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Pros: the room
Cons: gas usedI love my 2w Expedition, Eddie Bauer ride, but sometimes it would be nice to drive a smaller car.
Pros: power fold 3rd seat
Cons: gas consumption
Advice: go for the XLTExcellent vehicle. Big, smooth, comfortable, safe. Does everything I need it to do. 65,000 miles with no problems. Great for road trips - can load up the family and all thier 'stuff' - arrive at our destination still on speaking terms.
Pros: THE 2003 FORD EXPEDITON HAS NO QUALITY!
Cons: THE POOR QUALITY OF THE VEHICLE
Advice: DO NOT BUY A FORD EVER! CHEAPLY MADE BUT LOOK NICEI purchased my vehicle while it was still under Factory warranty and within the 1st Six months, the Driverside window failed and had to be replaced. Shortly after that, I began to see a water leak coming from the driver side visor and it would just pour in when it rained. This problem has been worked on several times until finally I took it in to have all of the molding removed and replaced around the Sun Roof. As a result of this, there are other electrical problems with the Air-bag sensor and also the relay for the automatic door locks,reverse mirrors,interior lights and also the auto adjusting mirrors are all failing. FORD made a terrible TRUCK AND I WIL BE MOVING OVER TO GMC as soon as I can get rid of this piece of JUNK.
Pros: Third row seat.
Cons: The plast molding on the outside. I think its a defect on all Exp 2003. Color fading.
Advice: To have dealer guarantee the outside molding. Should not be fading after 2 years.Test drive was great. I am a big guy with a wife and two teenagers. The room and comfort is ideal for my family. I purchase the car used and like the appearance at first. I have been looking at other 2003 Expeditions and the side molding is fading on all of them. Anyone who is reading this please contact Ford to inform them of the defect. I contacted them already.
Pros: leg and head room
Cons: 13 mpg around town
Advice: do not get the moonroof!Other than the low mpg I didn't really have too many complaints about this veh. I too had the rearview mirrors problem where they didn't hold the presets and wouldn't correct after reversing. I have a new problem...several water leaks (from rain) in the drivers area. The water is leaking from the sun visor area & the emergency break release handle...probably something with the moonroof. I rarely use the moonroof as I find it to be very loud when opened.
Pros: The drive, the stereo and the air conditioner.
Cons: gas mileage but not bad for a large SUV if you drive it conservatively.
Advice: Drive conservatively.Drives like a luxury vehicle. Very easy and smooth. Great acceleration and power. Had a little strain pulling a three horse trailer though. Good handling and breaking. But a little hard to back up due to blind spots, you have to look a lot of different directions to make sure you aren't going to hit anything. Recommend electronic sensors.
Pros: the creature comforts
Cons: fuel mileage ( 19 hwy)
Advice: get the anti skid device ( requires 4 WD)I LOVE this vehicle the anti skid feature is excellent!