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#479 of 1710 Help on Expedition purchase
Aug 08, 2001 (7:30 am)
I am considering buying a 2001 EB Expedition. The one I’m considering has some options that I really don’t need, but the price seems very good. Any idea what the average above invoice is that they are quoting these days?
Also, I’m curious to see if anyone has had any issues with the options. The one I’m most curious about is the Four Corner Load Leveling Suspension. I can’t find any information on it anywhere except that it is pneumatic. I tend to drive my vehicles forever and this has the potential to be something that would go out within five years, probably meaning a nice charge from the local Ford dealership.
I may have the dealer install a moonroof (can’t find one w/ bench seat in the back). Two dealers have told me “we do it all the time and have had no problem”. I’m sure they would not mislead me……Does anyone have any info on aftermarket moonroofs?
Finally, any quality issues w/ the entertainment center?
Thanks in advance
#480 of 1710 2001 EB Expedition
Aug 08, 2001 (1:52 pm)
In response to #463, the moonroof is a $800.00 discount option in some regions of the country.
#481 of 1710 News for the newer Expeditions/NAVs??
Aug 21, 2001 (5:21 pm)
Let me start by saying I neither like or dislike the Expedition/Navigator. I am also not very knowldegeable on the options offered on these SUV's. I'm writing this post for those who may be curious of what I've seen and learned of for the next model year. You all may know some of this, but let me continue..
Living in Los Angeles, I often see various camouflaged vehicles being tested either in the 100+ degrees heat of the San Fernando Valley or on the twisted turns of Mulholland and various canyon roads.
Today I saw one Expedition and one Navigator heavily camouflaged (mostly the front and rear of each SUV was well hidden); the Expedition was painted black and the Navigator was white. From the exterior, I saw 19" wheels, new rims (at least they looked fresh to me) and the fender wells were of a more 'muscular' nature. The Navigator had its headlights on and they were HID (these were not DRL for they were too bright). In addition, the taillights were LED (like the Cadillac DTS) and for the Nav, there were three small round third brake lights atop the rear window.
From what I could see in the Navigator's interior (I was in a Suburban 2500), there was a navigation system in addition to all the test equipment being used. At the stop light I asked the driver what size engine was under the hood, and he replied "I can't tell you but think Bo Derek". I assume he meant a 10 cylinder (is a 10 currently offered???).
Sorry ya'll but that's all I was able to find out. As to whether some of these items are newsworthy or not, I don't know. I thought I'd perform my duities as an Edmund's web site reader and let ya'll know what I've found out of these SUVs. For that matter, I don't even know whether these changes will see their way into the showroom (if they haven't already).
Aug 22, 2001 (12:41 am)
Well, Ford does have a V10 engine, so it's certainly possible . Thanks for the spy report!
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Aug 22, 2001 (2:50 pm)
I HEAR A SOUND IN MY ENGINE WHEN IT'S IDLING. THE DEALER SAID IT WAS THE TRANS FLUID PUMPING. ANYONE ELSE EXPERIENCE THIS. IT'S A FAINT NOISE. 2001 EXPY W 5.4LITER 200 MILES
Aug 23, 2001 (5:21 am)
I have a 2001 XLT 4.6 engine w/4300 miles. I also have the low hum sound. A friend of mine who is a mechanic took a look and stated the sound is the trans fluid being pumped into the trans, the hum is not constant it comes and goes. The hum is very faint and other than that my Expy has been wonderful. I hope this helps.
#485 of 1710 Bornzo..Thanks
Aug 23, 2001 (2:49 pm)
I went and talked to a Ford Certified Master Mechanic he verified the same thing your Mechanic did. Mine also comes and goes and is fairly faint. This makes me feel better.. Thanks
#486 of 1710 Lease v. buy on new Expeditions
Aug 24, 2001 (3:28 am)
Diverg...you really should consider buying rather than leasing....(1) its the end of the model year and the residuals are awful on the lease deals...and (2) Ford is running all kind of financing specials...I bought a 2K1 XLT Sport on 8-4-01 and got 1.9 for 60 mo...since then I have seen on TV that Ford is now offering 0% for 60 mo...as long as you can use Ford's $$$ for free you might as well buy it...even if you decide to trade in 2 years every payment you've made will have gone to the principal which means you will have some equity in the truck.
Just a thought....
#487 of 1710 2000 Expedition Bad shimmy @ 60 - 70 mph
Aug 25, 2001 (3:32 pm)
I have a 2000 Expedition. Since day 1 I have had a bad shimmy. I have had it in for repair enough over the year to qualify for the Lemon Law. I test drove a 2002 Expedition today and it had the shimmy also. Am I the only one or do others feel this??????Please help me!!!!
#488 of 1710 '99 EB Expedition w/5.4 L--recent problems
Aug 26, 2001 (11:58 am)
Excellent vehicle to 50,000 miles. Since then, now at 52,500:
1. Rear axle seals leaked--replaced.
2. Soaked brake pads--replaced.
3. Soaked emergency brake lining--replaced.
4. Valve cover or oil pan gasket leaking.
5. Transfer case wont shift into low range--having checked this week.
On the other hand, my '97 EB Exp. went went nearly 70,000 miles with no major problems.