1998 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Like it but not sure I'll buy

1998 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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Sport 2dr SUV (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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Like it but not sure I'll buy another
By Jalbs on


1998 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


I teh SUV used with 58,000
miles on it. I had to replace the
breaks and rotars at 65K, replace the
original battery at 75K and at 80K I
needed new ball joints. The stereo
system is junk. The CD player shorted
out 5 months after I bought it and
there is a loose
connection some where in the wire
running to the rear speakers which
causes them work about 25% of the
time. I have driven it about 400 mile
from Boston to Rochester, NY about 10
times now (3 times with a full cargo
bed) and and very pleased with the
truck. I'm just worried to see what
is going to go wrong in another 10,000

Best Features

on the fly 4WD, good amount of cargo space, looks great, turning radius is phenominal

Worst Features

get a stereo system that works, fix your problems with the ball joints (it seems to be a trend on all of your trucks)
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