1988 Ford Expedition Review from North America

1988 Ford Expedition Turbo Coupe 2.3 Liter turbo

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.3 Liter turbo Don't Know
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired155000 miles
Most recent distance156000 miles
Previous carFord Expedition

Summary:

It only takes 1 word to describe it, Awesome

Faults:

I replaced the head gasket at 155,000 miles because someone had previously replaced it with an after market part. That is a big no no because the after market does not have the o-ring seal for the oil passages to the head.

I will be replacing the a/c compressor. Ford can still supply the part, but super expensive.

General Comments:

I had seen these car around since their inception and didn't think much about them. You know being a motor head from the 60's if it didn't have lots of cubic inches it couldn't be fast or fun to drive. Lo and behold up pops this car from someone wanting a truck that I had for sale and no cash. I accept this Turbo Coupe as payment for the truck. Even with the repairs that I have made and those that will need done, it is an awesome ride for a 4 cylinder. I now have the bug to restore it to it's original glory.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2003

21st Jun 2003, 14:16

What member let this though? The Expedition came out in 1997 and is a coupe, not a coupe, certainly not available in turbo or a 4 cylinder.

19th Jul 2004, 12:50

Sounds like he's talking about a 1988 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe and just clicking on the wrong model.

3rd Nov 2005, 14:41

Gosh, with a 4 cylinder, that Expedition must be a real speed demon! Honestly though, I think he did just click on the wrong vehicle name.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review