1998 Ford Expedition Consumer Review: King of the pullers and hawler

1998 Ford Expedition - Consumer Review

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XLT 4dr SUV (4.6L V8 4-speed Automatic)

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King of the pullers and hawlers
By Ken on


1998 Ford Expedition XLT 4dr SUV


We bought this vehicle (new) to replace a 91 Chevy Suburban (which started falling apart after 65K miles). Its primary mission was to pull a 4000# boat and haul kids and hockey gear. It has been a great vehicle. It has been an everyday driver for my wife and she likes the automatic all wheel and four wheel drive features in the winter. I love it when I have 2 adults, 5 big teenage boys on board, full fuel, bags and pulling a boat easily at 70mph. Of course I don't look at the fuel computer because it is really depressing. But it gets the job done easly.

Best Features

Supprisingly this vehicle handles very well for a big SUV. Great suspension. Fit and finish,handling, pulling capability and comfort all are good. All creature comforts are ergonomically correct and the Bose sound system is fantasic. The engine transmission is smooth and the auto fwd works

Worst Features

Love for this to be a hybrid that could get 30+ MPG yet still pull. The 5.4 engine is strong and torquey but it sucks gas at 12mpg city and 16 highway. Problems to date have been an AC switch, windshield washer and rear wiper controls. Make the brakes bigger.
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