• (3.9) 17 reviews
  • MSRP: $292$5,212
  • 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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What do you really want in a sport-utility vehicle? Sure, somewhere in the back of your mind you see yourself on some remote dirt road, far from freeways and commuting, close to a stunning sunset reflected in a pristine mountain lake. But if you're like most, the real-world gotta-have checklist is different. Lots of interior space, a pleasant ride and enough power to keep up with the... Read full review for the 1997 Ford Explorer

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It just won't stop

by truchtec from Minnesota on April 29, 2010

I bought this explore for 2k about three years ago. it had over 196000 miles on it and I just needed something to get me around seeing that the car I owned at the time died. my explore now has over 26... Read Full Review

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