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1999 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 38 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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"ride" 13 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"big space" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews

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Adam writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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5

Pros

Its blue and has leather interior

Cons

gas mileage

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Amazing Vehicle — best car ever... never lets me down and its stylish. Performs well in all conditions: rain, snow, mud. Is not very expensive, and gets decent gas mileage. Super fun to drive. big, holds a ton of people, LeatherInterior!!! Get one, you wont regret it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Luke writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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5

Pros

Solid and safe cab. Rides smoothly, If driven right can get up to 20 mpg

Cons

expensive to fill up, but low cost to buy now.

55

Excelent Suv — Great vehicle. learned to drive on it and compare all other cars to it. Handling is sturdy, needs to take sharp turns slower but that is expected. Easy to do small maintainence but costs a fourtune to take to a shop. Can hit a buck at 50+ mph and only break a headlamp cover.

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Garrett writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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4

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Plenty of room in trunk, performs pretty well

Cons

Doesn't ride the best in the back row of seats

45

Pretty Nifty Car — It handles pretty well. The breaks are pretty good but the acceleration pedal sticks a little bit so it is sort of jumpy at times. Interior is a little dirty in the back floorboard and the center console top is slightly ripping ever so surely. It gets pretty good gas mileage for how old it is and the fact that it is an SUV. Overall its a pretty fun car to drive.

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Clark writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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4

Pros

Usefullness, comfort,

Cons

gas mileage, age

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1999 Ford Explorer — Its a step up from my last car but i liked that one better. it was unique the one is more run of the mill. I wish it was a standard but thats my sacrifice for more refinement. The gas mileage could be better but it is a four wheel drive suv (18mpg). No major repairs while i've had it. The power and acceleration is better that i had at first expected but i wish it could burnout. the automatic 4 wheel drive kicks on at the first sign of slippage. Just started have interior rattles but then again it is almost 10 years old. Not as fun to drive as my 5 speed ranger but it can be fun.

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Troy writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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5

Pros

syling, room

Cons

shifing/staying in gear

55

One Of The Best Fords Out There — Shifting could be better, but for a V6 with a five speed auto, it has a good amout of power! I love how much room there is inside. I love how well it handles in winter weather. Styling is phenomenal! it a such a sporty looking SUV, one of the best looking out there! Everyone always complains about the gas mileage, but if you dont drive it hard, its easy to get 24 mpg!

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Maria writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL 4WD SUV Review
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3

Pros

Fun to drive.  Lots of room.  Tows well.

Cons

Big.  Hard to park at times.

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Great Suv — Great SUV. Lots of room. Wished I still had it. Tows well. Minimal maintenance even though it was used. Little high on the gas mileage but fun and easy to drive. Nice appearance. Great in all types of weather. Definitely work the money. I would buy another one in a flash.

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Josh writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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5

Pros

eveything about it

Cons

tape player spits out tapes sometimes

55

Best And Strongest Car I Know Of — Its a strong truck that we can get in and drive problem free. we have taken it across the country on extreme last minute things and it will go no problem. it has plenty of power and the handling is amazing. the body is in great shape and it gets 20mpg highway. we filled it up with cement when working on our house and it drove through cities and highway like there was nothing in it. over all i could not be more pleased in a car.

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Jesse writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT AWD SUV Review
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5

Pros

Reliability. and Agility

Cons

Horsepower. and gas mileage

45

My Exploder — I love my explorer. It'll take me anywhere i want to go I just put some brand new 31x10.50 BFG All Terrain TA's on it. I have 196 thousand miles on it and it still runs great. It's not fast by any means but it has enough torque to haul my boat or my trailer. i have had to do some work on it. but power steering pumps and ball joints will always always go out any car. the only thing i don't like about it, is the gas mileage. I drove all interstate on one tank of gas and i averaged 14 miles a gallon with the cruise set at 65. and it doesn't have the 5.0 or the 4.6L v8's. i have the 4.0L Over Head Valve V6 . Overall I love the truck

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Craig writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport SUV Review
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3

Pros

Could haul a lot.

Cons

Engine had problems after only 116,000 miles.  I know people with Hondas with over 200,000 miles that can't kill them...

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Functional And Took A Beating — Did OK but ran into a value issue at 116,000 miles which is pretty bad. My options were replacing both heads for $1,600 + of Marvel Mystery Oil. I choose the latter which got the engine to last another 15,000 miles, but the 'Check engine light is back on and inspection is due... I need a new car and am unlikely to get another Ford after this experience. It's too bad, aside from the engine problems it was a good truck

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Brian writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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4

Pros

surprisingly capable off-road, comfy interior

Cons

low MPG

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The Smoke Still Lingers 10 Years Later — Every Explorer is different. Mine in particular is a love-hate relationship. It's 10 years old so it certainly needs/has had its share of repairs. Aside from that however, I love everything about it. The '02 Explorer I had before this one is a little quicker, but it can still giddyup when it needs to. I've added a K&N filter and flowmaster 40 w/ 2.5'' pipes to give the 4.0L some breathing room, as well as an Almani 800W 4 channel amp, Kenwood headunit, and 4 Alpine 5x7's at 250W a piece to enhance my own experience.

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2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

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2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

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2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

Lots Of Toys On The Limited Awd By goldy

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