• (3.9) 17 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $704–$3,948
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 16-20
  • Engine: 205-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5
1997 Ford Explorer

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One tough tank

by ZackF from on September 15, 2017

This was my first vehicle. I loved it form the day I got it. Very powerful and somewhat reliable. However, due to the nature of the vehicle when I got it, it was constantly breaking down on me and the... Read Full Review

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