1998 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Mixed Emptions

1998 Ford Explorer SUV - Consumer Review

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By GregFordExpSport on


1998 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


Always wanted an SUV and loved the look
of the 2-Door Ford Explorer Sport. I
purchased a 1998 program vehicle in
Jan, 2000.

I've had the heating/AC "arm assembly"
replaced. I've had 3 sets of brake
pads (all around) replaced this year
alone. The radio LED is beginning to
fade in and out. I had to replace the
EGER valve...woke up one morning and
the darn thing wouldn't turn over!

Fog lights simply will not work for
very long before having to replace.

Extremely rough ride, gas mileage is

Would I buy another Explorer? I don't
think so.

Best Features

I like the exterior, does have good power, love the 4 wheel drive capablity, and CD/Cassette stereo system.

Worst Features

Improve the gas mileage if possible. Clean up the ride as well. I realize it's an SUV, but a friend of mine owns a Toyota Sequoia and it drives like a dream. My Explorer can't even compare to the smooth ride of that SUV.
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