1999 Ford Explorer User Reviews

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

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

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gets through anything

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have replace the cv joints

lfig
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Old Black Gets Through Anything — It has carried every body and every thing through anything. It has been through every snow storm in the last 10 years. It has carried the entire neighborhood through any storm, rain, sleet, snow, hail, trees, durecho, floods, tornadoes, and sunny weather. Our neighbors went out and bought one because this has been such a good car for us.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tmog writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT AWD SUV Review
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4

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Great in the snow

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Only seats 5 people

Tmog
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Decent — The size is not big enough for our families needs but overall is a great small SUV. It handles well, especially in the snow. Never got stuck and we live on a big hill. Has plenty of power and we used it to haul our boat. Drove it across country and it has been a trustworthy vehicle.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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

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Had vehicle since new in 1999.  Has generally done very well during 14 years.

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Has not aged very well in last few years.

Rolf_Hamerquist
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Time To Put Out To Pasture — Have put 223,000 miles on vehicle since new. The transmission has not been replaced, but is getting "clunky". We never hauled anything, only kids, dog, and cargo. Has held up well, but is showing age and mileage now. Would recommend the bigger engines (ours has SOHC V6, not base V6) as they seemed to have held up better over time, especially if not hauling large loads. Acceleration is not what it used to be when new. No jump to vehicle. Gas mileage has gone down.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Allen writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer AWD SUV Review
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Lots of room.  Reliable.

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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

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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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powerful, fun to drive

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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

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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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2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned By TMACWEBDESIGN

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Great Suv Probably Best In Its Class/size By Divinejudge1

This SUV was very nice! It felt as nice as some Range Rovers my friends own that are only 5 years old. On that alone I believe this SUV is a great value and worth considering as a buy. I'm not a fan o... Read More

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2013 Ford Explorer Reviews

Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned By TimmySEO

I like everything about the Ford Explorer . My favorite is the technology , so far advanced compared to the competition . I read reviews on the MyFord touch that were negative . Maybe if you are lik... Read More

Nice Looker By kidscoach

A great improvement in interior design and grade of materials. A few more amenities I would suggest, heated second row seats, more cup holders, ambient lighting around the headliner, second row adjust... Read More

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2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

Solid Family Car, Vary Happy With It For The Most Part. By Jay

I wish I had opted for the Limited, memory seats and the intelligent cruise control would have been great features but were not options in the XLT. The interior is pretty roomy for a midsized SUV, but... Read More

First Ford, So Far So Good. By codemannwo

I've only had the SUV for 24 hours, so only time will tell. I will keep posting updates with my impression of this vehicle as I drive and use more of it's expansive features. Just wondering if I nee... Read More

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2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

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

Super Fun, Sporty Suv With The Looks To Boot! By gacowgirl79

So far this is my most favorite SUV I have ever owned. I have owned an explorer before but it was nothing compared to this one! With this one, I am just looking for a reason to get behind the wheel ... Read More

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2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

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

Best Mid-sized Suv Out! By Billy

This is my 2nt Ford Explorer and definitely not my last! This vehicle is built Ford tough and is fun to drive. Comfortably seats 7 and the 3rd row seat is very roomy for a mid-sized SUV. I wish I wa... Read More

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