2004 Ford Expedition Consumer Review: The family truckster

2004 Ford Expedition - Consumer Review

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XLT 4dr SUV (4.6L V8 4x4 4-speed Automatic)

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The family truckster
By RBC1971 on


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


Just completed 1 year of ownership. Bought it with 37k and now has 49k. Replaced transmission oil with Royal Purple ATF Max Synthetic oil, also am running 5w30 Royal Purple Synthetic Oil in the crank case. A K&N air filter with cold induction has been installed too. My gas mileage went from mid 15's to mid 17's overnight. On the highway cruising 68mph its around 19mpg. We love the room, the 4x4 and ground clearance is tops here in Michigan too. Our only problem we've had is a rear axle whine that is a common on 03 to 06 Expedition's. The 5.4L pulls strong and runs best on premium fuel. With 4 growing kids this Expedition will be with us for a long time coming.

Best Features

Elbow room with 7 people on board. Commanding view of the road. Great vehicle to be in during foul weather. Smooth and effortless power from the 5.4L. A throttle cable (the 05's and up went to a drive by wire set-up which stinks) Quiet ride. Reverse back-up sensors are a life saver though.

Worst Features

Better radio speakers! Step bars that don't rust so quickly. Rust proofing and undercoating is a must for this vehicle!!
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