My Ford Expedition, bought new in
1997, has been an overall excellent
car. The only negative is the somewhat
squirrely steering and the fact that
it once scared me silly when I thought
it was going to roll over when I had
to make a sudden sideways move at
night on the highway.
I like the size, and the fact that you
are sitting up above the fray. You can
see for miles--or at least it seems
The steering is the major flaw, and I
hope that Ford has improved it in the
new issue Expedition.
We've owned this truck for 8 years now, bought it used, 2 years old. Two major problems, transmission replaced at 100K miles, replaced injection system on 4 ofthe 8 cylinders (one at a time of course - this is a common problem with this engine). Has otherwise been a good reliable family and stuff hauler. It's become expensive (gas) to use as an everyday commuter, but we'll keep it as a part-time haul around vehicle.
Space, nice high seating position, good torque/power, comfortable. The cabin can be made really cold even on an August day in Florida.
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
Comfort, space, and versatility. I
have hauled a small motorcycle inside
drivers side door handle presses
directly on outside of drivers knee.
On a long trip, very irritating.
I have a 97 Eddie Bauer Edition. Its
never failed to start...unless it gets
wet. The 5.4 pulls strong. I have had
MORE than enough problems out of this
SUV. Leaky sunroof, leaky
windshield,the rack and pinion squeaks
when turing, the "premium" stereo isnt
premium,the amp for the rear sub no
longer works, the AWD system engauges
hard, the steering absolutely SUCKS, I
have replaced the shocks, A arms on the
front, brake rotors, window regulator,
and my keyless entry/alarm doent work
anymore, and a new rear wiper motor, my
power mirros no longer work either. All
these problems and ONLY 75K Ive always
owned Honda products and never had any
of these problems.
the 5.4 liter V8 is smooth and has alot
of torque. The big sunroof, when it
Ford says "Built Ford Tough", when it
should be "Built Ford Rough"
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.
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