Very dependable vehicle!!!
Most of my problems were just irritating nothing I couldn't live with. Some of the problems were created by my children. The back wiper never did work quite right. Tried to get it fixed with no luck. I finally gave up on it. It worked whenever it wanted to. The automatic locks keep blowing a fuse taking the automatic locks and the driver seat adjustment out. When trading drivers just changed fuse. (this is what you get when the kids play with the locks) Somehow the kids broke one of the backseat seat belts. Limited who I could transport. The dashboard console padding was starting to come apart.
I really like my 99 explorer. I really had a hard time trading it in just recently. We did have to replace oxygen sensors twice, but the overall reliability has been great. My explorer always got me where I was going. I needed that as I traveled quite a bit of distance with just two small kids. The vehicle did ride very rough, but me and the kids thought that is kind of cool. (unless I had to sit in the back seat). I would still have it, but my kids were outgrowing the backseat. We traded it in for an 06 explorer. Crossing my fingers that we have a good of luck with this one. I had always heard bad things about explorer, but with regular maintenance we put very little money in to the vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th February, 2006