I bought this SUV new in 1999 and now have 95,000 miles on it. It has performed extremely well over the years and has been very reliable and easy to drive. It is great for towing boats and Waverunners as well as U-Hauls to take kids to college. The throttle valve assembly was replaced at 86K miles but otherwise no major repairs other than routine maintenance. I would definitely buy another if I needed a large SUV.
Adjustable foot pedals for my wife. 4 cup holders available to front seat occupants. Lots of power for acceleration.
Gas mileage is always an issue with the price of gas but you have to expect poor mileage with a vehicle this size. Third row seat is uncomfortable but rarely used...usually stays in the garage so cargo space is maximized.
Bought it new for my wife, the list price was over $39,000. We had so many little problems that's cost a lot to be fixed. Air ride bags $800. Air conditioner. leaking water $750. Power bank (it's like spark plugs) $800. Heater trap door activator $1000. Head light auto switch, rear wiper, sticky linkage cable...etc. All of that on top of bad gas mileage. I just can't help it but compare it to my trusty 1994 Honda Accord with 153,000 miles and tell my self why... why... why... you stupid had to buy a Ford?
I liked it under the bumper to bumper warranty only.
Gas mileage. Reliability is a serious problem and costly.
When our lease for our Tahoe was up we
wanted to buy our next SUV. For the
money the Exp was the best bet.
Compaired to the Tahoe it didnt match
up. But for the money we can't beat it.
I wish it got better gas mileage. I
only get 13 city/hwy. If money was not
a option I would have another Tahoe.
Stylish Looks, Easy to drive, 3rd seat