Purchased my Expy used with 80K miles
to use as a tow vehicle for my boat.
I've put nearly 30K miles on her since
then and other than front and rear
brake jobs, I've had her in the shop
once to replace an ignition coil. She's
been very reliable. The 5.4L V8 runs
strong and with the 3.55 diff. I get a
respectable 19-20 mpg on the road,
15mpg when pulling the boat.I find
myself driving it more because it's
comfortable and allows me to see the
road much better than from behind the
wheel of my Camry.Placement of controls
are well thought out and easy to reach.
Cloth seats are comfortable too. We
also love the 3rd row seat, rear a/c.
The lighted running boards mak
Great 5.4L engine. Roomy interior. Good
But this one used, had 27K miles on
it. After racking up an additional 35K
in less than two years, the
transmission gave in and was replaced.
Thank God we had an extended warranty!
Hopefully we can go another 60K before
it breaks down again.
Roomy seating for eight, CD changer,
I bought this car in 2000 because our
family needed a larger vehicle than our
1998 Ford Explorer. I had earlier
looked at Expeditions and really liked
the looks in 1998 and wanted one. It
drives well and has really good
reliabiliy. The only problem so far was
an odd, groaning idling at stoplights,
but it has been fixed and not as
If you are considering any Expedition,
I think you will find it at least
I average 20 m.p.g. on the highway on
flat terrain, but the 4.6 liter does
have to work in the hills and the
vehicle is loaded. After 4 years the
truck is still in excellent shape and
has not been in the shop for repair
excepting a loose wire on the back up
system. 5 star safety rating was a
factor in purchase. Ford needs a 8-way
seat as seen in the Honda Pilot.
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