I have decided to sell my trusty, reliable old friend, the Blue 1999 Ford Explorer XLS.
This vehicle has been seen me through a lot over the years – from bachelorhood to buying a home, then to marriage. And numerous road trips — at least three to California, several times down the Oregon Coast, Utah, Arizona, Cranbrook, Prince Rupert.
Mechanically, the vehicle has been great — never any major problems. I have kept it very clean both inside and out.
In the day and age of skyrocketing gas prices, why would anyone be interested? Well, it isn’t exactly a 4 cylinder gas miser, but it is a V6, which is powerful enough to tow a boat, but much more economical than its V8 cousins. And if driven efficiently, reasonable fuel economy can be achieved – I personally recommend use of cruise control and the overdrive gear, when driving on the highway. And keeping good care, regular oil changes, etc, will help considerably. It’s one of the most fuel efficient full sized 4×4 SUVs you’ll find anywhere.
Here are the details:
- 4×4, Automatic with Overdrive
- Loaded XLS model with Power Locks, Power Windows, Mirrors, Cruise, Tilt
- Fog Lights,Running Boards
- Aircared until 2010
- MP3 deck with line-in for your iPod or MP3 player
- 6 Cylinder, much better on gas than the V8 models
- 150,000 KM
- Very clean, has been an extremely reliable vehicle
- I am asking $4,500 OBO.
This is one of the cheapest ways to get a reliable 4×4 in great shape.
Please respond via e-mail or call me at 604-218-4678 if interested. I live in Port Moody and can arrange a meeting anytime that works for you.