Great big truck that can seat up to nine passengers and still fit inside a regular garage. Interior ergonomics are outstanding, and a nice standard equipment list make it competitive with other full-size utes.
Engine could use a bit more oomph; even the optional 5.4-liter has difficulty accelerating beyond speeds of 70 mph. The transmission could also use some refinement; upshifts are rather abrupt and downshifts should happen a bit quicker.
What's New for 1997
Ford's replacement for the aging Bronco is the all-new Expedition. Based on the 1997 F-150 platform, this full-size sport-utility vehicle is poised to do battle with the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon.
by chrischris71 on Jan 1, 2013 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV
Bought this truck at 300,000 miles with a cracked radiator. Only real maintenance done to this truck is a new radiator, new alternator, one new coil pack,
and some gaskets and seals. Before we started playing around with it it got about 17 city 20-25 highway. After putting a 2.5 inch suspension and 2.5 inch body lift its down to about 10 city and 15-17 highway. Mine is actually the 5.4L Triton V8. Soon the driver side A-frame will need replacing and the passenger side rotor needs to be replaced.
by Lorie on Aug 30, 2005 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV
I LOVE my Expedition. Wish I could afford a new one. Would DEFINITELY buy another one (even used). No major problems in the 6 years I've owned it. Replaced the tires once. Highly recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a good, dependable, used car.
by Brian on Apr 16, 2005 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV
I purchased this vehicle with 24K miles and have owned it for almost seven years. I currently have almost 140K miles and I have been very pleased. I originally purchased this car to tow a 5,000 lb. camper. I purchased the 5.4L engine with the tow package and lower rear end differential. The car tows well and also has a lot of space and comfort. It is great for family vacations as there is a lot of rear leg room for my teenage kids. I only have one knock and that is that the leather wore away on the steering wheel and drivers seat. I would recommend a steering wheel cover as well a seat covers to keep the interior looking fresh.
by pillarcustom on Nov 7, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV
Very little maintenance has occurred in 8 years of ownership. Great truck with only minor problems after 8 years and 160,000 miles of wear and tear. Locking systems has several problems and rear speaker is shot, but otherwise in great shape. Strongly recommend the 97' for purchase as a used vehicle.
by jeff vandeventer on Jan 28, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV
Great all around vehicle. Good power,
excellent handling, good brakes, great
comfort. The only down fall is less
than great gas mileage, but it is not
awful. Great traveling vehicle with
excellent four wheel drive capablities.
by Mugs on May 29, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV
factory tires lasted 28000 miles.
Check engine light at 32K miles, had to
replace transmission sensor pack ($350)
although testing indicated nothing
wrong with transmission.
Check engine light again at 37K ....
test indicates "smoke tube" needs
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