1997 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: 132,000 miles and counting

1997 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
132,000 miles and counting
By jlppimb on


1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


I bought the SUV new in '97. Have taken it off road a couple times and the truck was awesome. With higher mileage some things have started to wear out as is expected. The fuel mileage stinks, but what do you expect, it's not a compact car so get used to it. Mileage can be increased by adding a new air filter and changing the computer chip if you want. I will hate the day I have to get rid of the truck but I know it's coming soon.

Best Features

4WD on the fly, center console and overhead console, plenty-o-room.

Worst Features

Mileage (which has been increased slightly since I got mine).
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