1997 Ford Expedition User Reviews

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    1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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    55

    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

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

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

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    1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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    35

    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

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

    Cons: 18 years old and lots of miles.

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    1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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    45

    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

    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.

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    1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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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.

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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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    1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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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.)

    Pros: Safe and Fun

    Cons: Gas

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    1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr Eddie Bauer SUV Review
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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

    Pros: mine is two tone gold above the headlights and maroon below

    Cons: none

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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

    Pros: all wheel drive

    Cons: gas milage

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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.)

    Pros: solid and confidence inspiring

    Cons: spark plugs

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    1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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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

    Pros: umm my only car i can afford lol

    Cons: if you dont like driving huge cars-parallel parking ahhhhh

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    1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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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

    Pros: great interior, strong engine

    Cons: poor gas mileage

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Ford Expedition Reviews

    Great Family Suv By CBriers

    This SUV has all the space and seating we were looking for. Great for a growing family as car seats take up a lot of space. We love the bench seat so we can sit next to the kids on long trips if we ... Read More

    Leg Room For Miles, Great For Us Tall Peeps! By Pasley14

    Still finding out new stuff and learning how to use all the options a few months later. Not sure if thats a good or bad thing lol. My kids love it! We went from the Tahoe LTZ to this we are extremel... Read More

    2013 Ford Expedition Reviews

    Great Family Car. By migration_chuckcloninger

    Like the color, like the interior, good looking all around, very safe, very reliable and easy and fun to drive. It can haul with style everything 6 people need to take to the beach for the weekend. ... Read More

    2012 Ford Expedition Reviews

    Awesome! By MudBucket

    Too soon to give a good review ,2 days of ownership. I will try to post back in a few months. So far it has met all expectations, 80k miles on it and everything is still feels nice and tight. Read More

    Versatile Family Vehicle By Jacob42ATL

    When our last Expedition bit the dust at only 120,000 miles due to a timing chain failure, we tried to downsize to another vehicle for better gas mileage but found that the interior room didn't meet o... Read More

    2011 Ford Expedition Reviews

    You Will Love Her By Gary

    All I can say is "Awesome" great vehicle I Drive her 1000 miles a week and I have no complaints at all. It's my second one and I hightly recommend it. I had the Suburban before and the Ford is much mu... Read More

    2010 Ford Expedition Reviews

    Capable, Full-size Suv! By sharonu

    We bought this car about a year ago and have enjoyed every minute of ownership. With it's powerful engine and 4-wheel drive, it is great in any weather. This vehicle is large enough for five adults to... Read More

    This Car Is Amazing By Bethany

    Love it! would reccomend it to anyone! I love fords! :) It has a great sterio system and has good build quality and ive never had any problems. It has a great number of seats perfect for family life.... Read More

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