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Great Family hauler/workhorse
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By LeeB
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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We've owned this truck for 8 years now, bought it used, 2 years old. Two major problems, transmission replaced at 100K miles, replaced injection system on 4 ofthe 8 cylinders (one at a time of course - this is a common problem with this engine). Has otherwise been a good reliable family and stuff hauler. It's become expensive (gas) to use as an everyday commuter, but we'll keep it as a part-time haul around vehicle.


Best Features

Space, nice high seating position, good torque/power, comfortable. The cabin can be made really cold even on an August day in Florida.


Worst Features

11 MPG at $3.10 adds up real fast.


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Great 97 SUV
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By Exp Fan
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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Bought in 99 with 24k and now have 154k. great vehicle with only normal maintenance until replaced ball joints recently. Great comfort and tons of space. Use as a small pickup sometimes when I need to haul something. Paint on roof though not visible from the ground has deteriorated but the rest of the paint is good especially for spending 4 years in Buffalo winters and the rest in WV.


Best Features

Size, comfort and 15 mpg good for a large SUV. 4.6L OK but probably would not be a good for towing


Worst Features

Tougher leather seats. 17" wheels std. Have 16 and 17 looks much better.


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By Family
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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Purchased my suv in 2003. Love it! I have only had one major problem with it when I blew the spark plug out of the head (kind of costly) but well worth it. Having a big family I will stick with my Expedition for as long as I can.. even with high gas prices it is still a very safe suv for my children.


Best Features

Love the room and the way it handles in all weather conditions..


Worst Features

Make third row more accessible and a little more room behind third row.


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Great truck!
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By misskayla
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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I love my truck. It's a smooth ride, comfortable/roomy. I brought it in 2004 and it came without a CD changer, but I installed one in there. Could do better on gas. Considering I drive state to state, it's approching 135,000 miles and I never had a problem with it beside changing my oil and I did replace the alternator a year ago.


Best Features

Size


Worst Features

Better gas mileage


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I enjoy my Expedition
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By Bob
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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Getting this out of the way, yes, the gas mileage is terrible. Everything else about the Expedition I love. It's great on the highway filled with kids and luggage. Very comfortable ride and plenty of room. I also enjoy riding high up it gives you better visibility of the road.


Best Features

Comfortable roomy interior


Worst Features

Designing an engine that has power plus better gas mileage.


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