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By scooter
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


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Handles great, good turnning radius, not much of a blind spot, low maintenance


Best Features

4wd


Worst Features

Tire jack is not secure, rattles and bumps rear tail light assembly causing brake light bulb to go bad


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Still Going
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By Chazmo
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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Other reviewers and friends of mine have "knocked" the Ford Explorer but my Explorer has been very good to me. It is a rugged, well-built vehicle that has proven reliable over the years.


Best Features

The keyless entry that allows me to enter my entry code on the driver's side door. Excellent fog lamps. Very roomy with plenty of storage compartments.


Worst Features

Increase the quality of the interior knobs/controls. My steering wheel cruise control "tabs" have snapped off making those controls just hang. Cigarette lighter broke.


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Great Car
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By Pete Murany
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD


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I purchased new; after 124,000 miles I have not touched the motor. It is a V6 and have never added oil between changes. Except for replacing tires, brakes, and front ball joints the car is all original. It is sad to see the rating on not just Ford, but all American vehicles. I have had 6 Ford vehicles and 2 Thunderbirds 89 & 95. Both over 125,000 miles. 2 Town Cars, 92 was sold at 135,000; the 98 I still have with 93,000 miles. The V8 does use oil, but the V6 on one of T-bird's and on the Explorer never used oil.


Best Features

Good strong motor, good car. too bad they get a bum rap.


Worst Features

Get the V8 to quit using oil. I had a 1954 Ford V8 and that never used oil. I also still have a 1967 Olds V8 100,000 original miles, never used any oil.


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solid dependable vehicle
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By chris
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV AWD


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We've had this car about five years and really had very few problems with it. We call it the 'snow beast' as its awd is fantastic in the snow. I've had a couple other 4wd trucks and this is just much more competent in poor conditions. It has the 302 V8 and can pull a trailer without complaining and is comfortable to ride in and drive. It beats you up at the pump, but it averages about 17mpg in mixed driving, so it's not much worse than your average minivan, suv, or pickup truck without awd! It beats the Jeep Cherokee I had prior to this by about 4mpg and it had the 4.0l I6 with part time 4wd,


Best Features

302 V8, steering wheel climate control & radio buttons, great AWD system, very reliable.


Worst Features

Improve gas mileage? None really. Pretty satisfied with the vehicle.


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love my Explorer
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By balger
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1999 Ford Explorer SUV XLT 4dr SUV


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I bought my XLT Explorer new in '99 and am now going to sell it after 128K miles. I have never had any major problems. I changed the thermostat once and the alternator once, but $800 in repairs over almost 8 years isn't so bad. The ride is bumpy. The power locks are about worn out and the radio randomly switches to CD randomly, but it's an old SUV. What do you expect?


Best Features

Room for cargo and myself. Easy in/out in front and back. Rugged good looks. High ride. The keypad on the door is the best. I lock my keys in the truck at a ball game and use the keypad to get back in. That way I don't have to lug keys around all day. It's great!


Worst Features

I'm only getting rid of it because I want a fancier look to drive people around in. I will miss it greatly.


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