1998 Ford Explorer User Reviews

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUV Review
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    45

    It's A School Car — I like that it is a four wheel drive vehicle and that it gets me from point A to point B and back to A. The two bad thing about this car are that it is a gas guzzler and that the throttle sticks.

    Pros: 4x4

    Cons: bad gas millege

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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    55

    Love It :) — Best SUV i've driven :) Never broke down. I would buy another one because it's a very reliable SUV. My dad had it for 5yrs before he gave it to me best decision hes ever made lol!!! :) love it and miss it :)

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: can take a licking and keep on ticking LOL!!

    Cons: A/C cost about $400 to fix :(

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer AWD SUV Review
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    Good Truck, Not Great — Ok vehicle. I wish it got better gas mileage. Handles very well and has so far been dependable. This truck gets about 15 mpg and has over 180,000 miles. I have had to replace front drive axle once and the O2 sensors are costly.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: goes anywher

    Cons: gas mileage

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    1998 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport SUV Review
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    Amazing. — I love this Tank. I call it the M1 A! "Abram". It has totaled three other cars and is still running like a champ. The interior look really nice. I love this beast. I have 2 10" subs powered by a 1,000 watt amp. Decent sounding system now.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Fun, and reliable.

    Cons: Nothing realy.

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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    Firefighters Suv — My explorer is light blue and I have fun with it... For a SUV is has really good acceleration and even though it is a SUV it really does not have a lot of body roll. It is fun to drive and it gets about 20 mpg on average.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: good room and good power

    Cons: it is an SUV so the suspention wears faster than a sadan

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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    I Would Buy It Again — i love my ford explorer its the best truck i ever drove except for the transmission going out which was a down side but i love driving the car but i love my audi 2 my 2 favorite vehicles i own.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Agility

    Cons: Transmission

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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    She's A Hottie — Been a great truck so far. Amazing fuel economy considering how old it is. The little 4.0L needs to downshift when going up a hill, but it usually has enough pep when needed. It's fun enough, and has the sex appeal too. Pretty sound truck as well. Keep her maintained, and she'll treat you great.. don't maintain her, she'll still treat you good

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: 24MPG from a 5600lb 98 SUV?  Pretty damn good

    Cons: Doesn't have overwhelming power.. if you're looking for that, grab the Eddie Bauer edition with the 5.0L

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    1998 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport SUV Review
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    Reliable And American — Quality is great on the ford explorer, feal as if it can go on forever. It is not a sportscar but you do feal it has power. The cost is a bit high due to the fact that it is heavy and poweful. And for gods sake get it in manual and you wont even want to drive a ferrari.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: reliablilty

    Cons: gas

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT AWD SUV Review
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    The Car That Took Me Around Australia's Best 4x4 Journeys. — Performance: lots of power to play with and handles good. Build Quality: They all have a problem in engine valve's. Appearance: Looks good inside out and looks Tough. Cost of ownership: Fuel she's to thirsty parts not bad price. Fun factor: Awesome to drive on road and off road.

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

    Pros: Very comfy and good road handling

    Cons: Sucks a lot of fuel especially in E.U countrys

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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    Ford Explorer — The motor was the V6 and only done to it was put on an aftermarket intake system. Just general maintenance like iol change,brakes,etc. Got to drive in the winter time in Ont,Canada. It was a good clean inside & out.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great in the winter months in Ont,Canada

    Cons: really not made for a big guy!!!

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Number 1 Suv By jrl559

    The Ford Explorer is the best looking (inside and out) and driving SUV on the road today! All Around Great Performance and absolutely a pleasure to drive on any roadways. Very comfortable interior and... Read More

    Top Of The Line By scottbr

    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

    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

    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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