2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
Well I just traded in my 2001 with 89k miles and have been the only owner. I have loved and hated this truck throughout its time with me. The tranny went at 44k miles and I was told thats common on these trucks. I ended up getting a broken stud in the exhaust manifold that was going to be thousands to fix and I was told thats common. I decided to trade it in and I admit was hard for me to do. The poor gas mileage is something I will not miss though.
No amount of snow will stop this beast. Very comfortable seating.
Whoever the mechanic is that told you it's common for a transmission to go at 44K miles on any vehicle and that a broken stud in the exhaust manifold will cost thousands and is common must think you are a moroon.