Although my Explorer has had minor
powertrain repairs, they occurred
during the 6y/75K extended warranty.
My other complaint is the driver's
side seat recliner lever which was
placed in a terrible location. It has
broken off since every time you exit
the vehicle, you hit the lever with
your left leg. Other than the lever, I
love my Explorer because it still does
a lot of things well.
Ability to drive 90mph comfortably for
hours, turn onto snow covered 2-lane
with the shift-on-the-fly 4x4, and
have plenty of room inside.
this is my first suv and i love it!!!i
would like to have a new 2004 but i
dont like the new front end style.as
for my performance on my 98 i am in
love with the power take off from dead
start.the 4.0 sohc could benefit from
after market acc. but that will be done
later.the comfort,style and fuel
economy is really good 330 miles per
tank,my 99 taurus got the same
mileage.the dealer i purchased from was
excellant,the salesman delivered it to
my home and took my trade in back to
the dealer.as for handling of this
suv,after you learn it's traits this
pup can handle anything you give it.my
suv is totally stock.
economy,relialability and handling and
softer suspension but i love the truck
ride and feel.