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1997 Ford Expedition SUV

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Best Car I've Ever Owned!
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By Lorie
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1997 Ford Expedition SUV 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 SUV 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 SUV 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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97 EB
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By TEAM Inc.
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1997 Ford Expedition SUV 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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160K miles and still going strong!
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By pillarcustom
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1997 Ford Expedition SUV Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV


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Very little maintenance has occurred in 8 years of ownership. Great truck with only minor problems after 8 years and 160,000 miles of wear and tear. Locking systems has several problems and rear speaker is shot, but otherwise in great shape. Strongly recommend the 97' for purchase as a used vehicle.


Best Features

Very comfortable "cockpit". Ideal for those with large frames.


Worst Features

Dash is very plain and the new 2005 models haven't improved all that much. Of course, with all large SUVs the engine sucks gas. I've averaged 13 miles per gallon over the life of the vehicle so far.


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