2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L V-8 from North America


Best I ever owned


A/C compressor.

Power windows.

General Comments:

We bought this car with at 17,000 miles. It now has 267,500 miles and has never given a major issue. We used it until about 150,000 miles to tow a 23 foot boat on the weekends, and it has made numerous trips up and down the east coast.

It's solid as the first day we got it, and the car exterior and interior still look great. The only issue besides normal maintenance has been the A/C compressor which I have replaced twice, but besides that only oil changes, tires and brakes. The engine runs strong and the transmission still shifts smooth.

I am about to change the struts now, because I will continue driving it as long as possible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 2016

3rd Apr 2021, 21:56

Absolutely no car on planet earth would go 250000 miles with only an A/C compressor and window regulators bad. No such car was ever or will ever be built, all brands included. Why do people need to spread misleading information?

4th Apr 2021, 15:14

It happens a lot on here, but I wouldn't say it was misleading, it's just that some people forget to list every fault they had with the car when doing a review. Also wear and tear (suspensions, brakes, etc) aren't exactly a fault to be listed in a faults section, you kinda have to assume they have replaced such parts at the mileage, as wear and tear items. Myself I've wrote a few reviews on here and always try my best to list the specific faults or breakdowns, but wear and tear gets a passing mention, just as things like oil and belt changes which I would say was scheduled servicing, rather than actual faults.

4th Apr 2021, 15:33

Seems pretty rude to be rooting for peoples’ trucks to have problems. Why not celebrate the fact this one had good luck? Good for the owner.

5th Apr 2021, 15:20

Sounds like this guy has something against Ford, reading this and the other 2 comments recently posted. The Expedition from this generation usually had no problem hitting 200k miles.

5th Apr 2021, 17:07

I don't know if you people realize, but it's not about a review with small mishaps. Sure that happens to anyone. But I was writing about a misleading review left perhaps by a brand fan. It is a big problem both on review sites and on video channels as well. It is a real issue and it concerns all car brands. There is a certain category of people out there who want others to believe their car has been perfect. This is why I used the word "misleading". These kind of people are real, and it's not a small minority. You just read the "truck wars" discussions on forums, where Ford guys say Ford are perfect and RAM guys say RAMs are perfect. It is a sad widespread tendency to glorify their beloved brand. You see the exact same thing on video channels - not going to name the most popular one.

2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L V8 from North America


Great truck, no problems whatsoever


Put brakes on when I bought it.

Nothing else has gone wrong.

General Comments:

Very comfortable ride.

Not tons of power.

Gas mileage could be better.

This has been one of the best vehicles I have ever owned. The thing has over 360000kms and runs like a dream. Everything still works inside as well, from the heated and A/C seats to the power mirrors. Maybe we got lucky, but this is one hell of a good truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2011

3rd Apr 2021, 22:00

Read the comment on September 4th 2007 to get an idea about honestly reported problems with these trucks. It is just too easy to hide the issues on the Internet.

2003 Ford Expedition XLT Popular 5.4 Liter from North America


An overall great truck; worth buying




CD player (mach) required replacing.

Absolutely nothing else!!!

General Comments:

This is actually my mom's truck. We only buy Ford products. I have owned a Crown Victoria and now a Thunderbird.

But back to the truck. It has been amazingly reliable! Plenty of room for just about everything. It can pull a house.

My mother's vehicle is the XLT popular style. This style came with the better 6 disc sound system, fog lamps, running boards as well as the famous 5.4 liter V8. The gas on this thing is my only complaint. I know it is a large SUV, but there has to be some way to get these number up. Any suggestions?


Ford should have added more power to the truck from the moment this new style came out, and not two or three model years afterward.

Great truck if you can afford the gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2008