1997 Ford Expedition User Reviews

1997 Ford Expedition Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews

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This vehicle is a beast! Love the option of AWD or 4x4. Always felt safe driving even in snow storms! Tons of room.

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Gas mileage is not like the newer vehicles, but it's the only thing that isn't "up to par" compared to other vehichles

NorthropStudio
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Love This Suv! — The 1997 is the year to own, not the 1998. Too many changes made after '97 that made repairs difficult. Any and all repairs we've made have "do-able". I personally have had the dash apart several times and it was easy to replace bulbs and parts. Rides quiet and has plenty of room for long trips with the kids. So many options on this to list!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Solid performer. Issue Free.  Plenty of space for stuff.

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18 years old and lots of miles.

sglynn55
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My Car — Solid, everything works. Easy to fix. Carries my stuff and friends. Remained like new its whole life. Always starts. Friends like riding in it. I will buy another Expedition when I need to but it will probably be an older one because the newer ones don't feel as solid.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Starts up strong everyday. NEVER out of commission. Definitely built to last.
No big matienance bills.

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Uses a lot of gas, few of the seat belts don't work in the back and the leather seats in front cracked over the years.

Sososmith
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A Beast! — I have owned my expedition for over 10 years now and I love it!! I wasn't the original owner, I bought the truck from a car dealer & it was a beauty when I bought her. Leather insides, immac. Over the years, the two front seats leather has cracked quite a bit but the performance of this truck has been nothing short of Beast mode!! It starts up EVERYDAY! Like a champion! I have had to do such little maintenance on the truck over the years (im a female lol) I can barely remember the maintenance done. It's been almost short of a miracle the performance the truck gives with barely any maintenance. If you want a car that gets up & goes like a horse, no matter what?! Then look no further, the Expedition stays in BEAST mode on! Lol. Lookout!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Have had it for awhile and it has done everything I've asked it to. It goes anywhere, like driving a tank, with no complaints.

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The only issue I have had with it is the auto leveling rear suspension. Had the compressor go out twice, so I chucked it and put in a traditional coil over suspension and it's been fantastic.

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Great Rig! — Yeah the fuel mileage is a bit rugged (has averaged 14 mpg combined the whole time I've had it) but what do you expect from something this size? I'm extremely happy with it and the performance I've gotten out of it the last 7 years.

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Safe and Fun

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Gas

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Awsome — Love how big it is. It is great for going off road and can go many places that most cars cant. Gas is a little pricy but overall it is a nice safe car to drive. I enjoy driving it.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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mine is two tone gold above the headlights and maroon below

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Good Car — i like it its roomy rides great and if its rear air bags go out you can replace them like i did with the coil spring kit the only problem with that is the suspension light stays onthen you will never worry about the air ride going out ever lol

Primary Use: Family transportation

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all wheel drive

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gas milage

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Sspidishun — It's a fantastic vehicle as long as you can afford to put gas in it.. Costs me about 80$ to fill it.. Good handling, awesome performance. Lots of aftermarket upgrades available for it. I put a new stereo system in it but the stock system was decent for being 13 years old..

Primary Use: Family transportation

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solid and confidence inspiring

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spark plugs

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Expedition Into The Ford Suv — Lets start withe the backbone of every real truck the chassis. Sturdy and not very flexible it lends itself to towing, hauling, and other heavy work. Compared to my moms s class its a cow. compared to the old empty flat bed farm truck its a dream. the brakes are fantastic (maybe the drilled and slotted had something to do with that?) its about 50ish horsepower short of being a street hero although it will put the average Joe back in the seat. interior is pretty good and everything. ONE MAJOR GRIPE: the 5.4 gas motor is an absolute disaster. if you buy a truck like this make sure it already had the spark plug issue handled like mine did. overall though wouldn't trade mine for anything less than a diesel truck.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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umm my only car i can afford lol

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if you dont like driving huge cars-parallel parking ahhhhh

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Well Built — performance- handles well for big car build quality- for a 13 year old car it runs pretty good lol appearance- looks great for being 13 cost of ownership- hope u like helping out gas comanies fun factor- well i guess its allright- a lambo would def. be better haha

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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great interior, strong engine

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poor gas mileage

brnscal
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Great For All Types Of Use. — Dependable, rock solid body, bullet-proof engine an transmission. 170,000 miles on it so far. little sluggish on acceleration, braking an handling good.gas guzzler, maintenance minimal. fun 2 drive on long trips. Good truck for the money. Ford built 2 last!

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