I bought her when my second son was born, traded in the 4 Runner.
Towed the boat many miles and slept in the back camping many days.
Snow, mud, rain did not slow her down.
No major maintenance issues beyond a stuck shifter, compressor and alternator.
Approaching 200,000, hot in winter, cold in summer.
in a foot of snow and pulling a hill, nothing can stop her.
I wanted to jump on the Obama $4,500 clunker deal but I couldn't bring myself to dumping her, they were going to seize her engine.
It would be like putting my dog down, could not do it.
I will drive her until she dies which will probably be around 280,000 to 300,000 miles.
I have a 1997 Ford Expedition that I purchase in 2000.
The only maintenance that I have had done to the engine is the sprark blugs and coil paks.
I am repainting it and putting it back on the road after seating for a year.
I am trying to find out what is the record for miles on this 4.6 engine.
Bought this truck at 300,000 miles with a cracked radiator. Only real maintenance done to this truck is a new radiator, new alternator, one new coil pack,
and some gaskets and seals. Before we started playing around with it it got about 17 city 20-25 highway. After putting a 2.5 inch suspension and 2.5 inch body lift its down to about 10 city and 15-17 highway. Mine is actually the 5.4L Triton V8. Soon the driver side A-frame will need replacing and the passenger side rotor needs to be replaced.
I own the Ford Expedition and BMW X5 and most of my maintenance money is on the BMW X5 . Just replace the air ride shock absorbers and it feels like a brand new SUV again. There are 2 coils fail at different time , and the stabilizer bar link was broken and with 13 mpg , it hurts my wallet when gas was $5 , but overall , I feel very happy with the Ford Expedition and like most the reviewers here , will keep the car as long as I can.