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#1551 of 1707 Re: leather seats cracking [stowe]
Oct 28, 2005 (9:05 am)
We also have a problem with leather seats cracking.
The middle row of our 2004 Eddie Bauer Expedition has cracking in the center of the two-toned leather seats. This started about 6 months after we bought it. The dealer said they would not replace them until they are actually peeling off. One of the seats is almost there. There is no way this is normal wear and tear. The driver's seat gets twice as much use as the others and it looks fine. The dealer said they would monitor the wear. We called the customer service and got the same song and dance. It looks ugly. Ford should stand behind the products they make or use. Our GM van's leather seats didn't start showing wear until 8 years of use.
#1552 of 1707 Re: More Power? [bear36]
Oct 29, 2005 (7:42 am)
I looked for about a year for a cat back system for my 2000 expidition. The systems I saw had one tailpipe in the orginal location or two exiting behind the passengers rear tire, . Gibson exhaust has come out with a system extreme dual exhaust, which has a tailpipe exiting behind each real tire, looks like real duels. I installed the stainless steel system on my truck last week. The system is not as loud as I expected, and there is not any difference in gas milage and I have not noticed any real difference in power. I am not knocking the exhaust system, just stating what I have found, I still like my truck, fast and thrifty she is not. PS fortunatly my 98 GT is.
#1553 of 1707 2001 Eddie Bauer skid plates
Oct 29, 2005 (12:31 pm)
I kust got my Expy back from the body shop. someone hit and caused $4,700 worth of damamge. i am now noticing a leak. i went under the truck and noticed there was no skid plate under the engine. there is one under the radiator and gas tank but no where else. Where were the factory plates installed? It was an option the was on the factory window sticker.
#1554 of 1707 Best tires for a 03
Oct 29, 2005 (3:05 pm)
Looking for the best tires for a EB 03 . I would like a quite and soft ride I do NO off roading but a small amount of snow. thanks chris
#1555 of 1707 Best Tires
Oct 30, 2005 (8:01 pm)
Check out the GoodYear Fortera HL Silent Armor tires at Tirerack.com. Highly rated and may be exactly what you are looking for.
#1556 of 1707 Re: Best Tires [714cut]
Oct 31, 2005 (3:27 pm)
Thanks, I will look into it Do you have them ?
#1557 of 1707 O3' Eddie B 4x4 $22,000 w/ 23,000 on it
Oct 31, 2005 (8:56 pm)
I am interested in buying an O3' w/ 23,000 miles, Eddie B 4x4. I want an expedition and want to pay around that price but have heard tell that the 03' was a problematic year, but it is hard to search the forums for reliable review. Does anyone like their 03'. I can get an 04 XLT 4x4 w/ cloth seats though, and 32,000 on it. What should I do? I want reliability mostly, but the EB edition is nice. HELP...I can't afford a
#1558 of 1707 Re: leather seats cracking [unhappy8]
Nov 01, 2005 (5:58 pm)
Normal Wear and Tear. If your car was a lease turn in I'm sure they would ding you for the condition of the leather, saying they are beyond normal wear and tear. Luckily, I'm still under warranty. I paid extra money for my leather seats, they weren't cheap. They shouldn't be cracking three months off the lot. Hopefully your dealer contact who said they would replace them is still employed by your dealer. Keep complaining to Ford. I haven't complained to them yet, because the dealer has replaced my cracking seats, both front bottoms. In fact, maybe I'll send Ford a note, because as soon as that dealer rejects my next replacement (replacement leather already looking like it is going to crack) Ford will definitely be hearing from me. Otherwise, love the Expedition, except for the A/C grunt on startup.
#1559 of 1707 I need a center seat.
Nov 04, 2005 (2:45 pm)
I'm buying 2003 eddie bauer but it has captains chairs in middle seat. I actually want the whole bench. What can I do. I called 2 local dealers and they said, "You gotta buy a new Expedition to do that. Hey, I happen to have one..."...HELP...Family growing tooooo quickly.
#1560 of 1707 Re: King Ranch/2nd row captains chairs [myex]
Nov 05, 2005 (5:26 pm)
HELLO, I JUST BOUGHT A KING RANCH EXPEDITION WITH THE BENCH SEAT. I WAS DEAD SET ON THE CAPTAINS CHAIRS, UNTIL MY HUSBAND REALLY MADE ME LOOK AT THE BENCH SEATING. I LIKE THE LOOK OF THE CAPTAINS CHAIRS, BUT IF YOU PUT THE CENTER PART OF THE BENCH DOWN, YOU HAVE THE LOOK OF THE CAPTAINS CHAIRS (MINUS THE ARM REST) AND CAN USE CENTER SEAT AS AN ARMREST PER SAY,IF YOU HAVE 2 ADULTS IN THE BACK, OR IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE KIDS OR PEOPLE TRAVELING ON LONG TRIPS YOU'LL HAVE TWO AREAS TO TAKE A NAP!!! YOU CAN ALSO PUT THE CENTER BENCH SEAT DOWN AND MOVE IT FORWARD AND KICK YOUR FEET UP AS A FOOT REST TOO!!! I HAVE NO KIDS MYSELF, BUT MY FRIEND WHO JUST BOUGHT A NAVIGATOR- UGH- WITH THE CAPTIANS CHAIRS, SAID HER DAUGHTER IS ALREADY COMPLAINING, WANTING HER BENCH SEAT BACK FROM HER PRIOR VEHICLE. I WILL SAY THOUGH- I LOVEEEEEEEEE MY KING RANCH LEATHER- JUST BOUGHT A 2006, HAD A 1999- WHICH I ALSO TRUELY LOVED!!!