We bought this over the GM alternatives because of the interior design. Overall a good truck and reliable transportation. Transmission lost third gear around 120,000 miles and had it rebuilt. Other than that, no other mechanical issues. Interior cup holder in dash got stuck, some sort of grease leaked out from under the center console and stained the carpet. Otherwise solid truck. Would buy again - selling now to move to smaller car since we are out of infant seats.
Keyless entry keypad on drivers door. Can lock keys in car and use keypad to get back into locked vehicle. Nice feature for running, cycling where you don't want to carry keys. Obviously do this at your own risk.
Less body roll in corners. More durable cup holder in dash.
I have had this car for 8 years and it's gone about 243,000. I have only had two minor repairs, an alternatior and a thermostat, less than $500. Anything else was normal, like tires, brake pads and oil changes. I thought I should sell it 2 years ago but kept it and am so glad I did. It just keeps on going. My locks don't respond properly and the drinkholder broke but the car moves with no problem and has not let me down.
The room. Third row seat for the dog, very back for the groceries and the rest for me and the kids. Fits tons of stuff on vacations.
Better door locks and drinkholders. I also had trouble with the second row middle seat belt not working and had to buy a new seat belt.
We bought this truck new off the lot. (Gas was much cheaper 8 years ago!) We opted not to buy the extended warranty and have not had any major problems within the first 6 years of its life. However, with that being said, within the past 2 years, we have had to replace the sway bar, new brakes (twice), new front end calibers, new shocks, new emergency brake (prior mechanic cut it!), and just now - a new alternator.
Adjustable pedals! Lots and lots of room, with the 3rd seat removed and the 2nd layed out the rear of the truck is the size of a queen size bed - we used the truck for camping for kids to sleep in.
Running boards are slippery in winter. How about better gas mileage! Using this for in town driving back and forth to work sucks up the gas!
It has been a great truck except for the transmission. We are on #3. All under warranty but, the last was the extended warranty. Look elsewhere if you tow a trailer. The gas of course if now a problem.
For all the hype on how wonderful the Toyotas and Hondas are I have loved my Expedition. I know these are gone with the rising gas cost but I plan to hang on to this SUV to tow my camper. Every day driving will slow down but this has been a reliable, comfortable family travel machine. Pulled my camper from Maine to Florida and does it well. From the beaches of the outer banks on NC to mountains of NC, VA VT, NH. This is one tough truck.. I love my American truck