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2005 Ford Expedition SUV - Consumer Reviews

2005 Ford Expedition SUV

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Limited is like no other Expedition
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By G Hamrick
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Vehicle

2005 Ford Expedition SUV Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

This is a great SUV. We'd been looking to replace our 2000 Expedition for months when I finally saw a Limited on the road. One simple, but important, selling point for my wife and I are the 10-way power adjustable low-back bucket seats in the front. Unlike all other Expeditions, the Limited has front seats with adjustable headrests (very similar to the Navigator seats) rather than the one-piece seatbacks. Woodgrain on the steering wheel and handle above the glove box along with monochrome leather seats makes for a classy- looking interior. Monochrome exterior with painted mirrors looks great (other Expeditions have black mirrors). Quiet, smooth ride, lots of nice options and excellent safety features.


Best Features

Low-back bucket seats (much more comfortable), navigation system, DVD player, 3rd row power folding seat, heated/cooled seats, monochrome exterior styling, AdvanceTrac roll stability control system, 2nd row side airbags and amazingly comfortable 3rd row seating (best of any SUV).


Worst Features

Satellite radio and a 110-volt power outlet.


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My fourth
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By Deano
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Vehicle

2005 Ford Expedition SUV Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Ford must be doing something right-- this is my fourth Expedition. My latest is the Limited model. Overall, I love it. It's got more pickup and better gas mileage. The build quality is superb. It's quiet, tight, and handles well for a SUV. However, whoever designed the main instrument cluster should be tested. It's my only sore point in an otherwise outstanding vehicle because it looks cheap and is not in keeping with the rest of the Limited's features. Why won't Ford at least offer Michelin tires as an option? My wife's Lincoln has them and they are much better tires than the Continentals. Even so, I would gladly recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a full size SUV.


Best Features

Power, style, captain's chair seating for center row, power fold seats, safety options.


Worst Features

Offer Michelin tires and change the instrument cluster.


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Very nice vehicle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By JayJervey
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Vehicle

2005 Ford Expedition SUV Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

2wd Limited with Cashmere clearcoat
option (very nice color). Minimal
options -- power rear seats, Homelink,
and limited slip differential. Very
roomy and tall -- this baby is big --
barely fits in the garage. A behemoth -
- but it rules. Handles almost as well
as my Lexus IS300 that I traded (well,
not that good but...not bad either).
And it's plenty fast with the new
300hp V8. I love this thing. By the
way, get the Ford ESP warranty on the
web (Loman Ford) -- don't buy from
dealer (unless you need to finance it).


Best Features

Power folding mirrors, climate controlled seats, dual climate control, power rear seats, big & bad V8, split seats, lots of people room, big center console, memory for seats, mirror, & pedals. Great power seat.


Worst Features

Instrument panel looks like a 1973 Country Squire -- come on Ford. Fit and finish could be improved. Tires could be better. Drop the price on DVD and navigation radio and maybe more people would spring for them.


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