Information shown for entry-level SUV.
City 14/Hwy 19/Comb 16 MPG
|Max Seating: 5|
|Engine: V6, 4.0 Liter||Transmission: Automatic|
|Country of Origin: United States||Country of Assembly: United States|
By aleta on Friday, February 28, 2014
I owned and sold this car
Reason: timing chain went out
Pros: "Stylist powered everything"
Cons: "wasnt built to last the long haul"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I was in need of another truck after my 86 chevy suburban c10 was stolen buy the way the oldest and best vehicle I've ever own against my better judgment I brought a ford an old one at that I brought a 97 explorer 2 years ago it had 143,000 less then a month ago I heard a funny noise sure enough the timing chain was going out I was told I had maybe 6 months until it died that was bs it went out at less then a month later at 172,000 miles a few days ago. that was the last straw I refused to put any more in this thing the body was in great condition no rust which is unusual in a 17 yr old truck in Chicago against my better judgment I purchased it. it was clean inside out engine seem great about 7 months into it I saw what this truck was about the locks went out couldn't lock the doors else u couldn't get in/ out door handles broke 4x4 went out transmission lurked up hills, ride isn't smooth numerous leaks hoses replaced alternator, ball joints, thermostat housing calytic converter exhaust system driver door stopped opening had to climb over seats ac compressor water pump starter tune up oil change were all replaced last year I passed the emissions test in july i decided I should keep it now I've invested in it and it was winter ready I live in Chicago we are having a ruff winter below zero temps the truck would not start if the temps went into the single digits or below zero this happened over and over battery alternator starter were checked and fine once it got into the teens it would start. the truck is now in the junk yard I got $350 for it I put thousands into it over a 2 year span and got all of 30,000 miles out of it PLEASE DONT BUT THIS TRUCK UNLESS UR A MECHANIC OR IT HAS LESS THEN 120K MILES ON IT ONCE IT HAS ALOT OF MILES ON IT YOU'RE DOOMED REPAIR AFTER REPAIR"
By g on Friday, February 28, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 155,000overall rating 4 of 10rating details
Pros: "Looks great, fun to drive."
Cons: "Needs engine work, and other minor repairs."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4
"Exterior looks good, no damage or rust. Includes roof rack, hitch, and Michelin tires with good tread. Interior has issues such as... floor mats have tears and carpet has stains. Console between driver and passenger seats has a tear in the vinyl, seats have no tears but do have some stains. The cruise control located on steering wheel does not work and electric door locks need repair. Engine has a loud sound that I was told from the timing chains, common with this engine. If not for this poor design of the engine the 1999 Explorer would be a great vehicle. Oil change not made on a regular basis."
By Tampa-M on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Bought it new and have used it for the last 15 years to ride, haul and enjoy. This vehicle was expensive at the time but proved to be a great value. I have no intention of getting rid of this vehicle. I have other new cars but still enjoy using this one very much and it has proved to be completely reliable."
1 person out of 2 found this review helpful
By kahuna on Thursday, February 20, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 98,000overall rating 4 of 10rating details
Pros: "drives ok"
Cons: "too many engine problems"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"Vehicle needs all kinds of mechanical work and the engine compartment is rather dirty also no gas cap as well as dents in passenger door broken drivers seat as well as broken drivers side inside door handle truck will not start as the cylinoid is probably toast"
1 person out of 3 found this review helpful
By DudleyDoc on Thursday, February 13, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 177,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Never a more useful car."
Cons: "All-wheel drive a drag on fuel economy"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Bought it in 2000 with 19k miles. I just popped the airbags in a winter driving accident. Totaled due to age. Did everything it was designed to do. Lots of space; more than my Yukon XL. Very reliable. Would happily have another one."
2 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By jkgwildcat on Saturday, February 08, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Dec 2013 top of the line Michelin tires with extended warranty German made struts has life time warranty. Two year old battery. Excellently maintained with all service reports available."