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1999 Ford Explorer

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Reliable and Comfortable
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By David
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Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

Bought used w/20,000 and am now up to 170,000 - no major problems. Replaced the ball joints was the biggest cost item. The Explorer has always started and is great in the snow, 4WD is superb and easy to operate. Had a Jeep Cherokee, which also was great in 4WD, but the Explorer is much more comfortable and roomy. Visibility is also very good. Worth a lot more than it's valued at, not sure why it gets any low ratings (because It's American I think).


Best Features

Great room, comfortable. 4WD is great.


Worst Features

Bouncy ride, center storage bin is awkward, improve the ball joint design.


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My XLS that I just recently crashed
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By crazy zach and x xls
on

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1999 Ford Explorer XLS 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

I had a 1999 Ford Explorer XLS, by far the most amazing truck I''ve ever had. It made its noises in the suspension and so on but it was to be expected with the way I drove. It was really fast 0-50 and then getting from there up was a little slow but still not an issue. I recently tottaled it unfortunately after investing a good amount of money in it. I spun it 3 or 4 times and then flipped it 3 to 5 times and then into the woods and walked away scot free only little cuts from the glass a bruise on the shoulder from the seatbelt and a bump on the head and cut from glass. This car saved my life. I very, very highly recomend it for first time drivers


Best Features

The v6 engine was good on gas. Sounds system wasn't too horrible either


Worst Features

Improvement in suspension. Kinda noisy and not too smooth of a ride all the time


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Still Running Great
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By Maureen
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1999 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


Review

I've had my Explorer Sport for several years & and now at 133k & several WI winters later its still running well. The alternator is the only significant part that's failed. Keep up with the regular maintenance & you shouldn't have problems. Perfect for driving around town & for hauling things. I'll probably be replacing this one with another '02 or '03 since those were the last years for the 2DR.


Best Features

The 4WD is great in snow & off road situations.


Worst Features

Make the towing package a standard feature. Also the interior quality could be improved.


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Poor fuel economy
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By Mi
on

Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


Review

I had to replace the engine head although there was coolant in the tank. Fuel economy is terrible. It now barely makes about 13 mpg.


Best Features

Ride is comfortable. Off road is good.


Worst Features

Fuel economy should be certainly improved


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Loving it
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By scooter
on

Vehicle

1999 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


Review

Handles great, good turnning radius, not much of a blind spot, low maintenance


Best Features

4wd


Worst Features

Tire jack is not secure, rattles and bumps rear tail light assembly causing brake light bulb to go bad


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