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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Sport Utility 4-door 4.0l. on 2040-cars

Year:1998 Mileage:229335 Color: White and Gold /
 Tan leather

Crawfordville, Florida, United States

Crawfordville, Florida, United States
Body Type:Sport Utility
Vehicle Title:Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
Fuel Type:GAS
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 1FMZU32E5WZA87982 Year: 1998
Make: Ford
Model: Explorer
Trim: Gold
Options: Cassette Player, 4-Wheel Drive, Leather Seats, CD Player
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Drive Type: 2WD
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Mileage: 229,335
Exterior Color: White and Gold
Interior Color: Tan leather
Disability Equipped: No
Number of Cylinders: 6
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

Third time's a charm??  If you have any unpaying bidder history, or have less than 25 successful transactions on ebay, we reserve the right to cancel your bid as we have had 2 nonpaying winning bidders on this vehicle.


This Eddie Bauer Edition Ford Explorer looks pretty on the outside and in some places on the inside as well, but it is well used, well worn,  and has some issues but if you notice, most of the issues seem tied together...electrical? and not serious. Some savvy mechanical type could probably easily fix the core problem and have themselves an awesome vehicle.  For that matter, the tires alone are worth the beginning bidding price!  


First off, the good stuff:



 radio, cassette player. 

 The console control for these, located on the steering wheel, work.

 gas gage

window wipers

power mirrors

 power passenger door locks

 inside lights

automatic keypad on passenger side

4 good tires

cranks right up

power seats

trunk roomy and clean w/ intact carpeting

cruise and cruise controls

nice shifting transmission

Jack w/ nice spare



Front windows won't roll down; window motors appear to be fading.

front passenger door won't open

CD player goes in and out

window washer fluid reservoir needs to be replaced

air conditioner doesn't work.  heater is finicky

L headlight works but is cracked

hood has to be propped to stay open

night time running light knob doesn't work. 

center console cover is torn off.  new leather is purchased to repair and will come w/ vehicle.

trunk door window does not stay up unless propped.

engine and overdrive lights remain on or blinking.

leather seats in some areas are tearing

carpets are stained

tear in the driver's visor

crack in front window which has not worsened over time

missing brake pedal cover

leather door coverings scratched from age

thermostat housing needs replacing

radiator has small leak

On Jan-24-13 at 06:47:51 PST, seller added the following information:


On Feb-08-13 at 18:07:43 PST, seller added the following information:

We reserve the right to end this auction early as the vehicle is also available for sale locally.

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