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Great car but don't buy!
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By sla
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1998 Ford Expedition XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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Loved this vehicle until electrical problems started that dealership had trouble fixing. Then we found out the hard way that Ford Expedition and trucks in '98 and '99 have major engine defects involving the cylinder heads. Now needs new engine. Ford won't acknowledge but it is common knowledge.


Favorite Features

Pulled horse trailer well. Lots of room. Nice pick up. A/C, cup holder/etc, auto entry.


Suggested Improvements

Replace engine with one defect-free. Have better information for mechanics to identify the many electrical problems -- back windshield wiper, front windshield wipers - separate problem, died completely when turned on radio, odometer that twirled around occasionally w/cruise control not working, etc.


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Can't give it up!
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By Carter
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD


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I hesitated to write a review for fear of jinxing myself but my EXP has been a great truck. Bought new in late '97. Now has 112k on it. Other than routine maintenance and replacing a few seals here and there, nothing major has gone wrong. I love loading up the family in it, putting big dogs in the back and heading out on a road trip, confidently. The biggest improvement I made was to put Michelin LTXs on it. The stock Goodyears were junk. It's a totally different ride with the Michelins.


Favorite Features

Size, reliability, comfort, stereo, looks. Best car I've ever had. Don't want to trade it ever.


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage. 13-14 mpg is tough to handle at the pumps. More hp. I don't like the fact that the truck has to downshift constantly on a hilly interstate. This shouldn't be an issue at 75 mph.


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1998 EXPEDITION EDDIE BAUER SPORT
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By BIG FAN
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV


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Love this vehicle. Bought it almost 2 months ago and it has become our #1 car out of 3. I originally bought it for myself, but my husband has come to love it. It's now his. There's four in our family, and my husband sits in the driver's seat, I'm in the passenger, our son in the second row, and our daughter in the third row. It's a great car. I would surely buy another!


Favorite Features

Leather interior: luxury feel, 6 CD changer.


Suggested Improvements

Roomier third row: anyone over 3 feet will have to scrunch up to sit back here, but good for the kids.


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4WD Towing machine
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By Mitch
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1998 Ford Expedition XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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Great vehicle for pulling my 2300 lb. boat and for hauling people around. We have gone all over America on trips in this. Always dependable. Good job on Ford's part, an excellent truck.


Favorite Features

5.4L Triton V-8, Tow package, 4WD, 8 person capacity.


Suggested Improvements

Durability of spark plugs.


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Ford Expo owner
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By jennifer
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD


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Vehicle is very well built and dependable, have enjoyed owning it for 4 years and make no plans on selling it.


Favorite Features

Comfort and reliability.


Suggested Improvements

13 miles to gallon with these high gas prices; expensive to maintain. Only driven on weekends for pleasure.


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