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love my Explorer
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By balger
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV


Review

I bought my XLT Explorer new in '99 and am now going to sell it after 128K miles. I have never had any major problems. I changed the thermostat once and the alternator once, but $800 in repairs over almost 8 years isn't so bad. The ride is bumpy. The power locks are about worn out and the radio randomly switches to CD randomly, but it's an old SUV. What do you expect?


Best Features

Room for cargo and myself. Easy in/out in front and back. Rugged good looks. High ride. The keypad on the door is the best. I lock my keys in the truck at a ball game and use the keypad to get back in. That way I don't have to lug keys around all day. It's great!


Worst Features

I'm only getting rid of it because I want a fancier look to drive people around in. I will miss it greatly.


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By Fordfan
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV Limited 4dr SUV


Review

One of the best vehicles I've ever owned. Very reliable, only two failures in 95,000 miles; the radio display and a $100 EGR part.


Best Features

Great power w/ the 5.0L V-8 and still get 18 MPG overall. Very comfortable power seats.


Worst Features

Stiff ride, much improved by the IRS in later models (I also have a 2006).


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American Dream?
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By jminichino
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


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I bought the car used at 19,000 miles and now have 130,000 miles on it. It has been a rough 130,000 miles. I change the oil every 5,000 miles and rotate tires. Thermostat has gone out twice, electrical system shorted out, causing $1,000 dollars in repairs, and my windshield wiper motor went out. Repairs keep adding up and I don't find it surprising that Ford is going bankrupt. I would love to buy another Ford, but I doubt that will ever happen again. American car companies need to invest in quality and durability or they are done for.


Best Features

Body style.


Worst Features

Reliability. Gas mileage. Quality.


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zippy toy with lots of room
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By Kayak Hike Ski
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV Sport 2dr SUV


Review

I've put on two kayaks and stuffed the back full of camping gear. At 88,000 miles, it's always started when I turned the key.


Best Features

When I step on the gas, it gooooeeess! I love the interior design on this earlier model. Easy to keep clean vs. later models with more spots to catch dust.


Worst Features

The drive belt is still noisy when cold - even after a recall replacement part.


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great Ford vehicle
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By kavinagal
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XL 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

My car has been a wonderful vehicle -- has always had good performance. reliability and such a good look. It's in great shape and has excellent highway mileage.


Best Features

Good gas mileage/always reliable/looks great/runs smooth/easy on maintenance.


Worst Features

Would just like a newer model with a good warranty.


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