1998 Ford Explorer User Reviews

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Limited SUV Review
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    35

    It's Definitely A Keeper — First and foremost, as far as performance goes, its transmission is shot, brakes are good and handling is close to perfect. My ford jerks alot when in motion but it doesn't rattle or spueak. The color is dark green with no dents or paint chips but the interior is a little lacking.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: great gas mileage

    Cons: needs new transmission

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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    45

    It Was Ok. — It was good for what i used it for. I used it as a truck. Pretty darn decent off-road and had a good 4wheel drive system. lacked clearence in some spots. Autotrac is nioce in snow, but a 2wd option would be handy. overall it was ok

    Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

    Pros: space practicality

    Cons: ball joints have issues along with a couple other things

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    1998 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport SUV Review
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    Eh? — Performance overall is not great. Will go without the air conditioner. The interior could use a definite upgrade. Mine is in near perfect appearance so i would say good but they definitely aren't pretty. I average around 21 in the summer and 18 during the school year. I have a manual. General offroading is ok. The ride is no good though.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The turning radius is epic.

    Cons: The interior by far. Performance is a little low as well.

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL SUV Review
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    The 1998 Explorer — I like that its got the 5.0 V8 that cobras run. Its great for hauling things off road fun goin to tha lake with friends or just cruisin around town. I fully recommend one to whoever is thinking about buyin

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

    Pros: lots of torqe

    Cons: loses power in 4th

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT AWD SUV Review
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    Idk — it deffinitely has power to go muddin and its very reliable and easy to modify for off-roading and it gets decent gas milage. very fun to drive cuz its all wheel drive so you dont have to worry bout gettin stuck

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

    Pros: transportation for now and its a ford so nothin to complain about

    Cons: none

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL 4WD SUV Review
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    Great Fun Good All Rounder — off roading this car was great fun extremely capable motorways was great on fuel cruising was lovely juicey round town tho and de-limited would easily reach 130mph+ very strong truck overall but delicate gearbox good looking car espicially with custom chrome bull bars and side steps, wheels made this a one off missed very much

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

    Pros: could go any where an i mean anywhere

    Cons: gearbox blew

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUV Review
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    Solid Typical Ford — transmission is a lot rougher than i like, even with it being a new one. noisy and rough ride. typical explorer chassis squeaks. suprisingly agile if you know how to drive it. gas mileage kills me so i WILL be looking for another car. even still, solid as a rock

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: solid solid solid

    Cons: TRANSMISSION

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL SUV Review
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    Mr Jones ... — I don't call it Mr Jones for nothing. It's old, broken and tired. I personally think he looks better covered in mud. He would be a better car to drive if it wasn't for a bent torsion bar and frame. But I guess that's what you get after hitting a wall during the rain on the freeway. It's a definite trip to ride in my car. I miss the off roading and dirt drifting days.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: it's still running...

    Cons: it's broken

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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    Love It — very rare with the5 spd manual but it is an amazingly fun suv to drive and lives up to its name 100% dont want to get rid of it. great off road in 4wd low its got rediculous torque and its kind of a little tank

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

    Pros: 5 spd, everything else

    Cons: wish there were more ponies

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    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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    Ford Explorer '98 — It's pretty good for a base model '98. its sorta cheap feeling in the materials used, but goes like nothing else from the era. Also pretty low insurance. All in all, its very good value for money, and get me all the way to my next car.

    Pros: goes real good in the snow

    Cons: on the low end of vehicle quality

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    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

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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

    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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