AWD Eddie Bauer 4X4
By GLScott on
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4dr SUV
Big powerful SUV that can tow a boat and take the kids to school. A bit tall for kids in car seats (hard to buckle standing outside the SUV) but teens have no problem. Handles well in snow, rain and dry. No problem passing or getting up to highway speed. AWD hurts fuel mileage but 4X4 is nice for deep snow and any off road drive. Running boards and lower ground clearance are not well suited for serious 4X4 off roading. Should use running boards when exiting the SUV or pant legs can get mud/dirt on them.
Good visibility from seating up high. Heat seats are nice on a cold morning and leather help keep things clean with small kids. Multiple adjusts on driver seat are nice. Adjustable pedals - gas & brake.
Wider or retractable running boards. Stow-away 3rd row seat. Auto rear climate control. Easier design to access rear 3rd row seating.