1999 Ford Expedition Reviews - Page 7 of 8

1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6 LITER TRITON from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6 LITER TRITON Don't Know
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corvette

Summary:

A quiet comfortable ride

Faults:

HORN ASSEMBLY WENT AT 33000 MILES

DOOR LOCK ROD FELL INTO DOOR

WINDSHIELD WIPERS GO ON BY THEMSELVES.

These problems were all fixed by Ford

Dealership on warranty. So I still think the car is no lemon.

I have not had anything else go wrong with this vehicle.

Dealership was fast to fix all the quirks and have had good riding. The vehicle has pulled a motorcycle and trailer to Florida and also on the mountains of Pennsylvania and Virginia.

It has good pulling ability and good on gas for its size.

The ride is comfortable and quiet. No rattles at all.

It's a bit challenging to get into and out, even with running boards. Not for elderly.

The expedition steering is easy and the view from windshield is large and side windows are accommodating for viewing.

I found that comfort in driving during long trips added to pleasurable driving.

Extra cup holders and lumbar support was also a plus. Interior held up and paint too. For a 1999 I still have people think I just bought a new SUV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2004

1999 Ford Expedition eddie bauer 4.6L from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.6L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Summary:

Expedition built tough

Faults:

Since I purchased myvehicle the rear wiper has given me constant problems. I've heard that Ford is avoiding the fact that it's a factory defect. Twice I have attempted to fix, no results.

General Comments:

Overall this car is exactly the vehicle I came to love to drive. Helpful to all owners know your car, protect your car, and care for the car. Get your codes checked at no charge at Auto-Zone. You will thank me all for this advice. Why let the dealer get the best of you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2003

1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer V8 triton from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V8 triton Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carFord Windstar

Summary:

Terrible! It has been nothing but a money-pit since day one, and we are stuck paying for it!

Faults:

Brakes squeak constantly; even after having them replaced.

"Door Ajar" light constantly malfunctions... causing outside/inside lights to remain on.. even after vehicle is shut off.

Transmission problems, causing "service engine" light to remain on, as well as the "overdrive" light to blink continuously... had it fixed, and it happened again 2 months later.

Shuts down in the middle of driving.. for example: driving on highway, and truck just shuts down.

Service engine light is always on.

Theft deterrent system malfunctioned, causing truck to believe "I was stealing it!"

Problems everyday... too many to list.

I've yet to figure out why Ford cannot fix, or find what's wrong with the vehicles they BUILD!

General Comments:

I've yet to figure out why Ford cannot fix, or find what's wrong with the vehicles they BUILD!

I've taken it to the dealer 3 times, and they don't mind charging you for diagnostics; yet they can NEVER figure out why the car doesn't work!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th October, 2003

16th Aug 2004, 15:09

Is this a common problem? I have 30K with my second transmission and starter. This is the worst vehicle I've ever owned. I should have gone with the sequoia, which has the best quality rating anyways. When will detroit put out something decent?

11th Mar 2006, 18:03

People don't seem to understand that certain vehicles can be a little on the unreliable side. criticising the ENTIRE COMPANY line is just inferior. not every ford is bad, but the expeditions aren't their best either.

1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.6 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Astro

Summary:

Love how it runs, but disappointed with cosmetics

Faults:

Rust is coming from the inside out and bubbling the paint on the rear panel below the window, but above the wheel well. It is also appearing on the back door also below the window. All this on a three year old vehicle that has been well cared for.

The ball joints needed replacing at 75,000 miles.

The location of the oil filter is in a hard location to get at. Can never seem to clean all the oil up after a change and ends up on the garage floor.

General Comments:

The expedition is a great family vehicle that handles more like a car than the truck it really is.

I love. My wife loves it. Heck, my kid loves it.

I have the 4.6 V-8 and it seems to have all the power I'll ever need. I haul snowmobiles in the winter and you don't even know your pulling a trailer. If your hauling heavy loads however I'd recommend the 5.4 V-8.

As far as I'm concerned, I'd buy another expedition if Ford pops for the rusting problem. Really, I mean 3 years old and it's rusting from the inside out? I think it's defective metal preparation prior to painting.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th December, 2002

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 27 reviews