1999 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Good vehicle
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1999 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

1999 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV

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Sport 2dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Manual)

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By cjweb on

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1999 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV

Review

My wife and I have owned this truck for several years and have about 90k miles on it now. It has been very reliable and easy to maintain. I had the the ball joints replaced at about 70k miles, as the steering seemed slightly vague on-center. That cured the problem completely. I also had the EGR valve replaced at about 75k miles, and I had one of the chips in the ignition key quit working one time, which required a new key. Aside from those three problems, it has been a joy to own. With the 302 V8, the fuel economy is about what you'd expect (14 city/18 hwy) but the AWD is fantastic in the snow. I've owned 4WD pickups and the Explorer is much more capable. I would recommend this vehicle.

Favorite Features

Interior space, powerful engine, reliable electronics, decent brakes, trailer pulling capability

Suggested Improvements

Drivers seat could move back farther for taller drivers, slightly heavier springs in back end.
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