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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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    5
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD worse.
    "The jeep has the full size spare in the back which takes allot of space."
    Value Ranked 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD better.
    "The limited had more options and a better radio. More capable off road."
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    1998 Ford Explorer Review
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    Easy to work on, I own the 2wd rear wheel. so the trans and engine are easy to get to as well as the front end is a joy to work with.
    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUV Review
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    Great All Around Daily Driver — The ride is a little rough. But, I guess that is to be expected since it is built on a truck frame. Comfortably seat 4 adults and plenty of cargo room for trips to the lake or a couples night out. Car seats for kids fit easily and plenty of room when doors open so you don't hit their head as you maneuver them into their seats. Reliable, Reliable, Reliable.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great Daily Driver, Low maintenance, very reliable

    Cons: Not so great on fuel economy

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    1998 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport SUV Review
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    Exploder — love this truck, its old beat up., but reliable.. little maintenance. it is a daily driver. i am a ford guy, i dont want anything else.. but i have trouble findin a replacement. because it is a manual and i dont want an automatic..

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: ford guy here.. i love it.. my little beat up Exploder

    Cons: its old

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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    98' Ford Explorer — All in all this car is very reliable. It's great in weather and very reliable. No matter what's wrong with it it still gets you from point A to point B. It's very reliable. Overall a it is good car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Very comfortable and reliable. Gets me from point A to point B and that's what I need it for. Great for moving, I moved from home to college without having to rent a bigger car. All in all I love this car.

    Cons: The fuel economy sucks. With the cost of gas now it really weighs on my wallet. It's also in the shop a lot. When I have the money to get it fixed there's so much that always needs to be done which also weighs heavily on my wallet.

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer AWD SUV Review
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    The Longer I Had The Car The More I Liked It. — We bought it with 60k miles in 2002 and it now has 170k in 2013. The only repairs were the radiator, front a-arms bushing were squeaking and the whole arms had to be replaced. The torque coverter is starting to develope a shudder. It went through 2 kids learning to drive.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Dependble, nimble, easy to drive

    Cons: Mpg is not great, but i live n th mountanous area.  The V8 is a bit of a slug  in the mountains.

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    1998 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV Review
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    Worth It — This suv is alot bigger inside than it looks. Very comfortable on long trips and a nice ride. It doesn't have alot of power for acceleration and is really a dog on hills but it's fine for normal everyday driving. Gas mileage around town is horrible but it's not too bad on the highway about 10mpg city 15 highway. Parts to repair it if it breaks down which isnt that often are reasonable. I really like it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I like the roomyness, comfort of the seats on long trips, 4x4 and looks most.

    Cons: I hate the gas mileage ang the severe lack of power it has.  

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT AWD SUV Review
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    Great Winter Suv, Cant Beat The Sound And Power Of The Tried And True 5.0l V8 — Even though it weighs a hefty 4330 lbs the explorer 5.0l v8 really gets up and goes. The sound of the magnaflow exhaust is addicting and it is so much fun to drive. Overall this vehicle has had common problems that most ford vehicles suffer from. Like radiator, lower ball joints, water pump, and other normal maintenance. Overall this is a strong runner and very reliable vehicle.

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

    Pros: I love the V8 power and sound.

    Cons: I hate the full-time AWD

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT AWD SUV Review
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    Its Called An Exploreer For A Reason! — great all round vehicle, strong runner with comfortable handling. the all wheel drive system makes for the complete package. Quiet interior with a quality sound system. Plenty of ground clearance for off road fun! Good acceleration whether towing or crawling thru the mud!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: buy 1  ,, hell buy 2.... i have 3!

    Cons: could use a little more head room.

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUV Review
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    I Like It — its gots speed ninja it handles very well in snow and ice and dirt love to do burnouts in it fun machine wished it had fewer miles on it but overall it is a solid piece of equipment and i like dirtbikes

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

    Pros: speed

    Cons: a/c

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    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

    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

    2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Sporty By Melissa

    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

    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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