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2004 Ford Expedition XLT Sport 5.4L 4x4 review
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By rick_casorio
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2004 Ford Expedition SUV XLT NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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I bought this Expedition after saying I was done with Ford after 2 bad experiences with Ford vehicles in the past. I turned in my lease lemon 05 F150 in 06 and saw this Expedition on the lot and something told me to give Ford 1 more try. I'm glad I did. I bought it with 37k and 4 yrs later and with 76,XXX + miles it has been a great vehicle. Only issues I've had was a rear end whine and a sticky brake caliper. That's it. Both fixed under warranty years ago. It has been the best bad winter weather vehicle I've ever driven and that's saying a lot here in Michigan! It's made me a Ford Guy again. I think you should buy one.


Best Features

I like the fact that it sits up high, the fact that I can seat 8, the fact that I can tow 7500lbs, the fact that it has 9 inches of ground clearance so you can blast through those snow drifts or clear that raccoon that steps out onto the road.


Worst Features

I know it's big and heavy but gas mileage improvements would be nice.


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Expedition NBX
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By SCOTT
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2004 Ford Expedition SUV XLT NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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My Expedition has 50k miles and has been in to the dealer for service one time. It is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. I tow a tow hauler to the dunes once a month and it tows a 6000 pound trailer with ease. It powers up hills and pulls the trailer through the deep sand. Ford makes the best trucks in my eyes.


Best Features

Full skid plates, third row flod flat seat


Worst Features

Make vehicle sit higher. Add lift kit.


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By Matthew Polus
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2004 Ford Expedition SUV XLT NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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I traded in a Honda S2000 for the Expedition; quite a change. The Expedition is much more practicable, but not quite as fun to drive. I like the interior design, the seats are comfortable and it's very quiet on the road. We towed about 5,000 lbs from Tampa, FL to Whidbey Island, WA (about 3,500 miles in all). The truck did great, even over the 10,000' passes in Colorado. It was extremely comfortable the entire trip and we managed about 13.5 MPG.The only problem I've had with the truck is the passenger side fuse panel shorted. I came outside one day and the brake lights were on - with no one in the car! Ford fixed it and it's been a great truck since then. I paid $36,300 in TX.


Best Features

Automatic 4x4 for the wife. The interior is extremely comfortable, all three rows! The rear climate control. It's a nice and big SUV, but easy to drive.


Worst Features

Nicer wheels and tires. The NBX/Off-road version came with fake chrome wheels and Continental tires (they aren't exactly "off-road" tires). More horsepower would be nice too; it doesn't have much in the way of acceleration.


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CAN'T CAR WASH
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By Kevin Brinkworth
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2004 Ford Expedition SUV XLT NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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Beautiful black exp. I love it. Except that everytime I get washed, I have to spend up to half an hour wiping the water/wax that drains from the mirror areas, the door handles, the real window and assorted other collection points.If you don't wipe, it streaks as you drive and looks like hell. I like to keep this baby clean but this is too much trouble. For this reason alone, I would never buy another Ford SUV or truck. Drives me nuts.


Best Features

Beautiful, powerful looks


Worst Features

Seal the water/wax collection areas.


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Strong and Solid SUV/Truck
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By NEOLITHIC
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2004 Ford Expedition SUV XLT NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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I have wanted one for ever i finaly bought one and it is great. I love them large and roomie. Chevy has nothing on the size or the handline and the well built quality in this truck. Chevy does not have the size at all. only one thing i would love to have a 5.8 ver a 5.4 351. Ford has came along way. Chevy needs to go back to the board when they built a good p-up the last good one was 1970 c-10 4x4 solid truck well built and powerful and they need to get away from the box and go cab foward. NEO


Best Features

Loaded leather,6 disc-cd room to breath. every thing.


Worst Features

put the 5.8 ltr back in like the bronco. that was a very well built truck and the bugs was worked out.


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