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Old 10-12-2018, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default I finally bought myself a nice DD. I think I deserve it.

So you may recall my Marauder was totaled by a drunk driver. I decided to halt my Marauder search until after New Years since I canít find one that ďI have to haveĒ. So I decided to finally buy myself a nice daily driver. I have my rusted out 2002 F250 with 215,000 strong miles and no signs of dying.

I wanted something new or used/newer. Iíve been looking at F150ís a lot. Love the F150. I thought Iíd just replace my F250 with a new pick up truck. Since my wife got rid of her Chrysler Aspen for her SHO. I decided I needed an SUV for the dogs and family. So I looked at Tahoeís, Suburbans, Explorers and the occasional Excursion. I liked them all. Explorer was great but small for what I wanted. Tahoe was small and the Suburban seemed priced a little higher than I wanted to spend. Low mileage Excursions are pretty expensive for such an older truck.

Thatís when it hit me in the face. I had completely forgotten about the Expedition EL and Navigator. The Navigator was too pricey with high miles as were the Platinum and Limited Expedition EL with higher miles. So I simply looked at the Expedition XLT EL. I must say. Looking for the LE versions seemed a tad hard for a while. Seems most ELís for sale were owned by rental companies and There doesnít seem to be many 2016-17 ELís for sale with mileage less than 35,000 and not beat up. I looked at a few and youíd think they were driven through a forest and scratched up. Luckily I found this XLT EL with only a few scratches, ridiculously clean inside, under carriage and engine too. It has 34,000 miles Has most everything I wanted including towing package, heated and cooled seats and more stuff. I only wish it had a moonroof and heated steering wheel. But what ever. Love the Ecoboost just like our SHO. Even more impressed how this truck moves with the Ecoboost. I think I may need to eventually get a tune. I thought I recall seeing Expo tunes available. Anyways enough rambling.










Dig the powered vent windows. Perfect for the dogs.

Towing, downhill descent traction control and stuffzzzz


I kept my rusted but ridiculously dependable 2002 turd.


Tore apart my Merc. I may just end up having to do a frame swap if I canít find a Merc I like.
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I like it! You do not see a lot of the newer Expeditions on the road.
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I dig it. Loaded up too... I always like seeing an integrated brake controller.

I'm still sad about your Marauder.... Those and Impala SS's are so cool to me.
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Default I finally bought myself a nice DD. I think I deserve it.

Unfortunately they never had a heated wheel on those, all the rest can be added, and.... you can mod the electronics with Forscan software, I like the color, easy to maintain and has good eye appeal.

Let me know if you need to find a frame, I have sources....
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Needs Palm Beach Dyno Ecoboost tune!!!

I love the Eco Expiditions wish my wife would drive an SUV instead of that stupid Malibu!
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good looking truck there.

the rusty heap can be used in the winter

my buddy rented an expedition with the ecoboost and drove to IN to pick up a dest, he said he moved really well for a large SUV

should have plenty of fun driving it
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Man o man I love driving this truck. The ride is so smooth and the power just feels so good. Love the sound of the radio. This SYNC seems to work a little easier and faster than the one in my wifeís 2014 SHO.
So far so damn good.
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Not bad. Did way better than I thought. Filled up Friday and drove to my parents house and back.
Over 400 miles with plenty of fuel left

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The rental F150 I had had the 3.5 V6 and although I personally felt it was a gutless turd unless you stomp the gas and rev it to the moon, it got stupidly good gas mileage for being a truck. Better than the Edge somehow.

Nice pickup, looks really clean.
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Not bad. Did way better than I thought. Filled up Friday and drove to my parents house and back.
Over 400 miles with plenty of fuel left



My wifeís expy does about 22mpg on a trip, but, itís not an EL either..

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Nice buy! Love Expy's!
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