1999 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: love my Explorer

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love my Explorer
By balger on


1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


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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