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Old 03-11-2007, 12:59 AM
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Need thoughts on comments on options for my 07 Expy Purchase

Here is what I am looking at in terms of options. Please let me know thoughts. Colors I can't decide but have narrowed to Carbon, Dark Blue Pearl or Black. These are all Eddie Bauer Specs:


4x4
18" Wheels
Front & Rear Floormats
2nd Row 40/20/20 Bench
Convenience Package
Heavy Duty Trailer
Sirius
Load Levelling Air Suspension
Daytime Running Lights
Power Liftgate
Climate Controlled Heated & Cooled Seats
Black Luggage Rack W Black Crossbars
Power Moonroof
Skid Plates



I seem to be able to find everything I want except the DRL's and the Load Levelling. Am I missing much by not getting these ? Also what are the thoughts on the 17's, 18's and 20's wheels ?

THe other thing I am tossing up on is whether to get the Nav or go aftermarket

Thanks so much and cannot wait to take ownership

Luckily I qualify for XPLAN Pricing
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:43 AM
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I got almost the same options. Didn't do the moonroof since we hardly ever used the ones in our other cars plust you'll loose some head room. I'm not a fan of the shiny 20" wheels so we stayed with the standard 18" ones on the EB. I actually like the ELT 17 wheels the best. These 18" wheels are a pain to clean. No Nav here either, maps have always worked for me. Before I ordered my, I test drove them with standard rear suspension since I couldn't find one in VA with the rear air. But I ordered the rear air and I swear she rides better than the standard set up. Did some low wieght towing yesterday (3000 lbs) and it works nice.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:11 AM
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Not sure if you are getting the EL or STd.

My Std, has the 17 inch wheels. I did not want the 18 or 20. Mine is also a 4X4. If you want on and off road tires the 18 and 20 selections are very slim, where as the 17 variety are very broad. I have a pretty much decked out E/B, I am not a fan of satelite radio, and the rubber mats from Ford I am not happy with. They do not quite cover the floor area as good as I had hoped. I ended up buying molded weathertech ones that cover a much larger section. I also did not get the daytime running lights. I have never felt the need for them and this is strictly personal opinion not a hit at you for getting them.

The power liftgate is awesome, and so is the 40/20/40. We have a fourteen month old and the liftgate is priceless when you have a stroller and and hands full or at the grocery store and it's raining outside. Instant shelter at the touch of a button. I very much like the skid plates and always thought Ford gave them away for the price.

The cooled and heated seats are exceptional down here. I have them in my other car and will not own another vehicle without them.

The load leveling is very nice and the convenience package is worth it's money as well.

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Old 03-11-2007, 08:33 AM
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The EL EB gets the 18" wheels as standard.
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Old 03-11-2007, 05:02 PM
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Since it seems to be impossible to find one with Load Levelling here I don't know whether to order one or not. The problem I am concerned with on ordering is that by the time the truck shows up the amazing lease rates and incentives will be over.

If all I am doing is loading the truck up with garden supplies from the store or pulling a small trailer with an ATV on it should I worry about LL ?
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:44 PM
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I had an 03 Expy w/o LLS, I was disappointed with how it handled my 16'argo trailer. When I got my 04 Expy I went with the LLS, it is worth every penny. It handles the trailer very well (except for the typical Ford lack of power, 04 was only 260hp). As a bonus it lowers the truck whe parked which looks great, several people have asked if I lowered it.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:07 AM
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My 07 EB EL is carbon color with all the options you mentioned with the exception of $X4, DRL and climate controlled seats, but these are options I could live without. I love the Carbon color, much nicer IMO than the blue or the black. As for the Nav system, go aftermarket. I was toying with the Ford system too, but I fuigured for $2000, I could get a lot more useful things for the Beast and that included a nice aftermarket GPS. And in regards to the wheels, go with the 18", they look better than the 20" chrome ones. I would like to have chrome wheels, but the ones Ford is offering are ugly. When it comes time to change tires, I may upgrade then to a nice set of 20" chrome aftermarket wheels.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:36 PM
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Anyone have a real pic of the dk blue and or carbon met up close and personal ?
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:49 AM
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Lots of people on this forum seem to be having problems with load leveling suspension systems...maybe they have the kinks worked out by now.
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