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#543 of 1710 My 1997 Expedition XLT
Oct 15, 2001 (5:44 am)
You mean the 5.4. The Expedition did not come with a 5.7.
Anyways, I have been a proud owner of a 1997 Ford Expedition for the last few years. I love this truck and have never had any problems. It has 92K miles and runs like new. If you are looking for a truck the Expedition is a womderful choice. I have had many vehicles before, but I find that the Expedition has been my favorite. I love the fact that the Expedition has a huge aftermarket and is very easy to mod. I have the one with the 4.6 and find that it does make enough power. I got mine in Black with every possible option. When you go to make a purchase take a look through several of the Expeditions. If you want a great ride then make sure that you have the one with the air suspension. Also it is great for towing. Make sure you get a dual AC because if you ever have passengers in the back you will need it. Also, if you need more power make sure you get the K&N air intake because it really helps. Trust me if you get this truck you will love it.
-1996 MUSTANG GT-BLACK
-1997 EXPEDITION XLT-BLACK
-1998 F150 FLARESIDE-BLACK
#544 of 1710 corrected Expedition displacement
Oct 15, 2001 (4:04 pm)
gasguzzler007, Yes, now that you mentioned it I think you are right, our Expedition had a 5.4 liter engine, not 5.7. It said that on top of an air duct at the top of the engine. Thanks.
#545 of 1710 I've been bouncing back and forth
Oct 15, 2001 (7:49 pm)
....between an Expedition and a Tahoe. I had a 96 Tahoe and a 98 Expedition. A year ago I traded out of the EXP into a Toyota minivan. Seemed like a good idea at the time....but, I'm now sorry I didn't do another SUV. Ready, soon, to bite the bullet and lose the Toyota. I had very little trouble with either SUV. The Tahoe developed a drive-train quirk Chevy finally said I'd just have to live with (nothing too serious but it drove me crazy). I loved everything about the EXP except the terrible MPG. I had the 5.4 and got on occasion under 10 city but mostly 11-12 and 15-16 highway. The Chevy always got 14+ city and 18-20 on the road....and that with a more horsepower. I suppose it's just an intellectual exercise. I'm probably talking 15 bucks a month difference; but, my head tells me 11mpg is unacceptable and 13-14 is poor but passing.
Best I can tell, the Tahoe has better gas milage with added HP, a better ride (and I prefer a softer ride), and more compact dimensions (suits me fine). The Expedition has a superior interior, better fit and finish, and good reliability (according to Consumer Reports). What I'd really like is an EXP with the 5.4 that could do better than a sorry 11mpg around town...lol...guess I'm dreaming.
#546 of 1710 Reply to #529
Oct 16, 2001 (7:04 am)
I know what you mean. We love our Expedition, but something just eats at you on the inside to get such poor fuel economy. I am seeing exactly the numbers you referred to on our 2001. This is the first vehicle I have had that did not beat the EPA mileage numbers on the sticker. However it is my wifes car and she drove me to work the other day. I now understand a little of the poor mileage. She is used to driving higher performance sedans and has a little bit of a heavy foot. We now have 7500 miles on ours and we are taking it on a 700 mile trip this weekend when we should be able to run without the A/C on. Will see how well we can do for fuel economy and will report next week.
Oct 16, 2001 (3:58 pm)
I wish the Expedition did come with a 5.7. Like the wise man said there is no replacement for displacement.
#549 of 1710 funny you should mention that
Oct 16, 2001 (5:39 pm)
I got summer/winter/spring/fall the same sorry milage..... with/without the air, conservative or lead-foot driving....same, same. I never found it short on power (as many reviewers claim) and prefered the OHV engine to Chevy's high-holy-of-all-engines everyone loves to love. The Chevy always felt out of breath at highway speeds and that darn Ford 5.4 seemed to get better the faster it went...lol. I loved that big old giant vehicle, gas milage not considered.
#550 of 1710 wonderful 5.4 liter engine
Oct 16, 2001 (6:16 pm)
I agree with #533 about the Expedition engine... one could drive it fast and it always seemed like it could easily go even faster. The RPM's were relatively low for any given MPH, lower than for most other cars I have driven. The 5.4 engine usually seemed to be loafing along easily.
#551 of 1710 Hi jim250 (message 533)
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 16, 2001 (6:46 pm)
I deleted my ad for tonight's chat (hi again,gaz), and messed up the message count. But it's ok to agree with yourself
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Oct 17, 2001 (4:13 pm)
So hows life? Thanks for messing up the post count. I knew we could count on you.LOL Now I know why you guys say not to refer to other posts by numbers.(read that somewhere)LOL
Anyways,I think that my next Expedition is going to be a 5.4 with a nice kenny bell blower. That would put me into the 300HP range.