2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Triton V8, naturally-aspirated from North America
Toughest truck I've ever owned
Minor electrical issues, most having to do with the power adjustments for the passenger seat and the stereo head unit.
I inherited this amazing luxury SUV from my grandparents as a high school graduation present in 2016 after my first car experienced a head gasket failure. To date the Expedition has been the most comfortable and toughest truck I've owned. I put well over 100,000 miles on the odometer over the three years I've owned it, and logged a period of more than 20,000 in between oil changes with no noticeable detrimental effects. The larger optional 5.4L V8 had quite a bit of power behind it; and its 9,000-pound towing capacity rating came in handy on multiple occasions.
In terms of interior fit-and-finish, this was easily the nicest-equipped, best-feeling, and most well-put-together car I've had in my life. My Expy was top-tier through and through. DVD navigation system, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, upgraded audio with a 6-disc changer in the console, heated and cooled leather seats, a power-folding third row, and an A/C that was always ice cold (very important for residents of the American Southwest).
If I had to name any distinct downsides, I'd honestly really only have one. Given its nature as a full-sized traditional SUV, expect low gas mileage (I averaged about 15-16 MPG regularly).
To sum it all up, so far this Expedition has been the best car I've owned, and I would not hesitate to buy another if I can find one. Not only did that truck serve me well in its life, but it even saved mine in the collision that totaled it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th October, 2019