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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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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PERFECT car for big familys

by from Deep in the Rockies, CO on April 9, 2013

I bought my used EB Expo EL with 73K miles on it in in Oct. of 2010 and now have 142K on it. This thing runs like a top, great for road trips, gone on a few 800 mile trips and a lot of 200 mile trips ...
I bought my used EB Expo EL with 73K miles on it in in Oct. of 2010 and now have 142K on it. This thing runs like a top, great for road trips, gone on a few 800 mile trips and a lot of 200 mile trips with the family. The power fold flat 3rd row is super nice and the envy of my friends with other full size SUV's. Fitting the wife and 4 kids WITH double stroller and all the other gear needed for day trips is so easy. My wife has a smaller SUV with the 3rd row but we hardly drive it when we all go somewhere because there simply isn't enough room for anything once her 3rd row is up and we're all loaded in. No big deal with the Expo and no need for strategic packing, just throw it all in. I bought the biggest Thule roof cargo box for extended trips or camping and it's insane how much stuff we can pack up top and in the back and the box has zero effect on gas mileage. Going from small fast sedans and wagons there is definitely a learning curve to driving such a large vehicle and this Expo is not nearly as nimble as my old cars but I tell people that this is the best car/truck I've ever owned. Not for the driving performance but for all the practicality it offers and flat out reliability, it just runs and runs as it should. I can't see myself upgrading or switching this out for a long time, no reason to! OH, I took it to Moab to camp and was pleasantly surprised at how capable this thing is off the road. Nothing extreme, but we did have to drive down roads that were pretty sketch for a normal family vehicle. No sweat for the Expo...after all, it's built on the F-150 chassis and it showed!
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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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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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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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I have had other SUV's nothing compairs

by from Louisville, KY on February 12, 2008

Has the ride and quiteness of a Lincoln. For large people over 6'4" and 250 plus it gives you all the room one needs. I am not even tempted to trade for another product. I plan on keeping this one for...
Has the ride and quiteness of a Lincoln. For large people over 6'4" and 250 plus it gives you all the room one needs. I am not even tempted to trade for another product. I plan on keeping this one for a long time because it is just right for hauling a boat and camping.
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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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Wow! What a fun classy vehicle!

by from Michigan on March 17, 2007

Had a "97 GMC suburban and it was a pretty good vehicle. In 03 Decided we need a new ride and tried the Excursion but it was too big and drove like my super duty and the Expedition didn't have enough...
Had a "97 GMC suburban and it was a pretty good vehicle. In 03 Decided we need a new ride and tried the Excursion but it was too big and drove like my super duty and the Expedition didn't have enough space so we bought a 2003 GMC Yukon(from here forward called the Pukon)We had several issues with it but when we heard that the expedition was extended we ordered one. Got the Eddie Bauer edition in bright copper. What a beautiful ride! We love all the features and it was worth the $3000 I had to pay to get rid of the pukon(diff in what we owed and got in trade) wouldn't sell it locally cause we live in a small town and know everybody. Thanks Ford for finally making a vehicle that will show GM that Ford is once again on top of the game!
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