Nebraska winters. Great motors on explorer, sold my 96 explorer a few years after i bought this one, it went cross country and is currently at 225K miles, ugly but still going strong.


Suggested Improvements

Electrical reliability, would like to know what station i am listening to.


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A Beast!
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By vince1995
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1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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Bought the car with 141,000 miles on it. now has 161,000 miles. have had no problems at all. does very well in the snow. I would suggest this car for anyone that lives in an area that gets a lot of snow.


Favorite Features

Snow, and the 4X4 is amazing.


Suggested Improvements

None.


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I love her!!
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By alavacca
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1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


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So I bought this truck after my Acura Integra was stolen. I decided I wanted to be higher up off the ground so I bought the 99 explorer. I absolutely loved the truck but I am 4 foot 10 so it was hurting my back. I decided to sell it for a smaller car. I sold the car to my fiance's old boss. Three weeks later my smaller car was totaled. His ex boss kept the title and truck in the parking lot and it was never touched. After 3 months we offered to pay him back for it and he did. The truck was not started in 3 months (and it is very cold here) and she started right up!! She always started right up and never gave me an issue. I knew I could never part with this truck!


Suggested Improvements

Window motor, door lock, center console


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Oldie still going strong
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By jenennis06
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1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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I owe a 1999 Ford Explorer. I love my truck. I live where it snows a lot and it rolls over all of it with no issues. I has enough room for my family and our pets. I can easily say this is the best thing I have owned. Bought with a newer motor (under 20,000 miles on it) and it says it over 224,000 miles on the truck it's self. The engine runs smooth. Starts every time. Has some cosmetic rust. But I figure that's normal. Replaced normal wear and tear items. I bought a new radio by choice. With all the bad I find the good and would buy a Ford again.


Favorite Features

Pros: Room Safety 4 wheel drive Reliable Parts are pretty easy to find Tells me the temperature Cons: Inside wear and tear. My middle console is ripped. Back wiper doesn't work Back door is Bipolar. Works when it wants to I need to replace ball joints (were done few years ago) Gas mileage stinks. I travel a lot. Rust Doors auto lock and I have to unlock them from the drivers door. I physically have to open the passengers door from the drivers side also.


Suggested Improvements

What can they really do? It is an older truck and wear and tear comes with owing it. I wish it was a little bit bigger. And had heated seats.


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The Best SUV I'VE EVER HAD.....LITERALLY!!!!
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By babawuzhere
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV AWD


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I have a 1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer with a 5.0L engine and it has NEVER let me down in anyway! It had almost 200,xxx miles and its still runs and drives FLAWLESS. I wrecked it a month ago and it still runs flawless! It's unstoppable! It's an amazing suv.


Favorite Features

Guage that displays information like MPG, miles to empty, battery/oil life etc., the big 5.0L engine, everything about it. especially the built-in subwoofer.


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