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1999 Ford Explorer SUV

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The best SUV in America
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By bobby smith
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD


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I purchased this vehicle with 182,000 miles on it and it has run real good for me. It still doesn't use any oil, and all the power features work 100%. It also does real good on fuel 16-19 city, 21-24+ highway with the sohc v6 engine. The Eddie Bauer leather seats are real comfortable. It has a sharp turning radius, and the 4x4 auto gets great traction.


Best Features

The great fuel economy, 4x4, relabilty, Eddie Bauer leather, looks, 6 disc cd player, that it's Americain made.


Worst Features

Nothing really


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Absolutely Love my Explorer
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By BB
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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I purchased my Explorer after my GMC Sonoma was totaled. My back was injured so I was needed something comfortable and reliable. I found it in the Explorer. I have had only two mechanical problems: locking mechanism went out on the drivers door this year ($500incl labor) and the “GEM” module went out so I don’t have washer fluid on the windshield ($300 for part from Ford). Otherwise very reliable. Overall great SUV.


Best Features

Reliablility! Comfortable and sense of safety! Lots of room, keypad on door. Cruise control, AC is cold.


Worst Features

Nothing but gas mileage. Though I know there have been some improvements on the newer models.


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Just keeps running
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By grahame
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLS 4dr SUV 4WD


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Purchased new and maintained. Kind of wish it would give me excuse to get rid of it, after almost nine years it would be nice to drive something different. It just keeps running and at this stage is not worth much as a trade in. It hauls construction materials, has pulled trailer, been in Northern Ontario and Quebec in the winter and is safe and reliable. I read about people with transmission issues and drive train issues but so far it's been bulletproof.


Best Features

Good hauler on renovation projects and moving my kids out. Rides best when it has at least 1,000 pounds in it.


Worst Features

Lacks acceleration and it rides like the body on frame solid axle truck it is.


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Great Bang for the Buck!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Fedgar
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV Sport 2dr SUV


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I am long-time Ford fan. Have owned three Explorer, hands-down one of the best products ever made by Ford. Plan on buying an '06 soon. Will definitely get the 4 door next time, but the two-door is very maneuverable in city traffic. Easy to park, very reliable.


Best Features

Turning radius, SOHC V6 (versus the OHV V6)


Worst Features

They've already made them all in the new models.


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Perferct car
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By SOHCv6
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


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Very reliable, 5 speed automatic and low gears just perfect. Good gas mileage for the powerful truck. It does 16.5 in the city


Best Features

4wd; LSD; Sohc; 5speed automatic; 2 door SUV very convenient; leather seats; auto lamp; 6 cd changer


Worst Features

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