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My best car ever
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By sam1174
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2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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I bought my 04 Expedition Eddie Bauer about two years ago. When I bought it it had 130,000 miles on it. It seemed to be in excellent condition when I bought it, especially for a vehicle with that many miles on it. Since then I have put another 35,000 miles on it, and every one of them has been completely trouble free. This vehicle has performed flawlessly the entire time I've owned it. I've never had a vehicle with this many miles on it. It's still my vehicle of choice for long trips! We recently returned from a 1000 mile trip up to the mountains, and as expected, the Expedition gave us no problems at all. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone who wants a reliable, roomy car.


Best Features

I like the 4 wheel drive which I actually use. I take it out on the beach pretty regularly. My kids like the DVD system. My wife likes the dual climate control. We all like the roominess. Oh yeah, my kids like the reclining rear seats, too. It makes it very easy for them to nap on long trips.


Worst Features

I can't really think of any. We actually run out of room when we pack it full for a long trip, but that's what the roof rack is for. Ford already came out with the XL version, so I don't know what else could be improved. It's just a great vehicle!


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First timer
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By Reaper
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2004 Ford Expedition XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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I have never been a ford person always a dodge kind of guy. Needed a more family sized suv, durango wasn't cutting it. Love this thing, very roomy, stylish, and powerful. And as far as im concerned the saftey is great. sister had one and rolled it down a 300ft cliff, and it brought my family back to me after the wreak, after that it sold me on them. Granted i have only had it a week but i love this thing. went all the way through it and didnt find anything mechanicly wrong with it exept the rear passenger seat belt dosent work but the place i bought it from said they would replace it for FREE.


Best Features

The roomyness the power for towing fold flat 3rd row and middle row seats


Worst Features

MPG!!!!!!!!!!


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I really wanted to like this Truck.
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By Advancing
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2004 Ford Expedition XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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On my third rear end covered by warranty. A ticking in the drivers side door that nobody can find, plastic cladding on doors are fading badly (garage kept), tire pressure monitors useless, paid for leather got something that isn't leather (perhaps it comes from plastic cows), tailgate has blisters in the paint, steering wheel cover falling off. All these issues are created by accountant driven engineering. On the up side I pull a 6500 lb boat and it does it quite well although I doubt it could pull the 8500 lbs its rated for. Handles well for a large truck. Excellent brakes. Engine performance from the 5.4 L is great. Climate control is good. Good winter vehicle. Inspires in all weather


Best Features

I like the large storage under the arm rest. Engine is solid and strong. Cup holders work well. I think this is well engineered but vendors and purchasing has created a sub par product. Third row seat hides nicely in the floor and creates a lot of storage space. It has never left me stranded.


Worst Features

Sell leather - provide leather! Fire your cost improvement team. It only counts when you improve or not compromise the product when you cut costs. Some of the hardest cheapest plastics in a car I have ever seen. I believe $250 in upgraded parts would make this a very acceptable product.


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Great SUV
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By johnie1
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2004 Ford Expedition XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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I am getting around 460 miles per tank on the highway. That is doing 70-75 mph w/ ac on. Plus I always keep the maintenance up to date


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Never again!
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By Don S
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2004 Ford Expedition XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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Had problems with the steering and rust on the rear door while under warranty. Had problems with the differential seals 39,000. Brake seals went at 40,000; Caliper froze and destroyed front rotor at 51,000; Same caliper froze at 102,000 replaced rotor, break line, seals. Front bearing replaced at same time; 2 months later at 104,000 rear wheel bearing went. Never use this for off road and very minimal light towing. All highway miles and very costly to own. Beware!


Best Features

Roomy and comfortable. Good in snow.


Worst Features

Better quality. Better fuel efficiency (12-13 mpg consistently)


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