Ford expedition??

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  1. ou_guy

    ou_guy Boomer Soooner

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    Need somthing bigger for work...I drive alot and was wondering if these are reliable suv's from 97-01?
     
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    Slappy3243 Ello?

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    My mom has a 98. Only thing to ever break on it was the window washer motor. Other than that it has been an excellent truck. We take it to the beach all of the time and it chugs along just fine. I think the newer ones look better though.
     
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    ou_guy Boomer Soooner

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    :cool: yea i love the new ones but they are a little too pricey for what i want to use for work...the gas milage isnt as bad as i thought either :dunno:
     
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    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    I had a '99 Expy XLT 4x4, and it was a good truck. Other than the horrible gas mileage, I never had any major problems with it except for being caught up in the Firestone debacle.
     
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    how bad is horrible gas milage?
     
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    Slappy3243 Ello?

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    It doesn't do that bad on the highway but if you are gonna use it a lot around town you will feel it. It takes a lot of gas to get that thing moving from a stop and to do it consistantly...well you will feel it. When gas prices were a little higher it cost over $50 to fill it up!
     
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    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    I got 10-12 city in my Expy. Keep in mind that I'm hard on my vehicles, and I had a 4x4 with the 5.4L V8. Prior to my S4, I've never gotten anywhere near the listed mileage on a car.

    Here is a pic of it...

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    I later put larger tires on it after the Firestone debacle (which is why I will never do business with FoMoCo again).
     
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    Slappy3243 Ello?

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    My mom has same color. Looks good with that grill-guard. I will have to talk her into getting one.
     
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    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    Watch the brands you buy on those... When I purchased mine a lot of brands were having problems with the black ones fading. I went with Go Rhino stuff, grille guard, nerf bars and later rear tail light covers (not present there), and never had any trouble with the color fading, etc. My grille guard also had rubber coating on the main pillars so if you bumped a wall, etc with it, it would not damage the metal itself.
     
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    my friend had an '01 xlt 4x4 (owned for 2 years) and an '00 eddie bauer 4x4 (owned for 1 year), neither gave him any problems... they're nice trucks... huge inside, very comfortable, pretty decent power with the 5.4L.

    he had an identical grille gaurd to the reverend's expo, but his did fade a bit... probably just the year round hawiian sun. with 33" super swampers on weld rims (no lift needed), factory tints, and all the exterior chrome trim removed, the truck looked very nice... :big grin:
     
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    I get about 14MPG, and i have an explorer
     
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    Slappy3243 Ello?

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    Thanks.
     
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    I though the air suspension only came on the Navigator? We had that on an older lincoln continental and it was like riding on a cloud.
     
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    They are very reliable SUVs. Do not buy the Eddie Bauer models with the AIR RIDE suspension, because almost 99% of them fail and are very price to replace. You can get either the 4.6 or 5.4, Only diff is towing capacity really. Either engine is very reliable. But gas mileage is actually only 2 mpg between the 4.6 and 5.4, and the 4.6 feels a bit sluggish, unless you get one with a 3.75 or 3.73 I think it is rear end. Most of them come with a 3.44 if I remember correctly. One of the nicest packages is the XLT No Boundaries package. They usually came in BLACK with a nice dark grey out line around the fenders and nice 10-12 spoke 17" rims with different side rails. I would stay away from the 97s since they where the first year model and had a bit more bugs. The 99s-02 are the ones to go with. Good luck. Let me know if you need any other info on them.
     
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    Also 4x4 models sometimes fail in the electrical part, it won't engage or disengage from 4x4. Repairs are usually done to the electrical module and run around 3-500 dollars.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    How about a Honda Odyessey :o
     
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    ou_guy Boomer Soooner

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    awesome thanks :cool:
     
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    Yes. Air rides do fail. It happened to us in our older continental. Pretty funny actually, there was a loud popping noise and the whole rear of the car fucking collapsed. It was so uncomfortable. It made the car look ghetto as hell to. :rofl: Anyway, it cost about $1500 to replace the rear air bags.
     
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    IIRC them having some problems with the transmissions failing. Dont know which years though.
     
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    That was a pretty sharp truck you had Johnny.
     
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    Thanks bud! It looked even better with the tail light guards and the larger BF Goodrich tires. :big grin:
     
  22. Chi_Town_GoD

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    nice trucks, but goddamn gas mileage..

    i love big SUVs and trucks, but damnit, i want DIESEL!!!
     
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    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    Excursion > Expedition
     
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    I'll agree. I was fine with my Expy in College Station where you couldn't drive all that far without being out of the BCS area. Once I got back to a major city, spending $80 a week on gas was more than I could deal with.
     

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