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1997 Ford Expedition

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By Bruce
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4dr SUV


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Bought the Expedition new in 1996, just after they came out; no major problems, but several recalls. The two problems I had included an engine oil leak, but Ford covered 75% of the repair; it seems there is a problem with the early 5.4L. There is a service bulletin on this. The other problem was the 4WD quit. A vacuum line had hit the manifold and melted, an easy fix once found. I have averaged 14.4 MPG so far, I record ever fill, so this is an accurate number. This includes a lot of trailer towing. Overall this has been a great vehicle.


Best Features

Great vehicle for over the road drives well and lots of room, handles trailers very well. Also works good in snow and off-road.


Worst Features

Trim pieces on the exterior around windows oxidize and don't clean up. Would like to be able to get a manual tranny.


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Best Car I've Ever Owned!
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By Lorie
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV


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I LOVE my Expedition. Wish I could afford a new one. Would DEFINITELY buy another one (even used). No major problems in the 6 years I've owned it. Replaced the tires once. Highly recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a good, dependable, used car.


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Smooth ride, lots of interior room, great sound system


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Still running good after 8 years
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By Brian
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV


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I purchased this vehicle with 24K miles and have owned it for almost seven years. I currently have almost 140K miles and I have been very pleased. I originally purchased this car to tow a 5,000 lb. camper. I purchased the 5.4L engine with the tow package and lower rear end differential. The car tows well and also has a lot of space and comfort. It is great for family vacations as there is a lot of rear leg room for my teenage kids. I only have one knock and that is that the leather wore away on the steering wheel and drivers seat. I would recommend a steering wheel cover as well a seat covers to keep the interior looking fresh.


Best Features

Towing capability, engine power, reliability, comfort, stereo sound, interior room.


Worst Features

Better leather quality.


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97 Eddie Bauer
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By TEAM Inc.
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD


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Bought new in 1996, approaching 200K. Overall reliable, engine leaks oil, 3 grand in repairs and dealer still can't figure it out. GREAT in snow, rain, sand. Lots of space for gear. Fuel economy poor, 12 /15 MPG. 5.4L is a must. Found it to be reasonably stable vehicle. Large tank means decent cruising range but filling up to the tune of $60.00 is not fun. Fortunately this is now a back up vehicle so miles and fuel are less. Overall this has been a good solid truck. As said in other reviews, it does take a licking and keep on ticking.


Best Features

Tons of space, great field of vision, very comfortable driving position and seats in front. Reclining rear seats are great too.


Worst Features

Fuel economy. But this is a heavy vehicle and so you take the bad with the good.


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By TEAM Inc.
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD


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Bought new in 1996, approaching 200K. Overall reliable, engine leaks oil, 3 grand in repairs and dealer still can't figure it out. GREAT in snow, rain, sand! Lots of space for gear! Fuel economy poor, 12 /15 MPG. 5.4 liter is a must. Found it to be reasonably stable vehicle. Large tank means decent cruising range but filling up to the tune of $ 60.00 is not fun. Fortunately this is now a back up vehicle so miles and fuel are less. Overall this has been a good solid truck. As said in other reviews, it does take a licking and keep on ticking.


Best Features

Tons of space, great field of vision, very comfortable driving position and seats in front. Reclinable rear seats are great too.


Worst Features

Fuel economy, but this is a heavy vehicle and so you take the bad with the good.


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