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5 years and still enjoying
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By jagrant
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

I bought mine in 1999 and have 105K
miles. Traveled many times across the
U.S. and total comfort. Only have
replaced battery and brakes. I change
the oil ever 3K miles. Steering is a
little squirrely and feels like you
could loose control at times. I will
NOT let my 16 year old drive this
vehicle. My friend rolled hers and it
held up well. The electronic handpiece
for turning signals and lights have
been replaced twice. A little sluggish
when passing or quick acceleration
compared to my other GMC truck.
Overall I can't get rid of it and hope
to own it to at least 200K miles.


Best Features

Roomy and comfortable interior. Love the dual air and heat and style of the vehicle. 17" tires are great too! Have towed boat and 4 wheelers and it does great.


Worst Features

Electronic hand signal and a little less squirrely.


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Good so far
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By OxfordDawg
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

We just purchased our 97 EB and drove
it from SD to Mississippi. It drove
great but got about 14 mpg at 75 mph.
Smooth ride with lots of room. Take
the 3rd seat out if you don't have a
big family. Just too bulky to leave
in. Lacks torque of Chevy engines. Opt
for the 5.4L.


Best Features

Roomy interior. Fits in gargage (inches to spare). Sight-lines are impressive.


Worst Features

Engine power. Fuel economy.


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TRUTH ABOUT FORD'S
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By JANRUS
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Vehicle

1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

I'VE HAD THIS TRUCK FOR 18 MOS. EACH
MONTH SUMTHING ELSE GOES WRONG. MOST
RECENTLY THE TIE RODS, LASTTIME THE AIR
COMPRESSOR FOR THE AIR RIDE. BEFORE
THAT THE WINDSHEILD LEAKED AND FRIED
SOME ELECTRONICS ( TO THE TUNE OF
1800.00). CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHATS NEXT.
GUESS IT'S A GOOD THINGWE PUT LESS THAN
200 MI. A WEEK ON IT.


Best Features

17 INCH WHEELS WITH 4WD FOR THE WINTER MONTHS AND THE STERIO WITH CD CHANGER.


Worst Features

MORE POWER AND MORE RELIABLE ELECTRONICS.


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Ford Tough
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By GO PACK!
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

I am approaching 200,000 miles... as
the saying goes, "takes a licking,
keeps on ticking"... that's my Ford.
Tough truck. I've put a few bucks into
replacing parts here and there, but
it's expected at 200K miles! I highly
recommend this tank.


Best Features

Cargo room galore! Spacey seats. Rear air/heat controls. CD changer.


Worst Features

Folding third row seat and better gas mileage.


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Good SUV
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By COramprat
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4dr SUV


Review

I have had my Expedition for 3 years
now and haven't have any major
problems. I bought it used with 67K
miles and have just turned 140K. We
have been from our home in south
Louisiana to northern Tennessee and it
is my wife daily driver to work. To
date I have replaced the shift cable
and recently have had some emissions
problems but other than that it's a
good vehicle.


Best Features

The rear air is great. I like the 3rd seat since I have 4 kids but if you have a smaller family then the seat is in the way. It is generally comfortable on long trips. The 4.6 is a good engine if you don't tow heavy loads.


Worst Features

I like the new fold flat seats on the 2003+ but for now I'll stick with mine. Do-it-yourselfers will cuss the location of the #4 and #8 Spark-plugs so they could be made to reach easier.


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