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Old 06-10-2013, 08:44 AM
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Question Possible new expidition owner

The misses and I are considering the purchase of a new 13 expedition in the near future. We are looking at the Limited preferrably in grey. I am new to fords and just wanted to know if there were any quarks or surprises that I should look out for in the new purchase. Any options that I definitely need or should avoid?

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Old 06-10-2013, 06:40 PM
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I have had my 2013 Expedition now for about 2 months with a little under 2000 miles on it and love it . I have the Limited Black on Black with leather seats and the 2 row captain chairs, also have the DVD player in the head rest. I have found out that with children, these DVD players make a trip much more enjoyable for them.

One of the things I brought for it was a hood protector. We came home from our first trip and found a small rock had hit the front of the hood chipping a small spot of paint and putting in a small ding. Got my hood protector on Amazon for $45.00. Plus ad's to the look of the Expedition.

Enjoy.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:20 PM
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My 2011 Limited came with all the options except I preferred the bench second seat. One thing I would recommend against if you aren't going to pull heavy loads is the airbag rear suspension. I always figured it would be the Achilles heal and sure enough mine leaks on the left side now. I had it in for service and they miss-diagnosed the problem I suspect as they just changed out the sensors. It still leaks. Began about a year and a half after I got it. Now it keeps pumping up as I drive along.

I second the DVD option. However, and aftermarket system would save you some dough if it is something to consider.

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Don't get the navigation or rear air suspension, too expensive, too many issues. Get a Garmin 5" portable for under $200 with lifetime updates and traffic. Don't get heated or air cooled seats, again, not worth it, and these will cost you when the warranty expires.
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Don't get the rear air suspension, too expensive, too many issues.
Yeah because in the 80,000 miles I put on my company expedition with rear air ride that was off road almost daily with zero failures it sure was expensive and had a lot of issues...oh wait...my warranty claims were related ESP related. Never once did I have one issue with the air ride. I wouldn't get one without the air suspension personally, I searched around for mine and finally found a dealer with several in stock.

I will say I would wait if you can and go EL vs regular. I've got a 2013 4x4 standard length king ranch and with the 3.73s man is it a dog. E85 makes things a bit better but only if you are in an area that has it. My previous Expedition was a XLT with leather in the EL flavor. The ride difference between the two is night and day. The EL is MUCH smoother and MUCH more stable at highway speed. If you have the room in the garage and extra cash I would highly advise going to the EL for the ride difference alone.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:41 PM
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Yeah because in the 80,000 miles I put on my company expedition with rear air ride that was off road almost daily with zero failures it sure was expensive and had a lot of issues...oh wait...my warranty claims were related ESP related. Never once did I have one issue with the air ride.
Well that solves it. If you didn't have problems, everyone ones else must be seeing things.
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Well that solves it. If you didn't have problems, everyone ones else must be seeing things.

The repair numbers for rear air suspensions on the 07+s are not that great, nothing to be alarmed with at all. Yes they wear but the fact of the matter is if at 80 or 90K miles I need to put a bag or compressor in there it's not a big deal. Most cars need struts or shocks by 75K miles anyway but people not notice little changes in ride quality they do notice when they go out and the back of their truck is 3" lower then when it was parked.
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I've got an 09 Limited EL with everything on it including the second row captain's chairs, and the pimp step (power folding), LOL! This is my second Expedition, the first being an 01 EB. I've got right at 39K on the clock, and I absolutely love it. We even average high 15's/low 16's in blended driving.
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Looking at buying an 2007 navigator high miles perfect condition, 135000 on truck, 14,500 is asking price, any suggestions, or concerns to look for. Thanks for any input
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Looking at buying an 2007 navigator high miles perfect condition, 135000 on truck, 14,500 is asking price, any suggestions, or concerns to look for. Thanks for any input
I wouldn't buy it but that is me. 135,000 and you'll probably end up doing ball joints, tie rods, cam phasers, all fluids to get a base line etc etc etc, you might spend 5,000 making it right. Then you have to hope it has been serviced and with the correct fluids. Depending on the owner 135,000 could really be like 225,000 miles. I know 80,000 miles in my shoes is much harder than 80,000 miles in 98% of the other expedition owners. I'm not a fan of buying american cars used especially with that kind of mileage.
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