1999 Ford Explorer User Reviews

1999 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 45 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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PROS
"ride" 14 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"big space" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 18 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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Allen writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer AWD SUV Review
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3

Pros

Lots of room.  Reliable.

Cons

Fuel mileage.

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1999 Explorer V8 — Performance: Average acceleration, braking and handling. Build Quality: No major repairs @ 175,000. Sunroof leaks some. Rear hatch rattles over large bumps. Appearance: Good. Clean and simple inside and out. Cost of Ownership: Gas mileage not great, 16-17mpg average. Maintenance cost are not bad. Fun Factor: Really?? Its fun in the snow, lol.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Billy writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT AWD SUV Review
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It got me where I needed to be

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It wore out,and I had to get a new car !

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Good And Old ! — It was a dependable vehicle. It hat a few factory recalls. I wish I would have never had to get rid of it. I will own one in the future when I am able to afford it. This car treated me well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Richard writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV Review
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the 4wd

Cons

gas milage

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Def Love This Truck — have always wanted a Explorer Sport when the tranny went out in my van had the chance to finally purchase one the payments on the truck are reasonable and I love driving it and it looks so macho I have had very lil trouble with this truck since i bought it and would def buy another one if this one ever dies one me

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shawn writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV Review
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5

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powerful, fun to drive

Cons

Gas and tiping

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Awesome — Terrible rear suspension. Ford only put in 1 rear leaf spring in some models causing the rear to sag. 4 abs sensors lead to rediculous lights on the dash and a pulsing in the pedal. Amazing off-road and in the snow. Sounds Great and Can take a beating. Lives up to its name Built Ford Tough.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Steve writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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Definitely a head turner and lots of fun

Cons

Hard to drive

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I Wish I Never Sold This Car — I loved this truck. I put over $10,000 dollars into this truck in the course of 5 years. It was great for off roading and rock climbing but not so great for daily driving, especially at high speeds on the interstate. The steering box still needed some work as well as other steering components. Overall, it was unlike any other Explorer around and looked great with no body damage even after all of the off road trips I put her through.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Dennis writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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Speed

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Its a Ford

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This Vehicle Is Ok — The 4 wheel drive is great. The quality is ok. Great speed even with a blown tranie. Pig on gas and maintenance is well better left unsaid. Its the best for off roading and speed. Good for family outtings. OKAY

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Chelsea writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL 4WD SUV Review
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quality, reliability, 4wd, highway gas mileage, roomy

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city gas mileage, jumpy gas pedal

Chelsea
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Amazing Quality, Great Buy. — Love it. Has about 250km on it, needed minimal work and this has seen true off road! Gas mileage in city isn't the greatest, but amazing on hwy. Acceleration pedal sticks a little. Paint has lasted, and minimal rust on back hatch. I do wish it had a more aggressive look.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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JTMONEY171 writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLS 4WD SUV Review
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Drives well, 4wd works

Cons

Handles funny

JTMONEY171
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Buy It — I love my explorer, its got me into and out of a couple of situations, but the only thing ive found wrong with it so far is the coast does not work anymore and my car lighter doesnt work either.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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William writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT AWD SUV Review
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Powerful and roomy

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gas mileage

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Suckin Gas And Haulin Ass! — Has plenty of room for myself and 4 friends comfortably with the power of a sports car. All wheel drive so its virtually impossible to lose traction on wet pavement. All around darn good american made ford products for life!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Sean writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUV Review
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It easily does a burnout for an SUV

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Nothing its a FORD! I could use a V8

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Excellent Performance And Quality — Very good brakes, pretty good acceleration, looks really good because I have HID headlights and window tint, nothing has broken because it's a FORD,about 15mpg (I have a lead foot) really fun to drive, best in class easily, I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for fun.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

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Feels Good, Looks Good. By mikepetrey

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2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

Sporty By lisser17

The room for my whole family in a reliable car. You will always get compliments on the ride and the look of the car. The convenience of the remote start is wonderful on hot and cold days! We love thi... Read More

Good Vehicle. By Ken

Could use a little more power. The 3.5L V6 is just not quite enough. However, I'm sure my mileage is much better than if it had a V8, so I'm not really complaining all that much. Otherwise, a very nic... Read More

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2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

Great Dependable Suv With All The Creature Comforts You Need. By SS131

What I love about this car is that it has the power third row seating which makes it very easy to accommodate more passengers with the touch of a button.Beautiful interior color combo and the Ford syn... Read More

Lots Of Toys On The Limited Awd By goldy

Accelerator responsiveness with the 6 speed transmission and the v8 is lousy. The 6 speed wants to be in 2nd when starting and shifts very quickly to 6th even when going only 30mph.6 speed is only goo... Read More

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