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Ford Everest, Ford Expedition, SUV
Feb 01, 2006 (3:06 am)
Info from the Ford site on the 2007 Expedition. The interior looks fabulous.
Can we rename this discussion to 2007 Ford Expedition now?
#18 of 36 Re: Attention - Host [navigator89]
by kirstie_h HOST
Feb 02, 2006 (7:04 am)
Both names have been included for those members searching for "everest" as well.
#19 of 36 Order and Build Info
Feb 16, 2006 (7:22 pm)
The order accept date is currently tageted for 4/17/06 for the '07 Expedition EL.
The Job 1 Date is currently set for 7/19/06.
That means the first vehicles off the line should reach customers early to mid-August.
#20 of 36 New Expedition changes
Feb 26, 2006 (3:49 pm)
saw the short model of the expedition last night at the new car show. okay but not as nice as i expected based on the publicity photos. They have taken the other extreme from GM who has rounded off every corner of the Yukon to where it is shapeless with no personality. seems like ford has tried to create edges and corners where they just don't seem to work. for example, the hood seems way to aggressive and more truck like than SUV. A little thing but the taillights which looked very nice and smooth on the current model now slightly protrude an inch or so off the back and really interrupt the shape. i think it will either be you love it or feel as i do that it's just okay. unfortunately neither ford or gm have come out with a new exterior design that is awe inspiring. i did see a new 2007 Yukon last night as well and the interior of those will beat the ford hands down.
#21 of 36 Re: New Expedition changes [neo6]
Mar 04, 2006 (10:27 am)
I haven't seen either the new Yukon interior or the new Expedition interior in person, so I'll withhold judgment about material quality etc. until I do. However, one thing that strikes me is that the Yukon interior, while nice, seems like it would be right at home in a Camry. The Expedition looks like someone actually took into account the the type of vehicle the Expedition is, and designed an interior that's appropriate. It seems much more customized to me, while the Yukon interior seems generic. Assuming similar levels of quality in that materials, I'd say the Expedition interior wins hands down.
By the way, has anyone heard anything about possible engine upgrades for the Expedition coming any time soon? The car mags will murder the Expedition for only having 300HP regardless of whether it is necessary or not.
Mar 23, 2006 (6:07 pm)
I really hope Ford gets there things together and actually give this SUV more power. I own a 99 Expedition with a 4.6L V-8 and I feel like my truck has better acceleration and power than this 5.4L 3V V-8 has. I work at a Ford dealer and some of my customers have said the same thing. I also hope Ford finds a way to fit a Powerstroke diesel into this truck.
Mar 26, 2006 (2:11 pm)
I was hoping to find pictures of the next Expedition, and was pretty surprised to find them. I really like the styling, it has a lot of "bling" now. If only Ford had a better engine to put in it. The interior is just as good as that of the Tahoe/Yukon.
On a sidenote - Host can you please change this discussion name to only Ford Expedition, not Everest?It is pretty clear that the Everest name wont be used.
#25 of 36 Two-tone paint
Jun 24, 2006 (10:11 am)
Wish they would lose the two-tone color scheme that is standard on everything except the Limited. It looks tacky.
#26 of 36 Diesel option just for research...for now
Jun 30, 2006 (6:19 am)
In the build & price link mentioned above, the diesel and hybrid options are not actually available, they're just there to research how many people would actually want them. So you're effectively voting for what options Ford would offer in the future. There was an article in Autoweek recently that said the diesel won't be available until 2010. Personally, I'm amazed that it took Ford this long to see this trend coming, and also that it's going to take them that long to get it into production. Sigh.