The distinctive, and large, grille opening is flanked by wraparound headlights. Those are the things that keep resale values up. Deciding which Explorer with which engine and which transmission could take an afternoon of brochure browsing. Also, Noticed Instrument Panel Would Get Too Hot To Touch. May 15, 2002 ford explorer 98, Interior Windows, Lights, Etc. Vehicle was purchased on 19980901.
Deciding to buy an Explorer is not too difficult. A simple three-position dial on the instrument panel controls the four-wheel-drive system. The 4×4 Low mode switches the transfer case to the lower gear ranges for serious off-roading. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. It has been so successful that there has been little inducement to change it.
The Wiring Harness Should Not Have Been In The Position In Which It Could Be Disconnected By The Passenger. We were pleasantly surprised by the straight-line performance those 205 horses provided. The Explorer's other strong suit is its best-in-class roominess, perhaps the key element in its popularity. There's a slot for air in the bumper, and an air scoop below. Later On, Windshield Wiper Commenced To Operate Erratically Or Not At All.
Summary The Explorer continues to be the best-selling sport-utility vehicle in the country. Driving Impressions You can treat an Explorer like a compact family sedan. Wipers Work Ok After Engine Warms Up about 5 Min. The optional moon roof has a one-touch-open feature. Vehicle was purchased on 19991001. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. If Certain Conditions Occur, A Fire Can Break Out, Even When The Engine Had Been Turned Off And, In Some Cases, Idle For Days.
Firm but comfortable, with a strong sense of control. The various controls are king-size, making them easy to operate when the vehicle is moving, and we give the overall appearance of the instrument panel top marks. I Have Not Used The 4wd Very Much At All! However, the Explorer doesn't really feel like a truck on the road. Shorter folks may find optional running boards helpful. At moderate speed on a favorite section of twisty bits, the Explorer was quite good: no lean in turns, the steering was exceptionally quick and precise, no wander in a straight line and on the narrow road did not give the impression it was about to shoulder oncoming traffic into the ditch. This Problem Has Still Not Been Fixed.
The suspension does do a good job absorbing road irregularities, though, and that's how it differs from trucks. The electrical System Has Got Out On Me Twice While Driving. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Vehicle was purchased on 20010712. And finally, the big 5.
Vehicle was purchased on 20980701. On One Occasion Motor Was Replaced. This Vehicle Has Only Been Serviced By The ford Dealership. Modest ground clearance and a long wheelbase limit its usefulness in rough country. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. This is, we reminded ourselves, a 4,166-pound truck.
Consumer Did Not Know Why This Problem Happened. Higher trim levels boast rear cupholders and a storage bin. Its Not Clear What Caused The Fire. But none have come close to the popularity of Ford's Explorer. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.