Yes Review Date: 18th December, 2017 Faults: The only things relevant to driving the car that have gone out were the alternator 150,000 miles , the starter 170,000 miles , and the transmission speed sensor 250,000 miles. I have 155k on it now, and the only thing I have had to do is replace the alternator at 135k. Controlling for its 4wd system is by a knob on the dash that activates a two-speed transfer case. The transmission could use a few more gears, which it got in 2002 and 2005. The features of the car and the ease of use make this a great buy for anyone looking for this size truck. The dashboard makes the best of modern-day ergonomics, where the switches and knobs are all within easy reach.
The paint still looks great, chrome still shines, runs great. General Comments: This Expedition is our extra car. It does have the trademark piston slap of these Ford engines when they have this many miles on them, but it goes away as soon as the engine warms up. The front suspension is independent, and uses torsion bars and gas- pressurized shock absorbers. Wife and I have been looking for a newer vehicle lately, but our older Expedition has set the bar so high we are having trouble finding something we like. A high quality photo of your vehicle is not available in our library of images. I'm planning on reaching another 100,000 miles.
The engine and transmission have been problem free, with the few repairs that have been made expected for a vehicle with this amount of miles. It can sit for weeks at a time without being driven. This wheelbase stretch shortens the front and rear body overhangs, a helpful feature during the occasional off-road foray. Model year 1998 Year of manufacture 1997 First year of ownership 2002 Most recent year of ownership 2011 Engine and transmission 5. The mileage is excellent, considering the size of this large truck. General Comments: This Expedition has been the best car I have ever owned. I can't recommend this generation of Ford trucks enough.
Used to have a 4Runner, the Expedition is way more substantial in every way. We were able to accommodate five persons as well as all of the gear needed on the trip without the use of a trailer. Manufacturers can't make them fast enough. The rear of the chassis rides on a solid axle and progressive-rate coil springs that ride softer when the truck is unloaded and stiffer when it's weighted down. Not a single crack anywhere on the dash or any other piece of trim or upholstery. The uses of this truck range from a serious driver who will be hauling 4000 pounds, to the mom who picks up 6 kids from the soccer game.
He had to tow a storage trailer and he also had to fill up the entire cargo bay with the rear seats down to accommodate their belongings. I have owned my Expedition for over 5 years, bought it with 90k on it used. The steering is light, but accurate, and comes with a new system that varies the effort based on vehicle speed. That was 6 years ago. Then I hit a deer at about 45 mph over a year ago, and it went back to normal.
These big-tired, tall-standing trucks are so popular you might think everyone in suburbia has a second house out in the country. The build quality of these trucks is great. The second row set can be folded forward, while an optional third-row seat is available. No slipping, rough shifts, leaks, or anything. Our Eddie Bauer test models came with the larger engine, as well as a trailer tow package that gives it a 7400-pound towing capacity.
The standard seating is a bench seat up front and in the middle. In this video I give a short tour and test drive of the 1998 ford expedition eddie bauer. Also, the radio face got a little messed up for about a month, all the lights were lighting up, e. Vehicle Photography Not Available We're sorry. Eddie Bauer models are the most plush inside, with leather upholstery and standard front captain's chairs with a powered driver's seat.
The low volt indicator alarmed me of it's needing attention before it failed me out on the road. Faults: Radiator, alternator, coil packs. Our Eddie Bauer test model wore 17-inch alloy wheels, lighted running boards, integrated mirror-mounted turn signal indicators, fog lamps and two-tone fender flares. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone who wants plenty of space and doesn't mind the gas mileage. We load it for Bear, add 4 kids, pull our camping trailer and head to the mountains for a week.
However, it does put its 30-gallon fuel tank to good use as we were only able to average 16 mpg overall. I would not hesitate to buy another pre 2003 Expedition if I needed one. Exterior style holds it's own 12 years later, and paint and body are still in excellent condition. It has also held its retail value much better. Several seating arrangements offer accommodations for five to nine passengers, depending on model choice, and the interior gives more than 118 cubic feet of space. I have a 98 expedition with 285,000 miles on it and still kickin and the only thing I had to replace is the alternator and heater core.