1998 Ford Explorer User Reviews

1998 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"ride" 18 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
"interior" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 20 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"transmission" 3 reviews
"rough ride" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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smcdowell writes:
1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUV Review
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5

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Great Daily Driver, Low maintenance, very reliable

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Not so great on fuel economy

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Great All Around Daily Driver — The ride is a little rough. But, I guess that is to be expected since it is built on a truck frame. Comfortably seat 4 adults and plenty of cargo room for trips to the lake or a couples night out. Car seats for kids fit easily and plenty of room when doors open so you don't hit their head as you maneuver them into their seats. Reliable, Reliable, Reliable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
1998 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport SUV Review
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Great SUV, fun, easy to repair (if needed)

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Gas prices suck and this isn't so easy on ur wallet

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Ford Explorer 2 Door Sport. 4.0 Sohc Ho V6 — I bought the SUV from my grandpa in April of 08. It only had 105,000 miles on and it runs like a champ. Really fast, sturdy, and fun SUV. Good job Ford. The SUV doesn't get many looks but when i those annoying guys in the riced out civics and crap pull up next to me and rev their little 1.8 litre 4 bangers i just laugh and step on the pedal and the awesome sound from my tailpipe just shuts em up. Aceleration in first gear may not be the best but second gear is the power gear. I can pull 50 in 1st gear almost 85 in 2nd gear and i havent really taken past 108 in 3rd so i'm not 100% sure about the rest but the point is, for a HO V6 this thing can boogey. Gas milage leaves a little to be desired but with a cold air intake, header back exhaust, hotter plugs, and some good tires the SUV would gain at least 50 HP and about 10 MPG. Bringin it from 20 some to 30 some hopefully. Not bad for my second vehicle

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Geremy writes:
1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT AWD SUV Review
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buy 1  ,, hell buy 2.... i have 3!

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could use a little more head room.

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Its Called An Exploreer For A Reason! — great all round vehicle, strong runner with comfortable handling. the all wheel drive system makes for the complete package. Quiet interior with a quality sound system. Plenty of ground clearance for off road fun! Good acceleration whether towing or crawling thru the mud!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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24MPG from a 5600lb 98 SUV?  Pretty damn good

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Doesn't have overwhelming power.. if you're looking for that, grab the Eddie Bauer edition with the 5.0L

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She's A Hottie — Been a great truck so far. Amazing fuel economy considering how old it is. The little 4.0L needs to downshift when going up a hill, but it usually has enough pep when needed. It's fun enough, and has the sex appeal too. Pretty sound truck as well. Keep her maintained, and she'll treat you great.. don't maintain her, she'll still treat you good

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Collin writes:
1998 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport SUV Review
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The turning radius is epic.

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The interior by far. Performance is a little low as well.

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Eh? — Performance overall is not great. Will go without the air conditioner. The interior could use a definite upgrade. Mine is in near perfect appearance so i would say good but they definitely aren't pretty. I average around 21 in the summer and 18 during the school year. I have a manual. General offroading is ok. The ride is no good though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Daniel writes:
1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUV Review
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The Beast — The radio doesn't stay in, not the best acceleration...transmission makes awkward noisees when sitting...the doors are kinda hard to open...someone shot a paintball at the floor on the inside!!! The Vin number comes up as two different things (Eddie Bauer 2WD and Explorer Sport 4WD), the paint is chipped, there are lots of dings...but overall it's pretty nice. Great back seat, it folds flat ;)

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chief1972 writes:
1998 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport SUV Review
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ford guy here.. i love it.. my little beat up Exploder

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its old

chief1972
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Exploder — love this truck, its old beat up., but reliable.. little maintenance. it is a daily driver. i am a ford guy, i dont want anything else.. but i have trouble findin a replacement. because it is a manual and i dont want an automatic..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV Review
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4WD

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MPG

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1998 Ford Explorer 4wd Limited 4dr V8 — Its a good car, but needs to be replace because it is burning oil and has some body damage. The newer models of the car a little better designed with a few modifications but still have many of the same benefits that my car currently has. The Explorer Limited 4WD V8 cost approximately $35,000-$45,000 to purchase depending on the options included on the car. Hope you enjoy.

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Edelberto writes:
1998 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport SUV Review
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reliablilty

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gas

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Reliable And American — Quality is great on the ford explorer, feal as if it can go on forever. It is not a sportscar but you do feal it has power. The cost is a bit high due to the fact that it is heavy and poweful. And for gods sake get it in manual and you wont even want to drive a ferrari.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jonathan writes:
1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer AWD SUV Review
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nice features like it tells you how many miles you've gone and your mileage

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everything else :)

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Poo — man the overall performance of this thing pretty much sucked, it used up sooo much gas in soo little time it was unbelievable! the cost of the car itself was decent but the cost of actually owning this crap was an outrage it got 12 miles to the gallon and i had to repair twice a month at least i would not recommend this car to anyone

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1991 Ford Explorer Reviews

A Very Useable 4wheel Drive By Aaronhawaii1980

I actually have a had a couple of these Explorers like this and they are tanks I turned one into a monster 4x4 and thats all I did with it. This one however is the Eddie Bauer which has everything in... Read More

Quick By hunterw26

good suv for mudding and hunting with friends, good off road truck, i like the 4.0 it has good power iv raced my friend and he has a f150 with a 5.0 and beat him its a good truck with good power for a... Read More

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1992 Ford Explorer Reviews

I Love My Truck!!! By Laurbee

When I moved from Florida to Pennsylvania I was told I SHOULD get rid of my Honda and get a 4WD vehicle. I traded my 97 Honda for my 92 Explorer. Ball joints were bad but expected. Very little rust ev... Read More

Good Vehicle To Own. By Brian

Vehicle has great acceleration, braking, handling, and ground clearance. Have had some minor repairs done (Water pump, Clutch, and Head Gaskets) but should be expected since vehicle has over 200,000 m... Read More

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1993 Ford Explorer Reviews

For Style It's An Suv And His Name Is The Beast By Loree

My Beast has been a good work SUV it is a 1993 and except for a few minor things that didn't cost me much to fix it is an awesome vehicle. Don't know how this years Explorer's have been rated but I ra... Read More

A Great Overall Truck I Love My Fords! By Conway83

Nice riding truck looked great, Tons of cargo space when you folded down the backseats just loved the overall look and sportyness of the 2 door backed up with the 5 speed manual tranny, The on... Read More

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1994 Ford Explorer Reviews

2d 4wd Suv By Alec_William

For a small vehicle it handles great off-road and going into the mountains. It is good at taking corners and going high speeds quickly. The brakes work exceptionally well. It's a fun little vehicle ... Read More

Junk By tfret

Comfortable and stylish, that's the only thing good I can say about it. The performance and fuel economy were both pathetic. I got angry at this car every time I drove it. My wife decided it was bad f... Read More

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1995 Ford Explorer Reviews

P.o.s Winter Beater By Tater343

At first I really liked driving it, but then the brakes went out, the tranny went out, the eletric window motors went out, the radio sounded fuzzy. Bought it for 600 and made it 3 months before the mo... Read More

Nice By Steve

its an ok truck needs more power for a 4.o tho its pretty sleeek in my eyes really like the rims forr bein stock but i really think it sits too low for a 4x4 truck deff needs to sit higher from fact... Read More

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