1998 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: I'll stay with General Motors!

1998 Ford Explorer SUV - Consumer Review

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I'll stay with General Motors!
By Bu_BU on


1998 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


After buying Vehicle @ 40,000 Miles,
Dealer Was terrible. I gave them the
Check and was told that there was only
1 Key and they wanted $65.00 for key
and programing. Engine makes a noise I
never heard before it sounds like the
engine is rattling after you restart
engine when it is warmed up. Noise Goes
away as quick as it comes. V=6 SOHV is
under powered for towing and 5 speed
trans. is ok when it shifts. The Best
Part of a ford is the transmission as
they Shifts smooth unlike the G.M's.
Lack of Torgue. It does have a Good
turning radius. Feels like the Rear
wheels stop before the body,Need I say
any More???

Best Features

Nice Ride, Smooth Shifting Transmission and Great Stereo!

Worst Features

Better Dealer training and from my experence the 3 dealers I visited, should learn to listen to what the customer is saying instead of making excuses. It's no wonder the Japanese cars are taking the market over. Needs better Milage but would trade for better reliability!
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