Although the price for a brand new one, matches that of better alternatives (Toyota Sequoia), as a pre-owned, the value can't be beat. comfor and styling of the interior are top notch. the Limited EL with bucket seats provides everything you need. The only thing that was misleading was the "phone' button on the Nav system. Apparently there is an add-on required for that button to be functional. I assumed that having the voice steering wheel controls, and the Nav system (with the phone button) this would be included, but it was not. If handsfree communication is a must for you, make sure you ask!
First let me say that I was very hesitant to purchase another Ford Expedition. I owned a 2005 Eddie Bauer Expedition previously and had nothing but problems, the fuel injectors were bad and before I hit 30,000 miles it was in the shop having the lower half of the engine replaced. I never even took it back from the dealer, traded in on the spot. I swore then that I would never own another Ford product. Well, that was until now. For the price, the Expedition is the best value for the cost. Now that I have this 2008 Expedition, I have to say that I remember now why I purchased the first one. I LOVE IT! It sits up high, so you feel like you're in a truck (which I like), it rides very smooth, the passenger room (in the EL at least) is wonderful (I tote 5 kids so we have plenty of room) and the design/appeal is terrific. Now I'm still praying that I don't have issues with this one like I did with the last, but so far, I love my Expedition!
a lot of the fixtures are made of cheap materials. Plastic indoor handles that break easily due to a heavy door. The plastic coverings around the nuts n bolts keep falling off and are always scattered around the vehicle. The liftgate makes a loud squeaking noise sometimes, it's so embarrassing. When I purchased the vehicle from Carmax I didn't realize the the window washing fluid feature did not work. no one has been able to figure it out. The engine seems jumpy and takes a while to kick into a higher gear.