1999 Ford Explorer Sport from North America
Mediocre - bad SUV. Don't suggest Ford
Oxygen sensor went kaput.
Finicky battery wires.
Armrest was already broken when purchased.
Rattling noises when at idle around 125,000 miles.
Check engine light stuck on.
Regular lights are almost as bright as the "brights".
GAS GUZZLER. I am sorry I bought this thing now simply because it eats SO MUCH FREAKING GAS. I expected it to, but I didn't expect gas to get so high on prices.
The Explorer has also been a pain in the rear as far as dependability goes, but that's expected from an American-made car (especially Fords) with over 100,000 miles on it.
And a lot of problems have had to do with an after-market security system some idiot had installed on it before I bought it.
I would rate the Explorer at about a 4 out of 10 for everything (10 being best). I'm very happy that I'm about to switch cars (hopefully a dependable, gas-efficient Saturn).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th June, 2008
Did you shop around before purchase? A car that is nine years old probably will have a broken armrest.
The oxygen sensor probably hasn't been replaced since new, or not for a while.
The check engine light is probably on due to the oxygen sensor, or a faulty wire.
We have the same problem on our 2001 Taurus with the 'Low Coolant' indicator. Have you tried replacing the bright bulbs?
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