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Pros: Solid ride,Climate control,Comfort.
Cons: Plastic outside moldings.
Advice: Sit back and enjoy the ride.We've owned an Expedition before and we were just satisfied. We traded it for an 03 EB X and can't believe it still has the same name. Nothing about this EB X is the same as the 01 we owned. We fell in love with it at first sight, then we test drove it and O my God I did'nt want to get out!!!!!!! The only thing I might have a complaint about down the road is that the plastic moldings on the outside of the doors don't sound solid when you shut them. We love the steering wheel mounted controls, the power third row seats and it has a great sound system. We went on a trip and our 4 children watched a dvd. We arived at our destination and the kids were so comfortable they did not want to get out until the movie ended. My advice BUY ONE.....
Pros: 3rd Row Seat Turn flat for more Luggage Capacity
Cons: Brake Dust is Terrible, Ford need to change that!
Advice: Clean your Brake Dust each time You drive!Best SUV I ever Drive.
Pros: Heated and Cooled seats
Cons: Gas mileage
Advice: Drive all full size SUZs first, then buy the ExpeditionI have only good things to say about the 2003 Expedition.
Pros: Room!! and third row fold down seats, especially flush with second row fold down, and after market fluch to ceiling dvd player.
Cons: The goofy silver interior door handles and air vent covers.
Advice: Ford has more options for your money than similar GM vehiclesLarge yet comfortable; surprising since I was driving a corvette.
Pros: locked glove box
Cons: The power seats break repeatedly! Just filed a lemon law claim.
Advice: Wait till they fix the problems and improve the mileage.Bought a 2003, had a 97 with 100,000 miles. No major problems with that one. New Exp broke at 50 miles! Power driver's seat stops working, they replace the seat and it has broken 5 times total. Production problems? Also the heated seat won't work correctly either, it all one piece, the seat and the power toy's motor! LEMON LAW! Also the MPG is way off, even on the highway only 16mpg.
Pros: Great looks
Cons: Brake dust
Advice: Make sure you want a vehicle this bigIn a word - BIG! I've owned my '03 EB X for 4 months, and despite some minor flaws I am quite pleased with it. A smooth ride, LOTS of room, and great looks make this choice a good one. The fold flat 3rd row seat is great, the old design virtually kept me from purchasing an X a couple years ago. But the brake dust is horrific! I've just purchased a set of Kleenwheels dust sheilds, hopefully that will improve things. All in all, I love my X!
Pros: Seating comfort and visibility
Cons: Large blind spot, it is a truck
Advice: Buy it if you enjoy driving!This is my second Expedition, the first was a 97 model. In short great people hauler and fun to drive. Comfort, appearance and performance all get high marks. Vehicle also commands respect (if that matters) even around the Beemer and Mercedes crowd.