Owned almost 9 yrs. except for the bottom end of the engine going out at 100k miles ($8k later) I love it. Use it for snow plow, pull 24' boat goes anywhere and has never let us down (except for the engine). Has original battery but new alternator. Lots of room and very comfortable. Handles well on wet, dry roads as wel as in ice and snow. I don't like all the cheap-looking plastic on the new Epeditions. Plus the prices are way too expensive. Get the gas mileage up to 22-25 mpg, keep the power and handling etc and I might buy another.
This SUV will do it all! Hauls anything. Pulls anything and is very comfortable. Lots of room too!
Better reliability in the engine and components. The Triton V8 is "kmown" to blow out spark plugs and burn up coils. The new engine at 100k miles cost me $8k and now I have to replace a coil in the #4 cylinder ($300). Get the gas mileage up in the 20's.