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1997 Ford Explorer XLT, AWD, 117K miles, 1 Owner, Pristine


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Cash Plus Fees

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Phone: (602) 663-3339
16421 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix AZ 85032
1997 Ford Explorer XLT, AWD, 117K miles, 1 Owner, Pristine
Green / Gray
117,200 Miles
Vin : 1FMDU35P5VZA49979

1997 Ford Explorer

Green / Gray SUV, 4 Doors, 4dr 112 WB XLT AWD, Engine: 5.0L 211.0hp, Automatic Transmission
Vin: 1FMDU35P5VZA49979 Stock: A49979
117,200 Miles
City MPG Hwy MPG
14.00 18.00
Actual mileage may vary

Vehicle Description

1997 Ford Explorer XLT, AWD, 117K miles, 1 Owner, Pristine

Probably the nicest 1997 Ford Explorer in town. Local owner brought it to me after owning it for 22 years. Non-Smoker. Ice Cold A/C. Interior and exterior are in exceptional condition for the year, make and model. Powerful SUV with V8 engine and all wheel drive. 117K miles. Clean and clear title.

Equipment includes:
-211 HP 5.0L 8 cylinder engine
-Factory leather
-Power windows, locks, and mirrors
-Cruise control and tilt wheel
-4 wheel disc brakes with ABS
-All wheel drive with automatic transmission

Check out the Auto Obsession website at for more information and to see the reviews and comments from our customers. Support a local small business and enjoy our quick and painless car buying process. Avoid spending 4-8 hours at a big franchise dealership. We provide a low-key shopping environment allowing you to enjoy your car purchase experience.

Most of our 10 year old or newer vehicles include a 3 month / 3,000 mile limited powertrain warranty. The remainder of our vehicles include a 15 day / 500 mile limited powertrain warranty. Additionally, we offer extended warranties for most of our vehicles, but never pressure our customers to buy warranties or other aftermarket products.

Please call Michael at 602-663-3339 to ask questions and/or to set-up an appointment. We look forward to your phone call and visit.

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Ford Explorer 1997 price $2,995
Ford Explorer 1997 price $2,995
Ford Explorer 1997 price $2,995
Ford Explorer 1997 price $2,995
Ford Explorer 1997 price $2,995
Ford Explorer 1997 price $2,995
Ford Explorer 1997 price $2,995
Ford Explorer 1997 price $2,995
Ford Explorer 1997 price $2,995
Ford Explorer 1997 price $2,995
Ford Explorer 1997 price $2,995
Ford Explorer 1997 price $2,995
Ford Explorer 1997 price $2,995
Ford Explorer 1997 price $2,995


5.0l (302) Efi V8 Engine Original Cost: $605

Xlt Preferred Equipment Pkg Original Cost: $350

AM/FM Stereo

CD Player

Leather Seats

Bucket Seats

MP3 Player

Luggage Rack

Standard equipment


5.0L (302) EFI V8 engine

Hood assist gas cylinders

4-speed automatic transmission w/OD-inc: brake/shift interlock

All-wheel drive transfer case

All wheel drive

72 amp-hr (650 cca) maintenance free battery w/battery saver

95 amp alternator

Super engine cooling

2260# capacity front/2650# capacity rear springs

2800# capacity front axle/3200# capacity rear axle

Short & long arm front suspension

HD gas shock absorbers

Front/rear stabilizer bars

7.0 5-hole luxury cast aluminum wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes w/4-wheel anti-lock system

21.0 gallon fuel tank


Color-keyed body-side moldings

Body-color door handles

Black-out B-pillar

Black-out D-pillar

Aero headlamps

High mounted rear stop light

Tri-color taillamps

Solar tinted windshield/side window glass

Privacy glass-inc: rear quarter window/door/liftgate windows

One-piece top-hinged liftgate w/flip-open rear window

Hood/instrument panel sound insulation


Limited sport bucket seats w/leather seating surfaces/pwr lumbar support/ 6-way pwr & memory

Matching split-folding rear seat w/headrest & "fold flat" feature

Color-keyed plastic scuff plates on all doors & liftgate

Speed control/tilt steering wheel

4-gauge instrument cluster-inc: warning lights, trip odometer, tachometer

Pwr windows w/illuminated controls/"one-touch-down" driver side window

Single-key system

Inside hood release

Illuminated entry

Warning chimes-inc: headlights-on, key-in-ignition & seat belt

Heater/defroster w/flow-through air ventilation

Side window demisters, instrument panel air registers

Color-keyed full-width pad instrument panel w/color-keyed cluster applique

12-volt pwr point

Glove box w/color-keyed latch

Ash tray

Black cigarette lighter

Color-keyed A/B-pillar interior moldings

Color-keyed cowl side/rear quarter panel/liftgate interior moldings

Color-keyed molded cloth headliner

Dual color-keyed cloth visors w/dual illuminated mirrors/auxiliary visors

Three grab handles

(2) color-keyed coat hooks

Front dome/map lights w/dual door/liftgate courtesy switches

Dome/cargo area light

4 load floor tie-down hooks


Driver & front passenger air bags (SRS)

Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes w/4-wheel anti-lock system

Front outboard lap/adjustable-height shoulder safety belts

child safety rear door locks

Front/rear outboard head restraints

Side door guard beams

Cross-vehicle beam

Dual note horn


We are here to make purchasing your vehicle as easy as possible.  Our customers mostly pay with Cash or Cashier's checks from their bank account. Although we accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover credit cards plus all debit cards, there is a 3.5% charge for these due to the fees we pay for this service. We also accept loan checks from most credit unions and banks if you decide to finance your purchase. Feel free to call us with any questions.

We partner locally with SunWest Credit Union for customers with good to great credit (over 620 score).  You can apply through the "Loan-By-Phone" line at 602-866-1129 or apply online at Please mention Sheila Scott as our SunWest bank representative. You can also contact Sheila directly at 623-334-2844.

For customers with less than good credit, we may be able to assist you with financing arrangements. The stipulations are as follows: 

  • Minimum of 2 years residence and employment history,
  • 1 or less repossessions/bankruptcies,
  • No current delinquencies,
  • No existing car loans,
  • $1,800 minimum gross income from 1 job,
  • 10% of the out-the-door amount or more as a down payment ($1,000 minimum),
  • You will need to provide the typical information:
    • Driver's License and insurance,
    • Proof of residence,
    • Current paystub,
    • 6 complete references (4 relatives + 2 others).
  • In-person applications only. We do not accept applications over the phone or e-mail.

We are not a buy-here-pay-here car lot. Please don't be offended by this, it is just not a part of the car business that I am interested in managing.  I can refer you to other dealers nearby that may be able to help with this type of car "purchase."

About us

Auto Obsession LLC is a pre-owned, late model dealer that provides customers with a simple car buying experience at competitive prices.  Auto Obsession is located in Phoenix, Arizona which offers clean, rust-free vehicles.  We are dedicated to customer satisfaction; our company's reputation relies on the quality of your car-buying experience.  We have a low-key type of personality and never use pressure to make you "buy today."

I am passionate about cars and have been since I started with Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars in the 70's.  I love sharing that passion with you when you purchase your car from us.  You will enjoy your experience when you come visit, whether you buy or not.


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