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Anybody own an older model Ford Explorer??

My dh and I are considering buying a 1997 Ford explorer and I was just wondering if anyone owns one or has owned one and did you like it? what type of problems did you have with it? It has 160,000 miles. Did your outlast 200,000+? Thanks much in advance!


Asked by AProsser at 12:03 PM on Dec. 31, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • I also have a '98. I bought it about 5 years ago. It had 30,000 miles. Now its up to 90,000. For the most part, it is a very reliable car. The main problem I've had with it is the driver-side door handle/lock messing up. I was lucky to get one with such low mileage. I don't think we would have gotten it otherwise. If you are going to get an older car, its best to not get one sooo used. I'd say keep looking.

    Answer by hotmama404 at 12:36 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Yikes that mileage is too high.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • i have a has 135,000 miles on it and i've never had a single problem out of it. 160,000 miles is high....if you know fo sure it was well maintained i might buy it, but i def wouldnt pay more than $1000 for something with that many miles

    Answer by LoriaAnn at 12:31 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Thanks Ladies! The lady said she had the engine replaced 3 years ago and has been very well mechanically maintained. Inside and out is in great condition. Your all right though 160,000 is high mileage.

    Answer by AProsser at 12:55 PM on Dec. 31, 2009