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#1405 of 1710 Post 1404
Sep 22, 2004 (9:10 am)
A guy in Florida was so "hot" about the piston slap problem that he started www.pistonslap.com. Ha!
Your view generally reflects what GM is saying according to some accounts I have read. However, my brother Boyd was major aggravated with the noise in his 2001 GMC Yukon XL given the premium price dealers were getting then. Any odd noise just seems to immediately demand the dealers' and automakers' attention no matter the source or whether the function of the vehicle is impacted.
I too like the Suburban and Tahoe cabs or bodies, wheelbases, turning radius, etc. However, three of my brothers and a nephew who have late model 1500 series Suburban and/or Yukon XL report an unpleasant feel in the rear end handling of the late models versus the earlier leaf spring Suburbans in 1500 series. That's four out of four very experienced owners picking up on something definite they don't like about the late model GM handling. No comparison to new IRS Ford engineering.
I tried out the 5.3L in Yukon and found the brakes to be very mushy compared to the 2003 Expedition FX4 that I owned at the time. The Yukon was brand new and the brakes probably would have gotten better with some wear. Don't know, but believe GM has some catching up to do?
Ford does squander the larger, better brakes of the 2003 and up Expy models by having excessive vehicle weights versus the more reasonable weights of the late model GM products.
As mentioned in my earlier post, my 2004 NBX is much more comfortable to drive than the 2003 FX4. The 4R70W tranny in the FX4, 5.4L is suspect changing down when turning corners.
Finally, the GM prices and dealer cost %. The semi-sorry Ford Expeditions beat the over priced GM products (at least off the new show room). Try to buy a Tahoe with off-road package lately!
Jan 29, 2005 (10:24 am)
"If you drive one of the listed vehicles, make a date with your dealer to get this replacement."
Ford to Recall Trucks and SUVs (Inside Line)
#1407 of 1710 Re: 4.6L [nvbanker]
Jan 29, 2005 (7:10 pm)
I have had both the 5.4L and now currently the 4.6 in the EB Expedition. I dont see much difference in power, only maybe lose a little of the towing capacity with the 4.6L. If your not towing alot, then the 4.6L does fine. Also just wanted to say that I installed a K & N Washable air filter in the 4.6L and man talk about a difference in power and acceleration! These kits as you may have heard are designed to draw more air into the engine , thereby breathing more efficiently and increasing both HP and mileage. I have notice a difference in acceleration and am getting an increase of around 1.6 to 2.2 MPG city/highway respectively. in my opinion, but take care all
#1408 of 1710 Side Impact Testing
Feb 01, 2005 (3:41 pm)
Was side impact testing ever done on the 2004 or 2005 Expedition? I can't find any side impact test results for any Expedition models.
#1409 of 1710 2000 Ford Expedition Cruise Control Recall
Feb 01, 2005 (7:26 pm)
I have one of the affected 2000 Ford Expedition's with the Cruise Control recall. My Expedtion has 60,000 miles currently. What exactly are the dangers of the malfunctioning cruise control?
#1410 of 1710 Re: 2000 Ford Expedition Cruise Control Recall [dontshopthewal]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 02, 2005 (7:30 am)
Defective speed-control switches can overheat and result in fires under the hood.
#1411 of 1710 2004 EB Exp review
Feb 02, 2005 (9:03 am)
We have had our 04 EB since Christmas and we love it. My wife traded in her 2000 Jeep GC Limited and has been very impressed with Exp. When driving she dosen't feel like she is driving a big truck and the ride is great. We currently only have one child and he loves it also because he can climb into/out of his car seat easier and I love the extra space the exp gives us (or other car is an Audi A4). We have 5.4L our dealership didn't have many choice left and gave us a great deal! Our gas mileage is 1 Mpg better than our Jeep... we took this on our trip to Florida (9 Hours one way) and it was great comforatable ride for all. I perfer it over the chevy products - I had a 2003 chevy avalanche for a year and perfer the Ford to the chevy in all aspects. I would highly recomend this SUV to anyone looking for an SUV.
#1412 of 1710 Re: 2004 EB Exp review [jplyman]
Feb 02, 2005 (3:09 pm)
We also have an 04 EB, since Thanksgiving. We love it and it's the perfect size for our 3 boys. It drives great and the folding 3rd row seat is very convenient! We were also looking at the Suburban but I think (hope) we made the right decision. I just wish the gas mileage was a little better.
#1413 of 1710 Re: 2004 EB Exp review [dsj123]
Feb 06, 2005 (6:28 pm)
I use to have a 2003 chevy avalanche which is basically a subarban - and this rides better and feels smaller than our Jeep GC. Also, the ride is a lot smother becuase of the back end setup. I think gas milage between the chevy and ford will be about the same - I was getting 16.5 in my avalanche, 14.1 in the Jeep (Wife) and she now gets 15.4 in the Exp and we have the 5.4 L. Hope you keep enjoying your Exp.
#1414 of 1710 Re: 2004 EB Exp review [jplyman]
Feb 07, 2005 (7:55 am)
Just a word of caution here. I hope you're not using the on-board computer to rely on you're mileage for the Expedition. Most of us have found that feature to read about 1 to 1 1/2 MPG on the high side. In other words, if you're getting 15.4 you may only be getting 14.4 or less. Make sure you figure your own gas mileage a few times and not rely on the computer. I've figured mine enough that I always subtract 1.5 MPG when using the MPG readout.