my wife and i tow a travel trailer ,we do like to travel and consider the trip to a chosen destination as part of the experience.the Expedition has a smooth ride,no wind noise,has a factory tow package and ample room for friends and pets, with fold flat rear seats lots of cargo room if needed.At high-way speeds can have conversation with out having to talk loud.comes from Ford nicely equipted .climate ,sounds and able to tow easily.our expedition is an XLT which is not all the bells whistles yet has more extras built in than we will use. very nice Ford if you tow or have big family the way to go.
Despite having high mileage, this car runs like new! My Jeep Commander that I bought for my wife brand new was always in the shop but the Expedition has only given us one problem but it was a problem that could've happened with any car. Mine and my wife's favorite thing about the Expy is that it doesn't drive like a rig. It handles turns with minimal lean and has good power. Only thing I hate about it is the position of the steering wheel. I'm 5'9 and feel like I have to drive like a grandma since the wheel is so far away. Definitely one of the best cars we've had in the family.
Overall the truck has been very useful and has a ton of room in it. The engine is strong and performs well. The problem is the reliability and costs to maintain. Fords are supposed to have a reputation of unmatched reliability and longevity...and that may be correct if you keep pouring money in it. The differential had to be rebuilt, the heater core had to be replaced (and there is still rust in the system). The cooling is starting to die and to top it off, at 140,000 miles (with less than 1 yr old plugs) a spark plug blew out of the engine requiring a $3600 repair. After researching, this is not an isolated incident and not very rare at all in any of the Ford Triton engines. Just do a search on FORD SPARK PLUG PROBLEMS and see what you find. It's a great truck for the room and performance...but gets a big "F" for reliability.