Measure before you try to close the garage door. The engine is a beast, and most owners tend to take well care of these vehicles. I pulled into a primo parking space in front of 20 top-notch hang-glider pilots. Appearance and Miscellaneous Option Avail. However, based on other Expedition owners reviews, the engine should give you no troubles even well over 300,000 miles.
The overwhelming impression is one of size, even though the design disguises the Expedition's bulk to some extent. I am currently 18 years old and ready to leave for college, and our expedition has been there every step of the way. Visually, the Expedition interior is most appealing. No Review Date: 10th November, 1998. The rear end leaked fluid through the axle and onto the brake system. We never really challenged the Expedition's carrying capacity. At 6 feet, 5 inches, the Expedition is taller than Pete Sampras; at 17 feet, it's long enough to overlap parking meters.
It is handsome, with a sloping hoodline and rounded front end that reflect an interest in aerodynamic design—with reductions in wind noise that result—and a move away from the monster truck image presented by previous bluff-fronted designs. Let's bring perspective to the incredible bulk of this sumo-utility: It weighs close to 3 tons, which is about the same as a medium bull elephant or four beached baby whales. With rear seats folded, there's sufficient cargo room for a lounge act. However the constant big ticket repairs will prevent me from buying another Ford Expedition or even a Ford. Reverse Sensing System 200 170 Requires front side airbags. We average around 13, usually about 15 on the freeway.
With its new Expedition—soon to be joined by a luxury Lincoln version called Navigator—Ford has launched a serious bid for a share in a small but growing, and lucrative market. And with the Suburban, at least, garageability can be an issue. No panels interchange between, however; the Expedition is larger in every dimension. Both engines are smooth and fairly quiet, but the 5. The third time this happened, they decided it must be a warped axle assembly housing so they replaced the entire unit. We consider that a benefit, as the F-truck is a handsome, modern design with plenty of rugged hardware underneath.
In the cavernous, well-designed interior, space is ample for front and middle rows, which have reclining seatbacks. The car began to smoke and flames were noticed from the brake system. Year of manufacture 1997 Engine and transmission 5. Our Take on the 1997 Ford Expedition By dimensions and purpose, the 1997 Ford Expedition falls somewhere between affordable housing and the next Trailways bus to Yuma. Oxygen sensor needed to be replaced due to air conditioning hose dripping on it.
Summary On or off the highway, the Ford Expedition raises the stakes in its two-player segment. With the big ground clearance offered by the Expedition, you can handle any back road you'll find. And with a loud hoot and holler at that. I have been too nice. I have had the dealer replace a nozzle twice now, and they say they can't fix it.
There was a question as to what kind of vehicle the Expedition would be. Use of this application is subject to our. It takes forever to fill up as it shuts off ever 2-3 gallons. This allows great comfort for the driver and shotgun passenger but reduces people-moving to eight. The accuracy of these calculations is not guaranteed nor is its applicability to your individual circumstances.
From the front, it is a near-twin to the Ford F-150 pickup truck. If you regularly carry a full load of passengers, pull a large trailer, or need a large vehicle to truck your family and its toys off on a camping vacation, the Expedition establishes new standards for its class. From the front, it is a near-twin to the Ford F-150 pickup truck. Sure, the driver can grab the steering wheel to get a boost in, but what does that do to the tilt mechanism or other features. This calculation reflects amounts in U.
I wondered if the Ford engineers had pulled a fast one on us and loaded the Explorer with hundreds of zerk fittings and blasted it with 100 pounds per square inch air pressure. Dual airbags, antilock brakes, and height-adjustable shoulder belts for outboard front and second-row seats were standard. And unless you're planning to tow a bulldozer, the Expedition stacks up as the best of the bigs. Squeak in drivers door that is unidentifiable therefore has not been fixed. The maximum category score of 20 points has been adjusted for 4X4 vehicles because a sixth category had to be added for off-road capability. The millions of miles worth of F-150 testing and this design approach allowed Ford to offer this sport ute at a great price. The Expedition does drive as heavy as it's major comparable Chevy Tahoe.
Depending on seating configuration, the Expedition can carry five front bucket seats, center bench , or six front full-width seat, center bench passengers, plus two more if the optional third seat is installed. New seat covers should be installed. They share basic architecture—a cast-iron cylinder block with aluminum single overhead cam cylinder heads—and differ only in capacity and power output. The picture has changed now. Retail Dealer Engine-block heater 35 30 Special Purpose, Wheels and Tires Option Avail. You should always obtain personal advice from qualified professionals.