1999 Ford Explorer User Reviews

1999 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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  • 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" 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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1999 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV Review
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solit build its a truck wat can i say

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terrible gas millage

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99' Explorer Sport — I love my truck its been good to me so far. it handles llike its sposed to like a brick haha. has terrible gas millage but its pretty good. it currently needs to b fixed because the wheel barings are warn out. its fun to drive and gets me to places that i want to go.

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1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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Solid and safe cab. Rides smoothly, If driven right can get up to 20 mpg

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

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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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1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL SUV Review
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Comfortable, plenty of room.

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More comfortable on the back seat than the two front seats.

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It Is An Okay Car. — It is pretty comfy. Has tan swede interior and pearly white paint. runs pretty smoothly. I don't really know how many miles. It gets about 20 miles to the gallon which isn't to shabby. It isn't real fast or slow. Carries 5 people and has a V6 engine. More comfy in back seat than in the front.

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1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT AWD SUV Review
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Reliability. and Agility

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Horsepower. and gas mileage

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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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1999 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport SUV Review
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Could haul a lot.

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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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1999 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV Review
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Good size, not too big not too small. Styling, both inside and out.

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Quality adn MPG

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Bad Car For Me, Was In Two Accidents. — Not bad at first. After first accident it went down hill. Milage was terrible, only 11 MPG.

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1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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Mine has an awseome sound system

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I hate having to drive it

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Eh........ — Its ok i have had quite a few mechanical problems. It has an awseome sound sytem....well mine does. Its performance is awful, the brakes are decent but nothing special...at all. Im not very happy qith it i love muscle cars so getting this car was insanely dissapointing.

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1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUV Review
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looks, power, turning radius, MPG

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Dependability

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This Was My First Car, I Loved Theresa, But She Was A Pos — No one forgets their first car, and this was my dream car at the time. I got it senior year in HS and was in love. That was, until everything started falling apart. Hoses, sensors, even the rear glass fell apart. Although, she made it to LA twice, tahoe, and many other places without so much as a peep.

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1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT AWD SUV Review
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Good family car lots of power with the V8. Can tow tons. Loads of room. economical for its size. Good looking.

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Takes a large amp / subs to get sound to the front

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Great Off Roader. — Good family car lots of power with the V8. Can tow tons. Loads of room. economical for its size. Good looking.

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1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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surprisingly capable off-road, comfy interior

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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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2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

Number 1 Suv By jrl559

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After driving the new Ford Explorer sport for the first time about six months ago, it has to be the best SUV on the market. The performance of the 3.5L twin turbo 365 HP engine is second to none. The ... Read More

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2013 Ford Explorer Reviews

Super All-around Suv! By Kpecot

Great family SUV. Lots of cargo room and passenger comforts. Love the leather, roof rack and 4WD upgrades as well as SYNC and Bluetooth features. Drives nice, solid handling. Liked it so much, getting... Read More

Super Suv! By Kpecot

Loved this SUV. In fact, I'm getting another one (2014 or 2015)! Preferred to drive it over our second car, which is a sporty and fun-to-drive 300Z. Leather and 4WD a big plus but not "must haves". Li... Read More

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2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

The Ultimate Snowboarding Assault Vehicle By cargurusLV

What's the point of getting an SUV with 5-seats? That's just an oversized car that eats up more gas. That's why I got the Explorer. It has 7-seats and luxuriously appointed with a great tech convenien... Read More

Feels Good, Looks Good. By mikepetrey

Like the appearance and performance. Smooth riding SUV with all the luxuries. The air conditioning is very cold, the heat is very warm. All power features have always worked with no problems whatso... Read More

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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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