1997 Ford Expedition User Reviews

1997 Ford Expedition Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 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: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews

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Jamil writes:
1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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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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Johnnie writes:
1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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Interior comfort & power

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Gas guzzler

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Great Family Hauler Or Gas Guzzling Monster? — My 1997 Ford Expedition was bought primarily as a family outing 'hauler' and an escape from being stuck in snow-drifts after living in Chicago for a few years with a '93 Honda Civic. Needless to say, I was tired of digging the little Honda out of the snow after a few inches of overnight dusting. The Expeditions power comes from its 4.6L Triton Engine that definitely has enough power to tow trailers and boats significantly larger than the Expedition itself. The interior comfort makes for a stress free ride while on long-haul adventures. I've driven my Expedition from Chicago to Miami and back a few times, with no problems. The only downside I see to the '97 Expedition is the amount of gas it takes to keep her going. The 25 gallon tank will show a low level light with 2 gallons remaining - with which you had only traveled approximately 290 to 310 highway miles. This averages out to about 13 mpg Freeway and is not very helpful on the pocketbook - especially when the gas prices had hit all-time highs only a year ago.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Sososmith writes:
1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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5

Pros

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

Cons

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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Justin writes:
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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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Ryan writes:
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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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'Patrick writes:
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mine is two tone gold above the headlights and maroon below

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none

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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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Drew writes:
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4

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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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Casey writes:
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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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brnscal writes:
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great interior, strong engine

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poor gas mileage

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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!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bill writes:
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Horsepower, Traction, Handling, Torque, Height, Sound

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Gas Guzzler

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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4l — Great off road handling. Superior traction in all conditions. Very few repairs needed since purchased. Great MPG for its year and size. Excellent horsepower because of size of engine (5.4L). Very Fun to drive on or off roads. Terrific traction in the snow. Powerful enough to become a weekend plow truck. Destroys the completion for its year in all suv's. Also it is as heavy duty as a tank, almost indestructible. Only Down part of this truck is it is a gas Guzzler. I would certainly recommend this SUV to everyone who likes to have fun or has a big family (Seats 8 with 3rd row seat)

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