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#672 of 1710 Bad Expedition Experience
Mar 19, 2002 (11:40 pm)
Back in 1999 I purchased a new 4x4 Eddie Bauer Expedition and have had numerous problems through 60K miles. I had two new transmissions installed, two seperate issues with the coils(?) that required an immediate trip to a dealer for repair, possessed windshield wipers and two new compass units.
This was the first American car I have ever owned and have to say I am extremely turned off. I have owned four Honda's (Civic-135K miles, Civic-75K miles, Accord-145K miles, Accord-75K miles) and one Toyota 4Runner (120K-miles) of which none had any problems. When I say they had no problems I mean exactly that. NO PROBLEMS! Come to think of it, I never took them in for 15K, 30K, 45K, 60K, etc. scheduled maintenances. Outside of replacing oil, oil filters, brakes and tires there was nothing else to it.
Was I just lucky with my Honda/Toyota ownerships or just unlucky with the Ford ownership? Who knows... All I know if that this latest experience with our Ford leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
We are now looking at the 2002 Toyota Sequoia for our next SUV. I think Ford may lost a customer for good...
#673 of 1710 Good 1999 Expedition Experience
Mar 20, 2002 (7:10 pm)
I just bought a 1999 Ford Expedition from relatives of mine. They sold it because they no longer needed it and it has been flawless for all 60,000 miles. I love this vehicle more than my previouse 1998 Expedition. Only one problem. Driver side heated seat doesn't work:-( I will be getting the coolant flushed and the transmition fluid changed shortly. Very Happy with this purchase.
#674 of 1710 2003 Expedition
Mar 24, 2002 (8:26 am)
Does anybody know the price range for the upcoming 2003 Expedition? Or where I can find it? I've read all the reviews, but still don't have a feel for the money. Also, what are you present Expedition owners' thoughts - do the improvements sound significant? I'm looking for my first Expedition and don't know whether to wait for 2003 or find a much less expensive used Expedition. Thanks for all input.
#676 of 1710 pricing info on 2003 expy
Mar 24, 2002 (4:11 pm)
LANEM, THE 2003 FORD EXPEDITION WILL BE PRICED FROM $33,570-$47,655. THEY GOT ALOT MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THEY WERE. PERSONALLY I WOULD GET THE 2000 2002 MODELS AS I LIKE THEM BETTER. IN ADDITION I WOULD GET THEM WORK OUT THE BUGS BEFORE PURCHASING ONE OF THE 2003. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE 2003 IT BASICALLY LOOKS LIKE A GIANT EXPLORER WITH EXPEDITION FEATURES, ITS NICE BUT NOT TO MY LIKING. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR PURCHASE.
Mar 24, 2002 (5:04 pm)
while I am not up on all the changes, one BIG change, same as the Explorer, is the new independent rear suspension...I do not know whether you value that or not, but I would consider a major redesign in suspension something notable...also, if they redesign the rear window like the Explorer, the window will open lower, making it easier to put groceries and such thru the rear window...
#678 of 1710 '99 expi
Mar 24, 2002 (8:49 pm)
Bought my '99 in August of that year. I have the 4.6L and so far no problems with 29,000 on the odometer. This is truly a comfortable truck.
My mileage is 16 city and 20fwy.
BTW did ford add another muffler or baffle to the exhaust just before the tip? I see it on 2000 and later.
Mar 24, 2002 (10:03 pm)
ACTUALLY THE EXHAUST WAS CHANGED AND IT WAS CHANGED FOR 2000. WHAT YOU SEE IS THE CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS SYSTEM, IT LOWERS THE AMOUNT OF MONOXIDES AND HYDROCARBONS FORMED MAKING THE EXPY (LEV) LOW EMISSIONS VEHICLE. YOU CAN STILL GET THE REGULAR EXHAUST THOUGH.
#680 of 1710 Incredible prices in Dallas
Mar 25, 2002 (9:43 am)
I am getting a 2002 brand-new EB 5.4V, with Rear TV/VCP for $29000+TTL (total discount of $10,700). Unbelievable, but at least 3 dealers have close to this price. I really am waiting for the 2003, does anyone know what they will go for? I am wondering if I should just settle for the 2002 version for that kind of price. Any thoughts?
#681 of 1710 tranny fixed
Mar 25, 2002 (11:50 am)
The ford dealer fixed my trans in about three days. Turns out that the accumilator went out causing the clutches to burn up. They rebuilt the tranny for $1800. I only had to pay half thank goodness. I had to take it back the next day because when you shifted into reverse the radio would turn off. hahaha. It took about 15 minutes to replace the shift sensor and the prob was fixed. Will have to admit they did a pretty good job. The trans if shifting better than it did new. If I have any trouble I will post.