1997 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Rock Hard

1997 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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

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Rock Hard
By explorersaurus on


1997 Ford Explorer XL 2dr SUV


My dad bought me a 1997 Ford explorer about 6 months ago.
Pretty much my only gripe with it is the poor fuel economy.
Other than that, it's fantastic.
I have an XLT with the V8 and AWD.
I am yet to have used the AWD in the snow, but the V8 has supple power and (for a truck) smooth power delivery.
The driver and passenger seat is comfy.
Overall, a great purchase.

Best Features

10 way power seats... wow. The sunroof. The two-way liftgate is a bonus. Plenty of rear cargo space. And the build quality is outstanding. No rattles or creaks, and everything still fits tightly.

Worst Features

The headlights could be brighter. that's about it.
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