1998 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Depreciation monster beware.

1998 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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

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Depreciation monster beware.
By tcliffton on


1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


Fuel pump went out at 37,000 miles, not
acceptable. Dead in the driveway. Ford
wanted $900 with special 4x4 tow to
garage. Did it myself for $300, nasty
job. Radio display bad. Rear wiper and
rear electric release bad. Needs 4
shocks and brakes at 38,000. Got
sucked into the SUV craze I guess, very
few people actually need these
vehicles. Driving 4600 lbs of detroit
steel to drive work and get groceries
is insane, you really can't hual any
more than you can in a cars trunk and
back seat.

Best Features

Moodroof in the summer and 4 wheel drive in the Snow.

Worst Features

MPG! AllSUVs should be mandated to get 20 + mpg and an extra mpg per year after that. I really wanted to support American car makers, but won't next time.
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