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1999 Explorer

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 3.5

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Great winter vehicle!

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Aug 26, 2008 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: 4x4, price and cargo space.
Cons: craftsmanship and gas mileage.
The Bottom Line: great winter vehicle. Never let me down. No breakdowns.

I bought my explorer in october of '07. I was just stationed in the north country so i needed a reliable winter vehicle for my wife and i. Decided to purchase my 1999 ford explorer sport 4.0 4x4. Except for that infamous back windshield wiper wither not ... read more

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From purchase to total crash loss

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Dec 30, 2005 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Pricing better than Japanese. Good turning radius. Good acceleration. Decent gas mileage (20 mpg overall).
Cons: Initial Shakedown cruise needed to get small bugs out. Wheelbase is slightly narrow.
The Bottom Line: Yes, if you tire of the typical Japanese stuff. I think this is the best American midsize SUV and still is.

I loved the car at purchase, the V-6 SOHC accelerated well, but it had a rough idle and slight vibration. The vibration took a few trips to the dealer before they isolated it to the exhaust pipe. The rough idle actually got better after 80K as I ... read more

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I LOVE my Explorer

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Jun 12, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Spacious, lots of power, solidly built.
Cons: Gas mileage.
The Bottom Line: I love mine and I know plenty of people that love theirs. They're not the number one selling SUV every year for nothing.

I bought my 1999 Explorer Limited V8 with 55,000 miles on it. It now has 68,000 miles and is as stro ... read more

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The First SUV..Great Job Ford

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Aug 2, 2002 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Nice comforts, stylish, passenger features.
Cons: Sounds like it always needs an oil change.
The Bottom Line: It is a great overall vehicle, it does everything that it is asked.

I purchased my 99 Explorer in September 2001. It had just over 45000 miles on it. It came pretty well loaded for the XLT, leather seats, moonroof, rear ac/heat, cd player, digital compass. The two wheel drive has done just fine for me and my wife loves ... read more

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Lots of space!

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Jul 2, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Lots of space and very powerful!
Cons: Not a very smooth drive.
The Bottom Line: If you need space and power and your budget is not for a Range Rover then buy a ford explorer. A decision you wont regret.

The ford explorer is the most sold SUV in the United States and there is a reason for that. You basically get a lot of vehicle for your money. The ford explorer comes in a range of version, sports (2 doors) and the standard version with 4 ... read more

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1999 2WD Ford Explorer Sport

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Nov 3, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Engine, handling, comfort-level, doo-dads, cost
Cons: Electrical system, tire-recall/death trap, Ford's lack of morals

I leased a '99 Ford Explorer Sport (2WD) 2 years ago and have been very happy with it. I did a lot of research into SUV's before picking the Ford Explorer. The Toyota 4-Runner seems, overall, a better vehicle, but it is underpowered and sluggish in ... read more

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I love my Explorer...except for a few things

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Sep 19, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Nice vehicle, drives and handles well
Cons: Some minor problems

When I decided to buy my first new car in 5 years, and only my second new car ever, I put a lot of thought into it. I had rented 4-Dr Explorers several times and had really come to like the features of them. For me personally, I didn't think I needed a ... read more

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WATCH OUT ~ ~ ~

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Aug 13, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: nice SUV
Cons: TIRES!!!

My sister got a 1999 Ford Explorer 2WD 2 Door Sport for her 16th birthday. It was a great SUV to start off with. At first, everything was great and nothing went wrong. Now...from what we thought was a little problem...we're ending up having ... read more

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For singles or couples without children, Explorer 2-door beats the 4-door

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Oct 14, 1999 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Agile, spacious
Cons: Less cargo space in the back than the 4-door

After driving a 4-door Explorer for 3 years, the Explorer Sport is definitely refreshing. The Explorer Sport has much better handling than the 4-door, and seems to get up and go a lot faster than the 4-door. Although the cargo space in the ... read more

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NEVER LET ME DOWN
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Apr 11, 2007 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Tough and reliable and safe..a work horse.
Cons: no stablelizer bar. Be careful on fast turns.
I bought the 1999 Ford Explorer with a little over 25,000 miles on it. Six years later and over 200,000 miles on it..its still running as if it were new. I did stay on top of the maintenance as far as changing all the fluids and break pads. Just recently ... read more
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Very Good SUV but have some problems
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Dec 21, 2006 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 20 Recommended: No 
Pros: Great Inside, drives great for the few weeks
Cons: It falls apart on you in a few weeks
This is a OK suv i bought one of them around last year. and it is still up and running. One of the problems i ran into and i have seen was that. The transfer case was very hard to get to when i had to replace it. Another problem with this SUV was there ... read more
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Great Vehicle
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Jul 25, 2005 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: hauling capacity, fun to drive
Cons: gas mileage, not great for infants to toddlers.
I have had my Explorer 2 door for about two years now. I love it! My five year old has plenty of room to be comfortable in the back seat and there's alot of room for hauling things around. The only problem I have with it is that the cruise went out ... read more
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1999 Ford Explorer Sport
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Jan 20, 2004 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Roomy, fun to drive, plenty of cargo space.
Cons: mileage
I purchased the SUV as a Certified Used Vehicle from a local Ford dealership and have been surprised at how pleased I am with the vehicle. It handles beautifully and I have not had any major problems. The only minor problems I have had are handled by ... read more
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