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1997 Ford Expedition

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 12/Hwy 17/Comb 14 MPG
Max Seating: 9
Engine: V8, 4.6 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1997 Ford Expedition Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 750 Ratings for the 1997 - 2002 models.

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  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

A good family vehicle.

By on Thursday, July 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 189,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have owned this vehicle for 11 years. The only reason we are thinking of trading is to get a smaller vehicle with better mileage as my wife has started a new job and is driving an additional half hour every day."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Most Reliable Car Ever Owned

By on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 235,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable, roomy."

Cons: "It's a large SUV so it uses more gas."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I can't even count how many cars I've owned through the years. I do know I've owned this one longer than any other. It has been absolutely reliable and has required only basic maintenance and upkeep."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

I would buy another but it uses too much gas

By on Saturday, June 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 185,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Easy to drive, good visibility"

Cons: "GAS HOG"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I have 3 other cars, so I do not need it, but I can't bear to part with it. Strong engine never needed work until over 100,000 miles needed plug coils,and new head gasket at 175,000 miles. It did need frequent front end work - struts, shocks, stabilizers, swaybars, etc."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Spacey, comfortable and in good condition

By on Sunday, May 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,615

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great SUV for a large family"

Cons: "Several cup holders in the front and back"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This suv is in good condition. Ideal for a large family and traveling with long legs or short roomy and very comfortable. am/fm radio and cassette tape player......cd cases available but,needs repairing. some personal painted areas...ok Ac/heating, engine, windows, doors, seats and sun roof in good condition...."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

98 Ford Expedition 4x4, Eddie Baur, solid vehicle

By on Sunday, May 11, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Trade

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfortable to drive, reliable"

Cons: "Gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I purchased this vehicle with aprox 45k miles and I traded it in with 267k. During the 12 to 13 yrs I owned this vehicle I only had two major issues, transmission and a brakes. The transmission rebuild happened about 180k miles. The brake issue, which happened during routine brake maintenance at a local Ford dealer, no problems going in just pads and rotors, it took the dealer almost 6 weeks to figure out what was causing intermittent brake pedal travel, I attribute to incompetence. Other than these two issues this vehicle was fantastic. I made sure to have routine maintenance performed, especially oil changes, and I had no problems It averaged 14-18mpg, handled great on and off road and in the snow. I always put decent tires on it, usually the higher $$ All season/AT. It would handle 6 adults comfortably, 5 adults with ample luggage space. My biggest complaint would be the lack of an integrated(power fold) third row, and they didn't put a diesel 'em. I liked this vehicle so much I bought another. The new expedition is not nearly as comfortable to drive.....but it has all the bells and whistles. This vehicle looked good when I traded it in, had very little rust. Most rust was under the doors...."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Used for 14 years. Family trips. Towing trailer.pu

By on Sunday, April 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "power, stability,utility, price"

Cons: "rust, engine intermitently misfires"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Purchased in 2000. Used for family trips and for towing 8,000 pound travel trailer. Hauled lumber, sheetrock etc. Green with gray, cloth interior. Front doors have rust, otherwise looks good. No major mechanical problems."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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