1998 Ford Explorer Xlt Sport Utility 4-door 4.0l Cold Ac All Wheel Drive Safe on 2040-cars
Sussex, New Jersey, United States
Engine:4.0L 245Cu. In. V6 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Body Type:Sport Utility
For Sale By:Private Seller
Exterior Color: Green
Interior Color: Gray
Trim: XLT Sport Utility 4-Door
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: AWD
Options: Cassette Player, 4-Wheel Drive
Number of Cylinders: 6
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Disability Equipped: No
Sub Model: XLT
Condition: UsedA 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.Seller Notes:"Vehicle shows normal wear and tear associated with any vehicle of this era. Any further damage or defects are shown in pictures below."
1998 Ford Explorer all wheel drive, V6 engine much more efficient than the V8, automatic transmission shifts well. Truck has been sitting about one month interior has been vacuumed and cleaned out exterior has not been washed in some time. Pictures of front of vehicle are showing bird droppings that will wash off. Truck is in fair condition for its age, engine starts quickly and sounds good. All power accessories are working including ice cold air conditioning, No visible leaks, smoke, or noises. Tires could stand to be replaced but it is drivable as is, I lent a friend 3000 to buy this vehicle and unfortunately I ended up with it. I have no need for another vehicle and know almost nothing about this truck, I have never driven except in my parking lot. I know that he installed a front wheel bearing and the receipt is in the vehicle. Truck is being sold with a clean new jersey title in as-is where-is condition with no warranty expressed or implied. Pictures serve as part of the description. Please ask any questions you may have before the auction ends. Deposit via paypal in the amount of 500 is due immediately when auction ends no exceptions, deposit is non refundable. What you bid is what you pay no more no less, no exceptions. Perspective buyers are welcome to come view the vehicle please call or text me anytime to set up an appointment. Thanks and good luck bidding 973-670-6496
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It's hard to think back now, but the same man overseeing the design of the 2013 Ford Fusion also presided over a rather lackluster period in Ford design, highlighted by vehicles like the Five Hundred and Freestyle. With the redesigned Fusion receiving high praise, J Mays tells Automotive News that he feels vindicated from criticisms suggesting he's not a daring enough designer.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:01:00 EST
When Mays took over as lead of design in 1997, he admits to having quite an ego ("My head would barely fit through the door some days. I've long since gotten over myself") and the workload to match. With the Blue Oval's portfolio full of premium brands like Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo at that point, along with the bread-and-butter Ford, Lincoln and Mercury models, Mays certainly had quite the challenge.
It was in the mid-2000s that Mays took over just the premium brands, and took on the new title of Chief Creative Officer. At the time, Mays endured some criticism for looking backwards to retro styling, rather than setting a new standard for American car design - criticism that Mays says he is free from with the all-new Fusion.
Ford has announced a major recall of 850,000 vehicles from model years 2013 and 2014 due to a problem with the "restraints control module."
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:13:00 EST
According to Ford, a short circuit could develop in the module, causing the airbag warning light to illuminate. In more severe cases, dependent on where the short develops, the airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners may not work in the event of an accident. The problems can be more wide-ranging than that, too, as systems that rely on information from the control module, such as the stability control can be affected.
With 850,000 vehicles affected, it's no surprise that some of Ford's volume leaders are covered. That includes the Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, as well as the incredibly recall-prone Escape and the C-Max MPV.
General Motors isn't the only Detroit automaker posting falling profits in the first quarter. Ford just released its Q1 2014 financial data, and it reported a net income of $989 million, down $622 million from Q1 2013. The drop is partially blamed on higher warranty and recall expenses than the company had anticipated.
Financially, Ford suffered a rough quarter almost across the board. Its pre-tax profit of $1.4 billion was also down $765 million from a year ago. Things were even worse in the North American market where operating profit fell significantly to $1.5 billion, down from $2.392 billion in Q1 2013. However, its global revenue ticked up slightly to $35.9 billion, from $35.6 billion in this period in 2013.
Ford admitted that it spent about $900 million on expenses that it hadn't planned for during this quarter. According to Reuters, the company paid about $400 million in additional warranty and recall costs in North America. The automaker didn't explain why the costs were so much higher than expected. However, in the last three months, Ford has had several recalls, including on the 2001-2004 Escape for rust, Explorer for its steering, Edge for its fuel line and others.