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#1262 of 1710 1998 Ford Exp EB 4X4
Feb 26, 2004 (1:24 pm)
Expedition has been a great SUV so far:
75K miles. So far only had front end work done ~$350.00. Had some minor things done during the warranty period. The worst seems to be the breaks that need to be replaced every 40,000 miles. Maybe the weight of the vehicle. Other than that it's been a solid ride. In Fact I've been tempted to "down size" to 2004 Mercury Mountaineer or Explorer but my kids would not be happy! Lots of room. Ride quality the same as when the day I bought it (Very Good).
#1263 of 1710 2003 Ford Expedition Resource Site
Feb 28, 2004 (11:47 pm)
I recently created a Web site dedicated to the 2003 Ford Expedition. There is no commercial slant, just took some time to share various reviews, photos, etc. that I have compiled and thought others may be interested in.
Feb 29, 2004 (7:28 am)
WOW! GREAT job on that site!! I'm going to have fun looking through all that you have there. I can see LOTS of time invested and I know that others will appreciate your efforts too.
Are you taking contributions too? I'm going to be ordering either a late build 04 or an early 05 and I'd add my thoughts too if you're taking submissions. I'm holding out for this particular time frame because the 3 valve 5.4 is supposed to be coming for some of the late build 04s and will be offered in the 05s for sure (if the guys at the local dealership are to be believed).
#1265 of 1710 Premium Edition Picture
Feb 29, 2004 (8:16 am)
The link below will take you to a pic of a 2004 EB Premium Edition in red. I know there have been a few people here asking about this option and this is what it looks like in red.
After seeing this pic (it's only one view I know) I've decided there are better ways for me to spend $895. I just don't care for this option. The marketing slicks from Ford show the black monochrome and after looking at this I can see why they chose to do that.
#1266 of 1710 Extended warrenty or not?
Mar 06, 2004 (11:13 pm)
Our 2001 Expedition is nearing the end of it's warranty. We don't have tons of extra money to purchase this extended warrenty, but are wondering what everyone out there thinks about it. I'm tempted to just 'play it out' and not buy it. And if I need a repair, then fix it. I do have 4 children, and one of my concerns is the electric windows. What has your experience been?
#1267 of 1710 Extended Warranty
Mar 07, 2004 (7:35 am)
Ford Warranty Central lists the following things that people should consider when thinking about the purchase of an ESP:
You should consider an ESP if you are.....
-Buyers of well equipped vehicles, with extensive high-tech components.
-High mileage drivers.
-Customers who keep their vehicle beyond the original factory limited warranty period.
-Customers who like and can afford premium programs.
-Customers who can't afford or don't want to deal with unexpected repair bills.
In addition to those I would say ESP plans make sense if you KNOW that you're going to be keeping your Expy for a longer period of time. If you plan to trade out of it then it makes little sense.
When we buy our 05 I am planning to make that part of the package. 7yr/100,000 $0 deductable. That plan can be had for about $2650 on Fordwarrantycentral.com. Oh and BTW, I wouldn't consider ANY other plan than a Ford ESP. Third party warranties cost about the same and are often difficult to get payment on. Most people who purchase these plans have found that they have used them and gotten a good value for the money. (this is of the people that I've asked who've responded)
#1268 of 1710 Weight bearing ability on fold flat rear seat
Mar 14, 2004 (7:04 pm)
I like the features of the Expy/Nav vs. the GM alternatives, but I'm concerned about the third seat. I wish it didn't have one. Unfortunately, it is not removable. I occasionally need to carry a pallet load of heavy equipment. Would 500-700 pounds of cast iron crush the flat folded third seat? Do they make custom heavy duty rubber cargo mats (e.g., Weatherbeaters) for this yet?
Or, do I just put up with the solid rear axle, recirculating ball steering with mandatory service every six months on the steering assembly, cold start knocking engine, plastic pickup truck interior of the GM to get a good space for a heavy pallet?
#1269 of 1710 Re: Blockislandguy
Mar 15, 2004 (9:53 am)
Heck no you don't have to step back in time to be able to transport your heavy loads. I am sure that the seat would be fine, but for extra assurance, cut a piece of ply wood to fit in there for those times that you need to carry those heavy loads. That way your seat and carpet will be protected and weight across the same area will be better dispersed.
#1270 of 1710 4WD system of Expedition/Navigator
Mar 19, 2004 (7:00 pm)
I currently drive a Landcruiser '95 with AWD; my other cars have been AWD Audi and currently an AWD Subaru WRX. Since Expedition 4WD has capability of 2WD, the 4WD system cannot be like an AWD. What are the differences and which type of system will actually give better traction? I am not a car whiz, so try to keep the explanation simple. Thanks