1997 Ford Expedition Consumer Reviews

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1997 Ford Expedition
4.7
Average based on 7 reviews
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Go On An Expedition Today

by from San Francisco, CA on March 26, 2011

The 1st generation Expedition by Ford was an instant homerun. From the sleek design of the exterior which flowed into the interior. A comfortable ride especially when optioned with the Eddie Bauer lin...
The 1st generation Expedition by Ford was an instant homerun. From the sleek design of the exterior which flowed into the interior. A comfortable ride especially when optioned with the Eddie Bauer line! The performance is the only down side to the Expedition, don't let the lack of horses sway your decision as it does it's job and then some! The 5.4 Triton engine is a more desirable then the lack luster 4.6. The Expedition does drive as heavy as it's major comparable Chevy Tahoe. The Ford Expedition isn't great on gas, but it isn't the worst either! A good family vehicle and interior components can stand the test of time! I've been a fan since I first laid eyes on one when I was at a GMC lot looking at a Yukon!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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18 Years, 265K later

by from South East Michigan on December 11, 2014

My parents picked up our 97 Expedition in 1998. She was driven by a ford dealer owner for a one year lease, and we have had her ever since. I am currently 18 years old and ready to leave for college, ...
My parents picked up our 97 Expedition in 1998. She was driven by a ford dealer owner for a one year lease, and we have had her ever since. I am currently 18 years old and ready to leave for college, and our expedition has been there every step of the way. My parents are business owners that needed a reliable car for both the business and our family. Over the years, we have made 9 round trips to our timeshare in Vermont, and have not had a problem even in our most recent trip where she had over 235,000 on her. She now currently has about 265,000 on her, and my parents plan to get a new vehicle with better fuel economy. Since i got my license in 2013, I have been the primary driver f this car, and could not giver her higher praise. If you are looking for a truck that will get you anywhere, no matter the distance or weather condition, i highly recommend this vehicle to anyone. It will be hard to let this car go if we decide to sell her. The only negative is the fuel economy. The Cars.com statement that she gets over 20 on the freeway is misleading. We average around 13, usually about 15 on the freeway. Now, when we first got her, my parents claim she got upper teens, so the engine may be worn down. However, based on other Expedition owners reviews, the engine should give you no troubles even well over 300,000 miles. Will miss this car greatly if we decide to sell. Highly recommend this vehicle to anyone. The engine is a beast, and most owners tend to take well care of these vehicles. Even in Michigan weather, our car has accumulated little rust. I hope anyone reading this truly understands how much I love this car, and know that you will too.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Great truck

by from Aurora, CO on July 29, 2016

Had this truck for so long have put 270k miles on her. Haven't used her for over 3 years as I don't have children to haul anymore. But every so often would move her and she would start cough then purr...
Had this truck for so long have put 270k miles on her. Haven't used her for over 3 years as I don't have children to haul anymore. But every so often would move her and she would start cough then purr. Don't know why I still keep this monster but she has been the most reliable truck or vehicle for that matter I have had.
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Uses car for Transporting family

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One of the best Autos I ever owned.,

by from Leesville, Louisiana on April 12, 2013

I realey enjoyed this Auto. Only thing wrong with it was the seats had to be manualy moved. the next year they were push button controled. I didn't want toget rid of it but my wife Wanted to buy a Cad...
I realey enjoyed this Auto. Only thing wrong with it was the seats had to be manualy moved. the next year they were push button controled. I didn't want toget rid of it but my wife Wanted to buy a Caddie, so there it went. I still wish I had a Expedition. William..
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Best Car I Have Owned

by from Kentuck on June 22, 2007

This is a GREAT vehicle OVERALL!! Well, the Eddie Bauer edition is the best vehicle I have ever had.
This is a GREAT vehicle OVERALL!! Well, the Eddie Bauer edition is the best vehicle I have ever had.
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Best Used SUV w/100K+ for UNDER $6K

by from South Dakota on March 20, 2008

Previously owned a 1986 Subaru XT, 2000 Dodge Intrepid, and now a 1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L 4X4 ... I have put a K&N Air Filter on it, otherwise no engine work done and I have 156K on it. I bought...
Previously owned a 1986 Subaru XT, 2000 Dodge Intrepid, and now a 1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L 4X4 ... I have put a K&N Air Filter on it, otherwise no engine work done and I have 156K on it. I bought it with 138K, tie-rods and ball-joints are about the only things I need to replace. Otherwise engine is pretty sound. It is a very sleek style and very big ... this vehicle has been through alot of off-road too, ditches, fields, random bumps. It has been roughed up a lil bit, hence the ball-joints and tie-rods, but all in all it is a solid vehicle and well worth the money.
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People hauler

by from Ellensburg, WA. on January 31, 2008

Custom ordered in 97. Has air sus. 5.4, rear air, roof rack, front bench, heated mirrors, 3.73, limited slip, XLT 4X4. Can haul 9 and pull our 27 ft camper or the 3 horse trailer. Took the camper to I...
Custom ordered in 97. Has air sus. 5.4, rear air, roof rack, front bench, heated mirrors, 3.73, limited slip, XLT 4X4. Can haul 9 and pull our 27 ft camper or the 3 horse trailer. Took the camper to Idaho, 6.5 mpg! No other problems. Loves the gas, but all tanks do. Got 137,500 mi. Now that we have 4 boys (TWINS) it is the only way to travel. The dark blue color we ordered is not common, and we still get raves for that color. Have had the windows (2) pull out of the channels when the kids rolled down after they were frozen from snow. New $220 glass to fix. I even tried JB weld, but the guides are small and flimsey, didn't hold for long. You can take the third seat out and put in facing back, open the rear lift and watch the parade! Never saw a Chevy do that.
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