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1998 Ford Explorer

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 13/Hwy 18/Comb 15 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1998 Ford Explorer Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 1119 Ratings for the 1995 - 2001 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    8.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

In love

By on Monday, August 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 181,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "price, reliable"

Cons: "hard to find replacement parts"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I absolutely love my Ford Explorer...the older versions, not the newer ones. The newer ones just don't do it for me. Compared my 2001 to my 2007 one, I much rather drive my 2001 Explorer. She's a little rough around the edges, but the drive in it is outstanding. She's been with me through thick and thin, she has her forever home."

Best car I've ever owned!

By on Thursday, August 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Rugged, stylish, powerful, great road car"

Cons: "the big V-8 likes gas (15 mpg locally, 19 highway)"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've owned this vehicle since late 2001 (it was an Eddie Bauer "executive special" with nearly all Ford's extras at the time, AWD and the 5.0L V-8 engine). Consumer Reports gave this particular Explorer model the highest ratings I've ever seen for any US-made car, and it has lived up to those ratings totally. I've detailed it twice a year, and it still looks almost new, has an attractive light tan/green color with tan trim. Carefully maintained, my auto mechanic thinks it has many more years of life, and it would be an excellent used-car buy for a quality-seeker. It is frankly worth a good deal more than the current blue book value."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

One of my favorite cars ever

By on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "All-around handy car for everything"

Cons: "wish it was a V-8 for more zip"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"SUV is very utilitarian and versatile. Many excellent features i.e. - back up alarm; one button seat position changer; storage space, etc."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

SUV has been rebuilt front end and rear end.

By on Monday, August 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is a great car and has 3000.00 in new parts in the front end and the rear end the air condition has been completely replaced"

2000 Ford Explorer XLT

By on Friday, August 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 138,876

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned this SUV for 6 months and I love it, but it's to small for my family. I'm looking for a chevy Tahoe or chevy suburban more likely a suburban. the suv looks and drives like bran new. it's fully loaded, I'm not a ford fan but this is the best ford suv I have owned."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Most reliable vehicle we've ever owned

By on Friday, July 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Worth the money, dependable"

Cons: "Interior & paint job haven't held up well"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"2nd Owner. We purchased it in 2001 from a dealer. It now has over 200,000 miles on it. So far, we haven't replaced any major parts. The only problems we've had have been with the door locks and the speakers. Handles great in the snow."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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