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#2 of 59 New Expedition Owner
Dec 03, 2001 (12:26 pm)
Ok I'll start it off. My wife and I just picked up our brand new 2002 Ford Expedition, on 11/09. My wife was the main reason we ended up with the Expedition as we were the owners of a 1999 Volvo V70 station wagon whose lease was ending at the end of November. She did not want another station wagon or Minivan and so we fell into the classic SUV trap.
We had been looking initially at the Toyota Sequoia but after looking and comparing we just couldn't pass up the 0.0 Ford financing and the incredible deal we were able to get on the Expedition.
After driving the Expedition for a month now I am very happy with our decision. Here's what we ended up getting:
2002 Eddie Bauer Expedition 4x2
5.4L Engine, 2.55 ltd. slip diff., Premier Package, Arizona Beige with 2nd. row captain's chairs, Entertainment System, CD changer.
It's really a very fun vehicle to drive and since we have two small children the entertainment system is great.
Overall very pleased with our new Expedition and look forward to taking some long trips with it.
#3 of 59 Expy Owner
Dec 04, 2001 (7:21 am)
My name is Mike and I am the proud owner of a 2001 XLT 4x4, 4.6L, cd changer, moonroof, silver metallic, limited slip, comfort group and sport pkg. I have owned this beauty since March 2001. I did extensive research before I purchased and nothing comes close to the Expy. Also, I am glad we now have our own club.
#4 of 59 Looking to Buy
Dec 05, 2001 (8:18 pm)
I am looking at buying a 1998 Expy EB with the 5.4. Is there anything I need to pay close attention to?
#5 of 59 Expy owner
Dec 06, 2001 (11:35 pm)
Question to mike, We have identical expeditions i had leather installed in my expy. I don't have the limited slip diff. Whats the good and bad points about having it or not ? In your research What helped you in making a discision on buying the XLT with the sport pk and the 4.6 engine rather than just buying an Eddie Bauer ?
#6 of 59 Hey pwas
Dec 07, 2001 (6:51 am)
Hey pwas, the answer to your limited question is that the system transfers engine torque to the wheel that has the best traction usually before slippage occurs. I wouldn't by a 4x4 without it. As buying the xlt, I didn't want the leather or the running boards that were offered on the EB. I perfer cloth and the step bars look better. I also did't need the additional power of the 5.4L. The 4.6L has all the power I need.
#7 of 59 Hello to all...
Dec 08, 2001 (4:51 pm)
Hi, I am the proud owner of a fully loaded 2001 EB Expy. Estate green in color. I put on a new Yakima rack and Packasport system with 2 bike carriers, and a Brush guard with 2 6in PIAA fog lights. I would post a pic of my beauty =) if only I knew how. Questions that I would like help from if someone knows are these.
1. Is my Expy already wired for electronic brakes and how would I know?
2. I am looking into different Air intakes and gas saving measures. Has anyone had a KN air filter added? Did it help or not?
3. Also has anyone heard of that Tornado fuel thingy? Does it really help w/ gas and horses?
4.Anyone added a aftermarket DVD system and where did you put it? I have a Moonroof and am wondering where it would go? The screen that is.
I love my Expy and wouldnt trade it for anything at this point. I have pics if youwant to see it. I hope that you all enjoy yours also and if you have any questions that I can help with about aftermarket Exterior products I would love too.
Dec 15, 2001 (10:24 pm)
Just like to say hello to everyone as a new member of the club.
Dec 16, 2001 (9:05 am)
Hello. I've been lurking here for a couple of years. I started on the boards when I bought an Expedition in late '99. I have owned 17 cars in various states of repair in the last 20 years. In the 4wd category which is probably the most interesting here I have had an '89 K5 Jimmy, a '90 Jeep Wrangler, a '95 full size Bronco, a '96 Explorer, a '99 EB Expedition, an '01 Pathfinder SE, and as a volunteer fire chief I have the use of a '92 full size Bronco. After getting my first 4wd I decided that I would never not have one. Until recently when we sold the Jeep, we had 4 in the driveway. We live in south west CT, which means sometimes we have lots of snow, and we always have lots of ice and slush. I drive around 30k miles per year in the Expedition mostly, my wife around 10k in the Pathfinder.
#10 of 59 Hello everyone.
Dec 17, 2001 (7:45 pm)
...another lurker appears. We bought a 2002 XLT at the end of November. As luck would have it, we were involved in a hit-and-run two days after we bought the Expedition. After a pretty good whack, we got out to see the damage. We had a very, very small dent in the bumper. The other driver left parts on the ground. Fortunately, eyewitnesses got the tag and all is well. It is nice to have a very sturdy vehicle!
Dec 25, 2001 (5:46 pm)
I own a 1997 Ford Expedition XLT. Black with every option except the sunroof. I have the cd changer, leather, etc. It has tan interior. I have put on a chrome grille, blackouts, a new muffler,etc. I have put on 94K miles and it still runs like new. It has the 4.6 V8 engine.
Also own a 1998 F150 XL Flareside. Also black. It has the 4.2 V6 which is not as powerful. Minor mods so far as I have not had the truck for a long time. It so far has 37K miles. Hope to keep this one for a while.