1999 Ford Explorer User Reviews

1999 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 44 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: 4.1 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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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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Displaying 31 - 40 of 44 1999 Ford Explorer reviews.

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

Pros

easy to drive

Cons

size

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Good First Car — It was easy to handle and not too slow but not very much room. It required maintenance often but maybe because it was used. Pretty cheap to own and maintain. It was fun to drive and looked nice with a lot of options for appearance.

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

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

Pros

Lots of room for stuff (Guitar Amps) Not to bad on gas

Cons

The dent i got from my axel breaking...

35

1999 Ford Explorer — I love my Car. Acceleration is great and handling is sweet. Handles rad at 100mph. I broke the axel but other than that its rad. I love the DVD player and pop out screen and the leather seats. Gas is not bad at all. It takes about 35 to fill. Maintenance is pretty simple, oil, brake pads exc... this car is fun to take on road trips.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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Nick writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL SUV Review
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3

Pros

Comfortable, plenty of room.

Cons

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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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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Curran writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV Review
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3

Pros

Good size, not too big not too small. Styling, both inside and out.

Cons

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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Conlin writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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2

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Mine has an awseome sound system

Cons

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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Nicholas writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUV Review
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3

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looks, power, turning radius, MPG

Cons

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

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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.

Cons

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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John-Henry writes:
1999 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV Review
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4

Pros

4wd and comfortable

Cons

It burns fuel like it free. The spark plug locations

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Its A Pig On Gas — but its also partly my fault. The number 2 and 3 spark plugs are a pain in the ass to get at. The interior is very comfortable in leather. The outward veiw is decent and nice and high when your use to cars.

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2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

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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

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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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