I loved everything about my Expedition except the need for repairs. I did all of the recommended maintenance in accordance with the recommended mileage and at about 90,000 had to replace the transmission. One year later, had to replace another transmission. In the meantime, I had to repair something that broke that was connected to the front right axle. Now, at 133,000 the car cut off while I was driving on the freeway and a message comes up to check the electronic throttle control which I found out is a common event on this year, make and model. Ford has a problem with transmissions in their vehicles and this one is no different.
UPDATE AT 100,000 MILES: We've now put 40,000 miles on this machine (08/16) and the original review still stands. This vehicle has been great for our family. We haven't had any troubles with it at all. I'm particularly happy with the King Ranch interior.... the seats aren't showing any wear at all (plus, both my wife and I are particular about "dropping" our butts into the driver's seat, rather than sliding across it, and ruining the left side bolster). Interestingly, I'd purchased new ceramic brake pads for the front, since they dust quite badly. However, after inspecting the brakes, I realized that even after 40,000 miles, there was too much brake pad left to justify replacing them yet. Engine starts and runs flawlessly and quietly. Transmission shifts and operates perfectly. Suspension is noiseless and smooth. Interior isn't wearing at all. The dark brown paint still looks great (I'm very impressed with how well it is standing up). One other detail: I bought Weatertech floor liners for the entire vehicle. They're not cheap, but boy do they do a great job of keeping the factory carpet nice. They clean up easily, and when they're out, you can see the carpet beneath them is perfect! This is a winner of a vehicle for us. We'll keep it for years yet.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: We bought ours 15 months ago, but we've put 24,000 miles on it since we bought it. Couldn't be happier. Vehicle looks sensational. It performs flawlessly, and it is an absolute pleasure to drive. I'd been looking for a Lincoln Navigator, but when we saw the King Ranch interior, we were hooked. We had to look a while to find one in mint condition, but it was worth the wait. That leather is so beautiful! The car had 59,000 miles when I bought it, and I immediately ordered a set of WeatherTech floor mats to keep the pristine carpets in their excellent condition. I also purchased a Ford OEM transmission pan with a drain plug in it. I replaced all fluids with synthetic, and I hope to keep this car for many miles and years! We also found a set of mint 22" Harley Davidson F150 wheels for it. Looks sharp! Finally, we tinted the front windows to match the rear.
The car has been very reliable. Not a single problem. Sound system is superb. DVD player has been used only once. I wanted to have it, just to have it, but we never use it. The middle row in ours has 2 bucket seats, and this feature is wonderful. It makes getting into the back seats very easy.
One major feature of this vehicle that sold us on this over a Tahoe is the 3rd row seating...... the 3rd row occupants sit comfortably with plenty of leg room, and a flat floor. In a Yukon, their feet sit above the differential, and this makes for very awkward seating for all but small kids.
In summary.... we've been totally impressed with our big Ford. I love cars and do all my own maintenance. I have been over every inch of this car, just to familiarize myself with it, and in my opinion, this is a very well built vehicle! Highly recommended.
Just turned 90k miles on my 2005. Everything still original except battery and wiper blades. Very smooth ride, paired with Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo/ 2 tires..this thing has gone through 34 inches of snow like a tank....been over off road passes in Colorado at 14,000 feet, and still drives great. No rattles, squeeks, or any issues. Best SUV I have ever owned. routine maintenance always performed on time, have used full synthetic oil since new. chrome plated aircraft grade aluminum wheels make this red over silver truck look outstanding.
Fully loaded, this is the longest I have owned any vehicle in my life.
We bought our Expedition with 72k miles in 2010.
It now has 138k miles.
In that time we have replaced the lower balljoints, one fuel injector (Ford recall).
The only other items replaced were coil packs, a battery, spark plugs, and brake pads which are normal maintenance items.
We absolutely love the vehicle and while we have also bought a truck and a car we refuse to get rid of the Expedition and use it for vacations.
It suits every need we have and is extremely reliable and comfortable.
We will drive this one until the wheels fall off, and once we can't put them back on anymore we will likely buy a new one.
If you're good to it, it will definitely be good to you.
For the first 50,000 miles, this truck ran great! Very roomy and comfortable, easy to drive and plenty of power. However, at around 60,000 miles and just 5 years after I drove it off the lot, it suddenly ran terribly and the check engine light came on. The dealer says I need the engine replaced. The warranty has expired and the dealer wanted $9000 to replace the engine! After a phone call to Ford the price came down to $5000. So far, I've spent about $800 fixing things that might be the problem but unfortunately I'm starting to think the dealer is right. I wouldn't think a vehicle with less than 60,000 would need a new motor. Very disappointed!