researching a new(er) navigator truck... - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator 1997 - 2002 and 2003 - 2006 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator Discussion

researching a new(er) navigator truck...

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-13-2014, 11:04 AM
blue&white blue&white is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: metrowest - boston
Posts: 67
blue&white is starting off with a positive reputation.
researching a new(er) navigator truck...

i am currently driving a 96 bronco with 293,000 miles on it. while it still drives pretty well and has for the last 200,000 miles, except for a blower fan motor or cleaning the ground strap wires of even replacing an alternator, i am aware the road has to end at some point. Rust is starting to show up in places that are making me uncomfortable..

(i would love to see a range rover drive as reliable as this beast.)

1. i am partial to the 2003-2006 navigators. Before those years the truck looks too cartoony. after that, the truck looks like a pimp mobile with all the unneeded bling on it. i am a simple man. i don't think bling is my thing. i do like the nice creature comforts these truck provide, nice ride, quiet interior, plenty of room.. i am over six feet tall, so…

2. Which transmission would be the better choice? the 2004 or 2005 model? Ford switched it out between the four speed and the newer model from ZF.

3. i am not afraid to fix anything that breaks. (see first paragraph)

i am not going to get a new england truck as i already am driving one, so, i have to look down south and west. should i be concerned with the higher mileage navigators i am seeing?

any other input from the owners of these truck is greatly appreciated!

Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 09:40 AM
4srfox 4srfox is offline
New User
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 10
4srfox is starting off with a positive reputation.

Stay away from the Rover. It looks like that you have well used and abused your ride. My suggestion go with something with less electronics. My take for you is a explorer, minimal electronics and reasonable priced.
Any back yard mechanic an fix a Ford! And you will not break the bank.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about upgrading my Navigator bigguyinmo 1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator 3 04-05-2016 08:53 PM
Rear differential sizes explained? Joeblowv1 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 6 03-16-2016 09:32 AM
Looking at buying Cpolinsky Excursion - King of SUVs 14 03-26-2015 09:50 AM
86 Brake job AramisVI Bronco II 2 10-20-2014 12:06 PM
Wanting a 2009 Navigator L, new to Lincoln Tcw89 2007 - 2014 Expedition & Navigator 7 09-17-2014 03:42 PM

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:54 PM.