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Solid Ride - Family Truck
By Vanz73 on 04/13/05 11:14 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I have had my 2004 Eddie Bauer Expedition for more than a year. It is a good solid vehicle that excels in bad driving conditions. My wife remarked that it is more comfortable for her as a passenger than my 1997 Explorer (that she said "bounced her around too much"). No issues or problems in the first year (I'd expect nothing less).
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Fun but Could be better
By Sven on 03/27/05 20:10 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Fun vehicle. Great for a family of 5. It handles great, but could be better on the mechanics. Have had lots of problems with the driver seat, rattles in the dash, water leak from the rear window and a loud humming noise from the axle. The dealership has had the car for many issues. Gas mileage could be better, but what do you expect of a big truck. Even though we have had issues I would purchase another. Other cars same size do not compare with ride and room, also the deals and rebates Ford gives is much better than the rest.
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Expedition
By Matthew Polus on 01/14/05 18:23 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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


Review

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.
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Love it, but.....
By 100 on 12/23/04 00:02 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Most comfortable and "fun-to-drive" vehicle we've owned. MPG is painful, but it is a large SUV with a large engine. Rattles/squeaks in the dash and headliner. Have taken to dealer many times to fix with little success. Noticed a howl in the rear- end at 12,000 miles, ended up having to replace the ring and pinion gearset in the rear differential. Serpentine belt went out at 19,000 miles. Have been less than happy with the problems we've had, but still like the vehicle.
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Brake dust
By Sam Frank on 12/19/04 10:33 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2004 Ford Expedition XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

My major dislike of this vehicle is the excess accumulation of brake dust at the front wheel.
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New Braking System
By Jimmy Odell on 12/11/04 08:53 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2004 Ford Expedition XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


Review

3 weeks after the purchase I noticed a large amount of brake dust forming around the front wheels. When I called my sales rep., he told me that the new brake pads were softer and produced more brake dust. At 22000 miles I am having to replace the front brake rotors because they wear out with the pads. Instead of an annual cost of maintenence for brakes being around $200, its now going to be around $550. The sales rep. should have told me this. I see a lot of new Expeditions with the same brake dust buildup; I like me they will be in for a shock when servicing their brakes. Still it seems the car industry doesn't make full disclores to the consumer.
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King of the Road
By Famforrest on 11/30/04 10:10 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2004 Ford Expedition XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

It drives and performs like a car. Great visibility. Nimble in parking situations. Fun to drive.
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Happy So Far....
By ospers4 on 11/27/04 13:38 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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


Review

I shopped all the full size domestic SUV's and two imports and I when the dust settled, I chose the Ford. There are compromises no doubt, but when you weigh all the factors that I thought were important in a vehicle like this: ride comfort, hauling capacity and flexibility, price & features I found the Expedition more than capable. The 5.4L provides adequate acceleration, not as good as the Dodge or Nissan, but on par with the GM & Toyota. Your not going to be winning any stop light drags, but this motor will pull hard and true. A lot of people complain about the mileage on this vehicle, but folks what do you expect? It's 2+ tons w/a V8, I've average 18 on the highway @ 75mph.
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My Dalmatian Loves Her Expedition
By Annie Spots on 11/27/04 07:16 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I just purchased my fourth Expedition. I reap the benefits of a safe, reliable, beautifully appointed SUV. I feel as if I'm driving my living room sofa around; the leather interior is luxurious, the dash is easy to attend to, and the ride is silk. Long trips in this vehicle are quite easy on the body--the ride is superb.
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Eddie Bauer review
By JayM on 11/04/04 15:41 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

The AC seats are a neat gimmick. Lots of interior space. Blinds spots are large, but side view mirrors are very helpful.
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