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Toting Three under Three
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By Froogle Father
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2008 Ford Expedition EL SUV Limited 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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Well this was a hard decision for us because we needed a vehicle that could handle three kids under three yrs old. We loved our VW Touraeg, but we couldn't put 3 car seats in a row comfortably plus have room for a double stroller. We looked at the Chevy Suburban LT3 and Our new Expedition Limited RWD. I will tell you I love the Expedition ELs power fold down seats and roominess on the inside. The MPG and no OnStar were drawbacks, but not enough to offset the amount of money I saved by purchasing the Expedition EL. Also the DVD could be easier to use since you have to be in the back to load the movies.


Favorite Features

Interior design, cooled & heated front seats, power fold third row, storage bin in rear compartment, room for adults to maneuver easily in rear, camera for backing up integrated in rear view mirror.


Suggested Improvements

DVDs loaded in the front of vehicle or 6 Disc DVD Changer in back, improved gas mileage Suburban is getting (14city/22hwy), better functionality & view of information center


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So Far, So Good
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By edjd
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2008 Ford Expedition EL SUV Limited 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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Purchased 08 Silver color Limited w/ DVD, Rear Camera, Cpt. Chairs, High Tow, etc. We've had this vehicle for just over a month and my wife is very satisfied. We have 4 children, we used to have an 05' Odyssey, 2 kids middle capt.chair and 2 in 3rd row. In the Expeditoin now, we have the triplets in the 3rd row and our eldest in the middle row. Tons of room for family! 6 speed auto! Rear cargo capacity is very satisfactory and we really like the autofold seats! The rear camera integrated into the mirror! very quiet ride vs. Odyssey. DVD system has been working great! smooth ride and so many options, For our needs, it's a keeper! Gas is what it is, 6k lbs weight!


Favorite Features

Rear camera, 6 speed auto, aggressive styling, fold in mirrors, power seats, safety, safety, safety. fold seats, tons of leg room! even in 3rd row, you can do all 3 rows comfortably!


Suggested Improvements

Dashboard and doors could be 'better' plastic, provide better 'information screen' in drivers dash. Create More 'storage' areas within car, 3rd row should have overhead lights, 3rd row speakers would be nice! Bigger glove compartment! More room to store in the rear, like jumper cables, tow line etc


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Forget the Suburban!
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By RICH
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2008 Ford Expedition EL SUV Limited 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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Spent 1 week test driving several Suburbans (LTZ/ZR1) but I constantly went back to the Expedition. This is my first Ford so I did my research. The Expedition has significant more leg room for the 3rd row which is great for adults but is also huge when you have 2 car seats back there. The 3rd row fold flat feature carries significant weight against the Chevy Suburban. The actual trunk space is 1" shorter than Suburban but is almost 3" wider. Compare to a comparable LTZ the Ford is $8000 less and still has more features. The 6 speed transmission is smooth and responsive. The ride is much better than the Suburban. The independent rear suspension on Ford is much more forgiving as well.


Favorite Features

Rear view camera in the rear view mirror. The Chevy requires you to purchase the $4000 navigation system to get the rear camera. Air condition seats (great for North Carolina). THX surround sound system is awesome! Interior is nicer in Ford. 6 speed transmission makes a huge difference.


Suggested Improvements

Integrated blue tooth for phone. An OnStar like feature


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Perfect for babies
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By SteveK
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2008 Ford Expedition EL SUV Limited 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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With a 20 month old son and twins on the way, my wife and I began searching for a vehicle that could easily accommodate our growing family and special needs. We needed a vehicle that had three sets of LATCH points in the same row as well as accommodate a Triple Stroller without using up all the cargo space. The Expedition EL was the only vehicle to do so. We now have our three sons in the middle row bench, all secured by LATCH. With the smaller portion of the third row folded to accommodate our stroller, we still have the ability to carry two more people back there in comfort along with all our stuff! Brilliant packaging job by Ford.


Favorite Features

Kid friendly seating, comfortable third row, power fold third row, power hatch, camera in rear view mirror, smooth shifting and ride.


Suggested Improvements

Weight of the truck hampers acceleration, so more power would be appreciated, especially for merging and passing. The 5.4L engine has been offered on other products with a supercharger; maybe this can be a viable option for the EL.


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