2007 Ford Expedition El
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Outstanding full-size SUV

by from Keller TX on December 17, 2012

We just bought our second used Expedition. Our first one was bought used, a 1-owner 2003 4WD 2003 Eddie Bauer, fully loaded except for a factory navigation system, which it didn't have. We had the car...
We just bought our second used Expedition. Our first one was bought used, a 1-owner 2003 4WD 2003 Eddie Bauer, fully loaded except for a factory navigation system, which it didn't have. We had the car for 4 years, drove it 100k miles, most of them towing a large toy-hauler travel trailer or a 4-rail motorcycle trailer. The only problem it ever had was the front passenger side "door ajar sensor" that at times would cause a "door ajar" message on the dash display when the door was not ajar. We sold it and got a nice 1-owner 2007 Expedition EL with every option except 4WD. It's another great car, larger but with better fuel mileage than our old one. The original owner said that they never had a single problem with it, and so far we have had zero problems even though it has so many options that one would think would eventually have issues. We found it on Cars.com and will check there again for our next car. Great experience for us.
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Big Sexy Beast

by from Atlanta, Ga. on January 6, 2011

I purchased my Expedition EL Limited June 07 and to date there are 100,898 miles on it (all mine), a new battery, a set of tires, 4 different bulb changes, and regular oil changes is all that I?ve had...
I purchased my Expedition EL Limited June 07 and to date there are 100,898 miles on it (all mine), a new battery, a set of tires, 4 different bulb changes, and regular oil changes is all that I?ve had to do to keep it running perfect. The only dislikes that I have are the plastic moldings at the bottom of the front seats, and when the back windows are down it sounds like a helicopter, I think in part due to the roof mounted DVD player. Overall my family and I Love ?The Big Sexy Beast".
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met my expectations

by from Ione, Oregon on April 18, 2011

It gets 15-16 mpg which is what I was expecting. Would be nice to get a bit more but I bought the vehicle for its size, not its efficiency. It rides great and has plenty of room for the family plus a ...
It gets 15-16 mpg which is what I was expecting. Would be nice to get a bit more but I bought the vehicle for its size, not its efficiency. It rides great and has plenty of room for the family plus a trip to Costco. The DVD player is a MUST HAVE with the kids. I had to purchase some headphones compatible with the system so I dont have to listen to the same movies 100 times although it has dual play capability. They can listen to the movie while I enjoy my music up front. I love the look of the vehicle inside and out but of course thats personal prefference. No issues beyond normal wear and tear noticed yet but I bought a good vehicle to start with and asked a lot of questions beforehand too. All in all I am very pleased.
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Comfort and Cruiser!

by from NY on August 23, 2011

Big roomy comfort with all the bells and whistles! Sharp looking with 20" factory wheels! Smooth ride and plenty of power to tow! I trailer a car behind and don't even know it's there. Interior is spa...
Big roomy comfort with all the bells and whistles! Sharp looking with 20" factory wheels! Smooth ride and plenty of power to tow! I trailer a car behind and don't even know it's there. Interior is spacious and sporty with stylish leather! What can I say. I drive it everywhere.
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I bought a Ford Expedition and it is SWEET !!

by from Calgary, Alberta Canada on November 11, 2006

Drove GM all my life. Sold the old 2003 Tahoe and went shopping. I never would have thought I would have strayed far from the GM line up but after driving them all and doing some common sense compar...
Drove GM all my life. Sold the old 2003 Tahoe and went shopping. I never would have thought I would have strayed far from the GM line up but after driving them all and doing some common sense comparisons it was a no brainer. The 2007 Expedition is sweet. It definitley beats the competion in all areas. Before you buy your next full size SUV be sure to drive the Expedtion I gauarntee you will look no further., It is your best bang for your buck.
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Better than that Suburban!

by from Aurora, Colorado on May 7, 2007

i owned a 2002 Chevy Suburban LT and my new Expedition EL is a true winner! The slick new 6 speed auto transmission is smooth and much less coarse than the old 4 speed. The seats are really rich, the ...
i owned a 2002 Chevy Suburban LT and my new Expedition EL is a true winner! The slick new 6 speed auto transmission is smooth and much less coarse than the old 4 speed. The seats are really rich, the leather is so soft, and the dash is top notch! I payed almost 2500 for the power fold thrid row seat, buts its so worth the cash, its easy and no more lifting! Ford did a good job with this beast
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Pleasantly Surprised

by from Chicago, IL on January 3, 2007

After owning both Chevy and Ford products, I was ready to turn in our '03 Expedition for the 2007 Suburban. I honestly can say that I am not loyal to one make over another. My wife missed the smooth...
After owning both Chevy and Ford products, I was ready to turn in our '03 Expedition for the 2007 Suburban. I honestly can say that I am not loyal to one make over another. My wife missed the smooth ride and extra space of our 2000 Suburban -- for hauling the kids and all the stuff that goes along with a family on the go. The Chevy dealers weren't budging much on price on the 2007 Suburban, so, reluctantly, I took a look at the Expedition EL. WOW. The ride totally surpassed my expectations... our '03 Expedition was a bit bumpy, so I wasn't really expecting much. Further, the features on the Ford and the styling are much more aggressive and thought out than the GM product and there is a more quality feel to the passenger compartment. Moreover, the Ford dealers were moving more on price than were the Chevy dealers... no matter how the numbers ran or how many dealerships I visited... I think Ford may have finally figured out a way to give the Suburban hallmark at Chevy worthy competition.
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I'm sold

by from Baltimore, MD on December 29, 2007

I have 5 children (newborn-14) and needed something that would fit everyone (including 4 carseats and a stroller). I thought my only option was a Suburban or Yukon. I was ready to buy the Suburban unt...
I have 5 children (newborn-14) and needed something that would fit everyone (including 4 carseats and a stroller). I thought my only option was a Suburban or Yukon. I was ready to buy the Suburban until today. I test drove it and wasn't happy. It was loud and uncomfortable. Also, the 3rd row was surprisingly tight with not much leg room. I left the dealer dissappointed. On the way home, we drove past the Ford dealer and my hubby suggested we stop. I was totally against a Ford from earlier experience. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Ford had extended the length. It was also much nicer then I remembered the Expeditions being. I couldn't find anything wrong with it. So we took it for a test drive and we were sold. It drove very smoothly and I had no problems backing it into a parking space. It also didn't feel as big to drive as the Suburban did. I was amazed at the leg and head room of the 3rd row, especially compared to the Suburban. We didn't buy one but plan to within the next month. I'm done shopping around and look forward to driving the Limited EL.
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07 Ford Expedition EL

by from Cleveland, O-HI-O on September 17, 2010

Love the ride, easy to drive Quiet cabin, except for squeeky tires (Pirelli with under 20,000 at 35 psi) when turning More than enough space and love the fold flat seats Very comfortable for front fou...
Love the ride, easy to drive Quiet cabin, except for squeeky tires (Pirelli with under 20,000 at 35 psi) when turning More than enough space and love the fold flat seats Very comfortable for front four (3rd row fits 3 kids comfortably with legroom for adults) Entertainment is reliable, wish I had 8- speakers 5.3L lacks power at 13 city/18 hwy avg. Int and Ext hardware needs solidifying, too much plastic *Tailgate on nearly every Ford SUV I've seen over 3 years old, including my own, has rust-like bubbling under the paint. It's not metal, so I am not sure what the bubbling is. * Design for rear-side power windows is terrible. They flare out for air flow, which is nice. 90 cent piece of rubber cracked leading to mechanical arm pulling away from window and will cost $1500 (parts and labor) to replace entire window (Ford only). I'm gonna glue the thing and see what happens! Would like to compare to new EL to see if minor issues have been worked out. Depending on how window turns out ($1500 could turn something good to not so good), I feel I made a good purchase on a used SUV.
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How sweet it is...

by from Boston, MA on January 6, 2007

We had a 2003 Expedition and wanted a bit more room and functionality. Looked at the new 07' Suburban and while it was a good looking truck, it seemed like there was not enough bang for the buck... th...
We had a 2003 Expedition and wanted a bit more room and functionality. Looked at the new 07' Suburban and while it was a good looking truck, it seemed like there was not enough bang for the buck... the price was a bit extreme and there were no options in the truck pushing us towards further haggle with them... Fast forward 7 months, still with the 03 Expedition (not the smoothest running truck)... test drove the 2007 Expedition EL LIMITED... bought it on the spot as Ford was a lot more flexible with their pricing... A smoother ride than any GM I've been in (and I always had them labeled the smoothest). It has every bell and whistle and everything is strategically placed in the vehicle. It's a smooth, clean cut vehicle jammed with high end option... FORD didn't miss a beat and has finally outdone themselves!!!
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