Written on: 23/03/2011
I bought my '98 ford explorer from a neighbour when my frontera packed up.A large amount of car for next to no money-£900.00 with full MOT & 95,000 miles on it,I have added 12500 in the past year,the car being spacious,powerfull and reliable.I had a problem with lumpy idling when cold,which is common on this model it was upper and lower inlet manifold seals.£60 and a couple of hours under the bonet.no probs.Parts are readily available on ebay,for minimal cost.Has a plesant driving... (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2005 by simmy0ne (2 reviews written)
I owned my explorer for 3 years and regreted selling it for a Hyundai Santa Fe. The Hyundai is fine, but not a patch on the Ford. I have 2 kids and a dog. With the in-laws living 300 miles away comfort and performance was a big issue. With a roof box we actually ENJOYED travelling so much, we even bought a caravan, which the Explorer seemed to love towing. It had self adjusting suspension which sensed the load and leveled the jeep automaticaly. We also have a Mazda MX5 which is great fun to... (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2003 by lordjohnhoward (1 review written)
I purchased my xlt in March 2003. Since then have done nearly 9000 miles and without a hitch. Some of the motoring press slate the car saying things like, "its cheap inside" and "interior trim around gearbox moves" well if it didnt it would simply break!!!!. I and My wife love the explorer and would not be without it. (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2002 by gary.
had owned a jeep cherokee and needed more space(which this has). kids love it. feels like a ford i.e. solid but unspectacular. dont agree with criticism of it`s size (it`s actually no bigger externally than it`s rivals). chrome a bit much, but it`s a heck of a car for the money! (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2001 by John Smith.
The Performance and off road abilities of my Ford Explorer go with its macho all-American styling. The car's very well-equipped. Gives 20 mpg if I'm lucky The costs of parts and servicing reasonable, but the depreciation was massive. My car has permanent four-wheel drive so it feels safe when driving. The self-leveling rear suspension works a treat, even though it's bouncy. The explorer is rather cumbersome to drive through town. The V6 engine packs a punch, although acceleration not... (read more)
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