1998 Ford Expedition User Reviews

1998 Ford Expedition Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 31 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 11 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 18 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"oil" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Tiffany writes:
1998 Ford Expedition 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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Engine has almost 300,000 (not a typo!) miles on it and still going strong!

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Bumper not made to withstand hitting a deer @ 70, lays the corner of the bumper behind the tire and GOUGES the oil filter- some people have blown their engines because of that!

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1998 Ford Expedition — Gas mileage- SUCKS I HATE Leather interior!! Awesome to drive, handles great and is awesome in the snow! OIL FILTER is in a REALLY bad place! Thanks FORD Hit a deer in one make sure you hit it on passenger side- or you could take out the oil filter and be left with a blown engine! and the bumper SHOULD be built better! It lays right back behind the tire when you hit a deer, so it takes out your tire when it takes out the engine from the oil filter having a hole in it! Otherwise it is an awesome truck! Almost 300,000 miles and still going strong! Gotta love that FORD engine!

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Boog writes:
1998 Ford Expedition 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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Everything

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Does drink the gas.  Averages 500 miles a tank (40 Gallon tank)

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Overall Worth The Money And Proves Why These Things Still Retail At 8-10k — Had this old boy going on 9 years now and i have waited that long to write a review. You dont know a car from a month of driving it. That being said while it does drink a bit of gas this vehicle is wonderful. We have put 267,000 miles on our with no problems.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jus1me writes:
1998 Ford Expedition 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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5

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Each ride is an experience!  Very tough SUV!  It  will get you there, over it, or through it ...it really doesn't matter!

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Gas!

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Love It! — Fun to drive! Lots of power. Take care of it, and it won't let you down! Hard on gas (as a daily driver), but worth it! Perfect for snowy conditions! This one is highly recommended, ...if you can get one! Go for it!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jay writes:
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Lots of room in this vehicle

Cons

Expensive repair - frequent repairs

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Stay Clear Of This Model Year - And 1997 To 2002 Model Expeditions — This was probably one of the most costly vehicles for me to own. It spent allot of time in the shop being fixed. Transmission work 5 times, radiator, alternator, many sets of brakes, suspension problems every year, starter, had to replaced driver and passenger windows due to clips on glass falling off. I am not a anti-Ford guy but a anti-expedition that I owned guy. Ford is making some great vehicles - I have just found better service out of Toyota trucks lately and better prices. If when I need to replace my current Tundra - I will look again at Ford Trucks.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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hdrider46706 writes:
1998 Ford Expedition 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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4

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Good performance, 4WD is great in snow ride is comfortable, body is still solid and shows no signs of rust.  Quality vehicle!!

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Fuel Economy is tough - 11mpg all around (has towing package and tow axle ratio). When repair is required (just replaced spark plugs, and most recently a plug coil on #5 cylinder), it is a real pain!

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Good For Alot Of People, Towing, And Carrying Alot Of Stuff,, — I've had this Expedition since it was new (1997) and it has been a good vehicle although it has been relegated to winter/towing/special uses in favor of a more fuel efficient car. With 103,000 miles on it right now (Jan. 2014), it will remain in my stable of autos, as, when it's cleaned up and polished, still looks like new, and still drives well. In essence, whenever I need 4WD in the future, my Expedition will be there !!

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

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Bryan writes:
1998 Ford Expedition 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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It was great all around.

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It drank a lot of gas.

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The Greatness Of The Eddie Bauer Expedition — The only downside was the gas mileage, however if I had invested in the modification chip that would have been better. It was fun to drive, I liked the fact that I was higher than most cars so the only people that could look in the window while driving were semi drivers. I never had to worry about getting stuck due to the fact if I did get stuck all I had to do was turn the dial to which 4wd I was either AWD or 4WD high or low, I loved the simplicity.

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kingwood08 writes:
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Very reliable and comfortable, powerful engine, towing capability, smooth ride

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Gas mileage not the best

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Best Suv For A Family Or Any Outdoor Adventures — This SUV has been running strong for over 10 years in my family with minimal problems. With proper maintenance and upkeep, it will keep on running for a long time. This is when they built cars to last. The Eddie Bauer edition includes the leather seats and the more powerful engine which is a huge plus.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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cmedina0211 writes:
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3

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3rd row fits our family fairly well. Towing package is useful at times. Somewhat large interior.

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Poor gas mileage. Hard to maneuver at times since it's a full size SUV.

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Decent Full Size Suv With Poor Gas Mileage — This full size SUV has been decent for our family for the past six months. However, it has poor gas mileage with the 5.4L V8 engine and it's hard to maneuver in tight spaces and parking lots sometimes due to it's size. Overall it has been a nice vehicle although it has poor gas mileage.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Carl writes:
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Nice ride, roomy, all the extras.

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Too many things to go wrong.

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Too Many Mechanical Problems. Not Fuel Friendly. — Had to replace driveshaft, trans. parts. other assorted minor problems. Owned for a couple of years. Couldn't afford repairs, fuel.

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SHV writes:
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5

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Roomy, seats as comfy as my home sofa,excellent for comfort on long trips, awesomely powerful engine, yet quiet running.  This bird flies effortlessly!  By driving smoothly in city and on highway, I get 14.5 mpg consistently, sometimes 15 mpg which is not bad for such a powerhouse engine.  166K miles on it now and still going strong.  2 bucket seats, 1 full bench seat seats 3 large adults comfortably, 3rd bench seat seats 3 children or young adults or 2 large adults.   Leather interior looks great, easy to keep clean.   Front and rear A/C, excellent sound system including 6 CD changer and cassette player, front and rear controls, front and back extra power jacks for plugging in accessories.

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14.5 mpg - with current gas prices it is a little pricey to fill up the huge tank.  Quiet, powerful and smooth acceleration so it's very easy to exceed the speed limit without realizing it!

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Superior Comfort And Power. I Love This Vehicle! — We love this vehicle, and feel totally spoiled by its comfort, particularly on long trips. Reaches highway speed effortlessly and quietly. We have never needed a major repair, and it is at 166K; mechanic says the Triton engine is one of the best models ever made and it should go much, much farther without needing anything but routine maintenance. By driving it smoothly I routinely get 14.5 mpg in the city, 14.5 to 15 highway, even when driving 70-75 mpg. Superior in so many ways we are afraid to ever sell it, for fear we won't find another vehicle built so well! Absolutely recommend this vehicle for dependability, power and comfort.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reviews From Other Years

1997 Ford Expedition Reviews

My Car By sglynn55

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... Read More

A Beast! By Sososmith

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... Read More

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1999 Ford Expedition Reviews

Idk By AkHock3yClan

We've always been a ford family. There are always pros/cons to any vehicle that ya'll will own. I don't like the air compressor, air bags suspension, that you have to take the back seats out just to ... Read More

Dependable And Practical By fm_car

Low fuel economy. It has been very reliable and practical. It is tough with good off-road traction. powerful AC and heater for any weather. Very roomy and comfortable for long trips. Good for short da... Read More

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2000 Ford Expedition Reviews

The Best Full Suv Ever By Jorge

This is one of the Best Full SUV ever, i don't believe that it is a gas slurping machine since it is a full sized SUV, we can't compared it to smaller SUV's or smaller cars. You can't expect a powerfu... Read More

I Like This Type Of Vehical And This One Is A Very Good Running Suv. By slipray

Its fun to drive, you feel very safe, it handles great. I drive it every day. This vehicle has plenty of power. I am looking at purchasing another one. Fuel economy could be better. All said and don... Read More

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2001 Ford Expedition Reviews

2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4wd By Tim23322

Plenty of room even though I am 6'5". I just bought it so I am hoping that it will have no mechanical issues. I took it to a mechanic prior to the sale and he said it is a great vehicle. So I am lovin... Read More

Great Truck Goes Anywhere By Jayceejay

Loved so much go any place beach mud snow lots of room. Had two dogs loved the dog cargo net both back and front 60/40 seats floor rubber can just park on hill wash out with a hose water runs out back... Read More

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2002 Ford Expedition Reviews

This Is A Nice Family Vehicle By kellynshawn06

I like the room inside the vehicle. I am not real sure about the air ride yet . The 5.4L has plenty of power to move this down the road at any speed and maneuverability is awesome as this vehicle feel... Read More

Great Truck By Pro200X

I loved the truck and gave it up only for gas prices. I have nothing I can complain about otherwise. The truck was beautiful and had every option I wanted in an SUV. It never failed me and was big eno... Read More

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