1997 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: 69,000 and no problems

1997 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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69,000 and no problems
By Dave Miller on


1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


Unlike those reviewers who have panned
the 1997 Explorer, I have found with
Mobil 1 and had regular maintenance by
Explorer has performed extremely
well. There has been only one problem
which cost about $100 in repairs. It
has been an excellent truck. The gas
mileage is about my only complaint but
after all, it is a fairly large truck
that with only average aerodynamics. I
feel my Explorer has met my
expectations and am totally satisfied
with its performance and value.

Best Features

I like the dash layout; the convenience of multiple DC outlets, and the space when the seats are folded. The center console 6-disk is great. The engine has very good highway performance and it is a better than average four-wheel drive, off-roader.

Worst Features

Nothing significant. Cosmetically the center hub on the wheel was not my favorite look.
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