Might be better asked in a Ford group. All you'll get from here is
"Just get her the Tahoe and deal with it". I don't think the
Expedition is all that much larger. Checking the respective sites it
DOES look like the new Expeditions are a little bit bigger in most
dimentions. But that just means it'll be a little more difficult to
maneuver in parking lots. And what's the deal with IRS on a TRUCK?
(referring to the Expedition here)...
On Fri, 05 Sep 2003 01:14:35 GMT, "Troy"
My parents drive a '99 Expedition, and for a ford... we (the family) love
it, it turnes like a car, has the power of a V8 and room for everyone..
Down side, the 5.4 Triton V8 doesn't get good gas mileage..
but it does pack some power.. this year we went to my grandparents in south
dakota(850miles one way from texas), pulled 8-10' box trailer plus the whole
family (5) and all our stuff there and back (with ALOT more stuff in the
trailer on the way home) and had no problem whatsoever.. even in the sand
hills of nebraska..
Don't get my wrong I love my K1500 but for a family car that turns better
then the tahoe you can't beat it i don't think.. it's really the only ford
vehical I like..
I test drove both and I liked both. I still went with the tahoe but that
was only a price thing. the expeditoin did have more leg room and was
actually the nicer one to drive. but the tahoe is also nice to drive. Its
a toss up. I bought the tahoe mainly cause it was 2k less and I will be
honest it was a chevy
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I drive a 99 silverado z71. My wife used to have a 2000 Eddie Baur
Expedition. I absolutely hated that truck. The suspension was too
soft and I hated the way it handled. The sunroof broke at least 6
times. When there was only 1000 miles left of the warrenty and the
sunroof broke again, the service guy said that he would fix it but it
would probably break again. Thats when I traded it in on a 2002 z71
I will say that I test drove the LT tahoe and hated the suspension.
Both the LT tahoe's and the eddie baur expedition's ride reminded me
of an old cadillac. The 5.4 on the eddie baur didn't have any guts
I guess a lot of people who buy these trucks want a cushy luxurious
ride. I have always prefered a stiff suspension that handles well and
doesn't bounce the hell out of you when your off road. I like the z71
tahoe almost as much as my silverado.
Disclaimer: this was an the old style expeditions, the new ones may be
better as I have not drove one.
My parents have a 2001 Eddie Bauer Edition Ford Expedition. Its a nice
vehicle, the 5.4 Liter V8 only gets 13 or 14 mpg, but if you own a vehicle
like that, then you obvisouly can pay for it. I have nothing bad to say
about it. Except, its been through 4 transmission in less then 100K miles.
The first time they took it in to have it checked, the dealership said that
the tranny was shot, they wanted to fix it, my dad said fuck that, I want it
replaced, they said fine. He cam back a few days later, they had another
brand new Edpedition off the lot, pulling the transmission out of it. He
asked them, what are you doing with that, they said we're putting that in
your truck, then we are going to fix the one out of yours, throw it back in
the one of the lot, and then ship it off to another dealership. But I dont
have to many bad things to say about ford, my second choice other then a
chevy, it would be a ford. They really care about their customers, and when
they have recalls, they go out of their way. The new powerstroke was having
problems. So ford bought a undisclosed amout of trucks back from their
customers. No car company has ever done that, unless they were forced to by
goverment. So, I dont think the edpedition is bad, but the Chevrolet Tahoe
is much nicer, and holds it retail more. and you say the taho is more
expensive, the sticker price came to 48 grand on my parents edpedition.
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