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By Barb
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT Popular 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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I bought my truck new, with in the first month the power seat driver side stop working, the window arm bar driver side broke and cracked the glass, the tires was rubbing against the fenders, the coils on the cylinders all went bad back to back, i was left stranded a couple of times,the roof where the channels are at have major corrosion spots and when i put the transmission in drive i hear a loud "bang",I did tell the service manager about this everyone else heard it except him. So after all the kinks and fights was said and done and many years later i still have the love of my life my 2003 expedition with 52000 miles! and i am know a certified mechanic!


Best Features

the convenience of control panels, access under the hood, room for everyone and everything, third seat folded for extra storage.


Worst Features

there a blind spots that could be improved, the roof channels need to be redesigned to prevent corrosion damage this includes the back hatch corrodes also due to water accumulation.


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Good Truck
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By kenmandoo
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT Premium 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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Traded in 1999 Expy for the 2003 Expy back about 5 years ago with 50k miles. 5 years later, and about 100k miles we are looking at going to the newer 07+ Expy's. NO PROBLEMS in 100k miles. I just replaced all 8 plugs, all the idler pulleys (2 were bad), belt, fuel filter (was pretty bad and just started leaking). Overall, great reliable truck. Leather held up exceptionally well.


Best Features

Reliable. Fun in snow.


Worst Features

Ford knows, they restyled the 07+'s.


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Luv my Expedition
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By dgalben
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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This is my first SUV and I love it. The electric 3rd row seat is fabulous when I have to carry a bunch of children at a moment's notice. Also, the whole family can go on a road trip in ONE vehicle. Drives and handles like a dream. Great maneuverability in tight spaces, for an SUV. It does have some electrical quirks. The side view mirrors never keep their "favorite" settings. Also, when going in reverse, they will move so far down that the pavement is reflected. Clicking/thumping noise when the rear A/C is on. No one likes to replace the spark plugs because it takes so much labor (damn Triton engine). But overall, I will continue buying Expeditions as long as I can afford to.


Best Features

beautiful design, cargo/seating space, sound system, heated/cooled seats, pretty body trim, steering/maneuverability, large side view mirrors.


Worst Features

Easier access to spark plugs, fix electrical quirks.


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7 year old lemon
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By Bama2009
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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Has been an overall good vehicle except for the numberous mechanical problems. The only problem in the warranty period was the drive shaft (needs replacing again, but won't. it rumbles when turning from a start). In the past year and a half I have replaced the cluster, intake manifold, catalytic converter (Ford puts 4 instead of 1). Still not working right. This is causing oxygen sensors to go bad several times. Both rear A\C motors replaced for the thumping sound. Gas mileage is awful, but could be a good truck. Did I mention a ton of front brake dust?


Best Features

Heated and cooled seats, power 3rd row seats that fold flat. Nice sound system. 2nd row captains chairs.


Worst Features

Better warranty period. Original tires were noisy. Gas mileage. Better brake wear.


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6 years of reliable performance.
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By CLB
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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I can only find one negative thing about this vehicle and we all know what it is. With a 5.4L and 300+ hp engine you can't expect to anything better than 18-19 mpg on the hwy or 13-14 mpg. Things I do not think about when pulling a 8000 lbs trailer or loading up the back with over 1/2 ton of "stuff". All these and a very comfortable ride makes this a a great people mover, stuff hauler, trailer tower, etc. Did get better mileage (2-3 mpg) after changing to a high flow air filter.


Best Features

Heated/Cooled Seats. Power 3rd Row Seat. Comfortable Ride.


Worst Features

MPG-Read Above. Can some cylinders be shut down when not needed?


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