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1997 Ford Expedition - Consumer Reviews

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Very reliable SUV
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Gtran
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD


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I own the Ford Expedition and BMW X5 and most of my maintenance money is on the BMW X5 . Just replace the air ride shock absorbers and it feels like a brand new SUV again. There are 2 coils fail at different time , and the stabilizer bar link was broken and with 13 mpg , it hurts my wallet when gas was $5 , but overall , I feel very happy with the Ford Expedition and like most the reviewers here , will keep the car as long as I can.


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19 yr & still trucking strong
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By glenda
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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This has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned plus the most economical overall when you consider purchase price over 19 yr with no repairs other than maintenance. The only expense has been fuel, regular oil changes, tires, air filters, brake pads, battery, and replacement of one broken suspension arm. This SUV has gone in deep snow when my other truck ( GMC) wouldn't. I no longer need to transport heavy or bulky loads but I hate to sell this reliable friend so I plan to continue to see how many more years she'll go. I'll trade only if I can get a 20 yr. guarantee on a new SUV.


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Old Faithful with 200,000 miles
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By adeanhobdy
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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The car that doesn't die. If you want reliability, this car doesn't get the props it deserves. It keeps going. We bought the car in 2011. After purchasing it, we realized that it hadn't had regular maintenance. Had never even had a tuneup and had the original spark plugs. We were a little worried but it has never given us one problem.

We even took it climbing a few times and it faired well.

The one con is that it doesn't have the power I would like. We don't feel comfortable pulling our 25 foot trailer with it. We solved that by recently purchasing the Excursion. Hope the Excursion will be as reliable as the Expedition


Best Features

Leather and power seats


Worst Features

More power


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417000 Miles and still Going!!!!!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By cedric626
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4dr SUV


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I have a 1997 Ford Expedition that I purchase in 2000.
The only maintenance that I have had done to the engine is the sprark blugs and coil paks.
I am repainting it and putting it back on the road after seating for a year.
I am trying to find out what is the record for miles on this 4.6 engine.


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Great vehicle for traveling. Plenty of space and very comfortable.


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333,000+ and still goin hard!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By chrischris71
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV


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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.


Best Features

Power, reliability, comfort, and fun


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