1997 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Great, until 70K miles!

1997 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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

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Great, until 70K miles!
By mike125 on


1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


The Explorer was a great car til about
70K miles. Since then, it has been
like all American Cars - falling
apart. I swear they build these things
to fall apart at 70K miles. How many
$250 O2 sensors can be packed into a
car that are made to fail at higher
mileages. That is on top of the $1300
Trans rebuild that I had to do while on
vacation in Fl. I know things break,
but my Honda with 130K miles NEVER had
any problems other than preventitive
maintenance. This is the last American
car that I will own!

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