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I really appreciate everybody who responded to my first post a few weeks ago. While I'm still entertaining these ideas, I've run across an extremely clean '98 Explorer XLT with a V8/AWD, in fantastic condition for a reasonable price. Now I'm wondering about two things:

1. Do any of you that have an Explorer like this one, and if so, how is the gas mileage?

2. Any mechanical problems, particularly with the AWD?

I'm curious about gas mileage because my son drives a '99 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 4.7 V8 and it gets the same and sometimes a little better than my 4.0 pushrod. Also, the only real problem I've had with the Explorer is transfer cases, which I am currently on the 4th one.

Also, anything else anyone wants to pass along on the V8/AWD would be great. Thanks!
 

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was that the first year for the 4.6 in the exploder?
i know my old 97 had a 5.0L
 

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the 95 'stang cobra. i never had a problem with mine the mileage wasn't too bad on mine. jon took the front drive shaft out (i think he put a normal AOD into it), and it got close to 20MPG. he said the v6 in them was useless because it was underpowered for the truck.
 

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should be better because the engine doesn't have to work as hard to move it
 
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