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BEST FORD ON THE MARKET
Cons: I have a little problem with the paint on the trim around the windowsI wish i could by a new one and keep my old one. this is the best vehicle i have ever owned. I have owned a few other that Ford but never been as pleased as i am with this Ford. thank you Ford. Please do not stop building this one.
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.
Advice: never expect the gas mileage to be what is advertised by the dealer, no matter what carI have owned MANY cars...this is above average. only problem so far has been that I needed to replace the gas cap. the fuel system is presurized so it felt like it was 'bucking' until replaced. I added dual exhaust (magna-flow mufflers) and that seemed to help the gas mileage. gas mileage sucks as you can expect but worth it if you need the space.