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Nice truck!
By JDP on
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1999 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV 4WD
Review
I have put 15K miles on it, used. Good: Love the look, shines up well. No breakdowns or reliabiliy concerns. Interior is comfortable (Im 6'4), great seats! Easy to mod (grill guard, stereo). Good offroad/bad wx. Strong engine. Bad: Poor gas mileage (bad as a V8 in city). Ride is rough unless smooth road (good shocks and tires help). Strange sounds from random places. Needs check-up often to replace poor OEM parts. Ding-magnet (Ive gotten 5 nice dings). Overall, I like the truck and the pros outweigh the cons. Find a low mileage model, an extended warranty (havent needed it), and have it checked by a good mechanic. I give the truck a 7.
Favorite Features
Tough look, strong engine, sunroof, big tires.
Suggested Improvements
Better gas mileage, better suspension (the new IRS on the 2003s is what this one SHOULD be).
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