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By Scott
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1999 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV AWD


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Truck has been great mileage 19 city 22 highway. Awd is perfect in the Indiana winters. Heated seats loaded up Ford made a winner. just wish i had the 3rd row seat like the 2000. Ride is quick and smooth. Not as smooth as my 95 ltd but smooth. I have 111,000 miles no wrench turning as of yet.


Best Features

Power 4wheel drive leather heated seats fuel milage


Worst Features

Fix radio display problem the display go out. About a $100 fix


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1999 Explorer XL 4x4
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By fire2722
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4dr SUV 4WD


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Overall not a bad vehicle. Had very minimal problems with it. Poor gas mileage (14-16city), but to be expected with an suv. Under powered, pulling a double jet ski trailer it shifts down several times to keep up with its self. Seats are little uncomfortable. Ride is ok, not bad for size of wheelbase. No major problems mechanically. Rear wiper broke, headlight socket melted, power lock switch, and A/C leaks like most fords. Otherwise nothing broke. 75,000 now and havent replaced ball joints as most have, and havent had any transmission issues as most have. Have owned for little over 2 years and selling in a few days now for better fuel economy and comfort.


Best Features

Good amount of space in rear for cargo, folding seats for more space


Worst Features

More power, better fuel economy, better headlights( they dont project well after several new bulbs and adjustments.


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99 Explorer has been great!
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By JMA
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1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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We have had little or no issues with our Ford Explorer. In fact my siblings have a few issues with their Honda Civic and Honda Odyssey while I have few in the six years I have my Explorer. It rides great, looks good, is easy to maintain, and handles very well for an SUV.


Best Features

4WD, size, interior layout.


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By Aleta Walker
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1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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I love my car. Through all the SUV tales of rollovers and the Firestone tire issue we survived and love this car. Only shortcoming is the view and comfort of the back seat. Ford should narrow the front seat headrests for better back seat views. Thank goodness I'm usually the driver.


Best Features

I enjoy the height above traffic without being too big and intrusive in traffic.


Worst Features

Improve the view from rear seat. Also, driver experiences a blind spot when not only looking in side mirror when changing lanes to left but also turning my head and looking back.


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Never Again!
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By RLGHDAVE
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1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV AWD


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Bought used with 25k miles. Transmission (automatic) replaced with Ford rebuilt at 80K. Now at 140K transmission is failing again! This has turned me against Ford forever. Other downers: backseats very uncomfortable, rear seat belts torture passenger, poor city gas mileage, safety concerns with tipping over if tire failure, poor towing ability (UHaul won't even rent you a trailer), rear end wants to come around on gravel roads. Owning this vehicle for nearly 6 years has convinced me that I will NEVER AGAIN buy a Ford. My next vehicle will be a Toyota or Honda.


Best Features

Great space in rear if you fold down seats. OK in snow. No major engine malfunctions. Interior and exterior hardware OK. Still runs after 140K miles. Fairly comfortable ride for driver.


Worst Features

I consider this vehicle unsafe for a novice driver because of handling. Better suspension is needed. Also, automatic transmission is all together too gimpy!


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