1996 Ford Expedition Review

1996 Ford Expedition XLT V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance172000 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

10 years, 175,000 miles - great vehicle

Faults:

Ball joints needed to be replaced about 170,000 miles.

General Comments:

This vehicle is a workhorse. It has a small V8 pushrod engine so the performance is not as exciting as the newer style overhead cam engines... but the thing just keeps running.

Runs better now than it did when I bought it new.

Regular maintenance has resulted in a very reliable vehicle. I wouldn't hesitate to take it cross country right now.

Driver seat is a bit ragged given the 10 years in service. Could get it restuffed for about $150.

Not the best on gas (15 around town) but the engine is powerful enough so you don't have to lean on the pedal.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2006

3rd May 2006, 17:39

I Just found a 1996 Expedition XLT with 179,000 miles so they are out there.

29th Oct 2006, 15:05

Just so you know I worked at a Ford Dealer when the 96 Expeditions came out. so to confirm the above comment they do exist. I will say this though it was great to be able to see the Bronco and the Expedition side by side.

15th Mar 2012, 05:51

I want to buy an Expedition 1996, but I am scared of the age / engine performance.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review