2003 Ford Expedition User Reviews

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    2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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    Handling Ranked 2003 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4WD better.
    "Rides better with the air ride and even when switched to shock/coil still rides better. I have owned both."
    Back Seats Ranked 2003 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4WD better.
    "the feel softer and I like the electric up and down switch most Expiditions dont have."
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    2003 Ford Expedition Review
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    95
    The Eddie bauer series has a fine leather interior. Crusies very well at high speeds. I did have a lot of problems with the Air Suspension though. I eventually replaced it with a shock and strut kit.
    Power Ranked 2003 Dodge Durango better.
    "The Durango was a lighter truck......The power was about the same, But the 4.7 Durango had great pick - up...."
    Handling Ranked 2003 Dodge Durango better.
    "The 2003 SXT Durango had a very good (tight) turn radios. Very quick on Take - Off."
    Looks/Style Ranked 2003 Dodge Durango better.
    "Again, they are two different looks. The Durango SXT series in a 2003 was very sporty, while the Ford Expedition was more luxsurious (I can spell).... Then again the Durango Limited is more Luxury than the SXT MODEL...."
    Front Seats Ranked 2003 Dodge Durango worse.
    "Both front seats in each truck were comfortable, and sharp looking."
    Back Seats Ranked 2003 Dodge Durango worse.
    "You were able to fit three people more comfortably."
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 Dodge Durango worse.
    "You can fit a lot more cargo in the Expedition. Ex: Can fit a 4 x 8 piece of ply wood...."
    Family Car Ranked 2003 Dodge Durango worse.
    "You have a more spacey and comfortable interior. More room in the back loading area."
    Value Ranked 2003 Dodge Durango better.
    "Better Gas mileage. Better overall SUV for the money."
    Would Buy Ranked 2003 Dodge Durango better.
    "If I still teaveled with my four kids, I would take the Expedition. But for just myself, I dont need all the truck."
    2003 Ford Expedition XLT Review
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    75

    Love My Expedition, Would Buy Another If I Could Afford It! — I have owned my Expedition for nine years and holding! Just recently have had to drop some serious money into it. Still worth fixing compared to buying another one. Because I would want another one just like it!! Great family vehicle, lots of room and comfortable for long road trips!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great ride, comfortable seats, lots of room. Awesome acceleration, feel very safe driving.

    Cons: MPG, Side panels on exterior of car faded.  Great car with no costly maintenance until the last two years, when we hit about 180,000mls.  Replaced fuel pump, main computer, ball joints, arms and alternator.  Had a problem with a little rust on roof, easy fix

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    2003 Ford Expedition XLT Review
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    Very Dependable Good Family Vehicle That Served Multiple Purposes — For many years owned and truck and small car for daily commutes. Combined everything into one vehicle thus not having to upkeep two. Large and comfortable for family trips, hauling soccer team, at the same time nice enough to go out with the spouse and then served as a work horse to go to local building supply to pickup materials .....excellent multipurpose vehicle. Independent rear suspension makes it handle very well. Plus its a Ford.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Very Dependable, no major problems

    Cons: Can't use as a track car (for drivers school)

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    2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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    Awesome Features & Room!!! — I like everything about the Expedition other than the fuel economy. Ford V8 5.4 & 4.6 are known for issues with coil-overs but they are and easy fix & I have a 4 yr UNLIMITED mileage Warranty on my Expedition that pays for the coil-overs & labor so I can keep riding without the burden of added maintenance/repairs!!!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great dependability & roomy.  I like everything about the Expedition other than the gas mileage.

    Cons: Fuel economy SUX!!! I guess that's the price you pay for size & room!!!  If you absolutely, positively have to haul around 8 or more people, then bite the bullet on gas & drive an Expedition!!!

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    2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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    Great Vehicle For All Around Use. — The only better SUV on the road was our 2000 Ford Excursion Diesel. We lived in snow country then and it was so neat to have an SUV that would pull those 8% grades without a hick-up. Since they don't make that one anymore, we choose to go with the Expedition and it is our mini-excursion (without the diesel engine of course).

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: 5.4 liter V-8 is the larger V-8 of those available in this model, we choose it because in towing our bay boat or trailer we feel the more power would be better and the fuel mileage not that different.

    Cons: Tires more expensive than smaller vehicles, but we put a little more aggressive tires on for handling the slippery wet boat ramps we have here in FL.  Repair costs are fair

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    2003 Ford Expedition XLT Review
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    Lovable Big Suv — Great vehicle for the price we got. big gas consumption. use big tires. good brakes, handling, easy to get parts because, is a Ford! 4.6L engine is a little beast. the transmission is awesome and very freaking strong as well.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Space for 7 persons, keep family together, good looking SUV,

    Cons: gas consumption, big tires

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    2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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    Excellent — This is my second expedition. Will buy another!!! Very reliable awesome upgrade from my 98 which made it to 286,000 miles and still going for new owner!!! No doubt this one will make it to those miles also. Very smooth and comfortable.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Comfort and size

    Cons: None

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    2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4WD Review
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    2003 Expedition Ex-sheriff Search & Rescue K-9 Unit 4x4 — My expedition is a retired sheriff search & rescue k-9 unit that came with all the maintenance records. The computer was flashed at ford to increase performance and I added a high voltage ignition sys and throttle body spacer to gain 29+ mpg on the highway. With it being a government truck they kept very good maintenance on it with full records. I’ve had no break downs or worn parts due to its time as a k-9 unit. Search & rescue units seem to have less wear and abuse than patrol or drug enforcement units.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: computer mods along with intake and ignition up grades net 29+ mpg on the highway

    Cons: not many body mods for this year of expedition

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    75

    Comfort — Smooth ride, comfort, style, affordability, great body design, many features/options...dependability, & this vehicle has the capacity to perform many additional duties aside from transporting children safely & comfortably. The expedition is truly an SUV with much to offer, & the options are great!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: size

    Cons: fitting countless kids

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    2014 Ford Expedition Reviews

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    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

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    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

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