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Old 12-30-2016, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by SOA View Post
How about a sequoia?
Would definitely go Sequoia in this segment.
Old 12-30-2016, 04:13 PM
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Sequoia! 240k and going. Great for the fam!
Old 12-30-2016, 04:16 PM
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I do live the sequoia, but it is very short sighted that they don't make a longer version. I don't get 3 row seating without luggage capacity for a full vehicle of passengers.
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I tow my 23' with my F150 and sometimes with my "wimpy" 5.3L Suburban and I haven't notice any difference. Whichever way you go buy American.
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Originally Posted by StPeteRebel View Post
I think the model year 2016 Expeditions are pretty old and crappy looking myself. They are based on a much older model year F150. I know they are getting ready to release the newest one in the coming year I believe.
There should be a completely new Expedition coming into the retail market later in 2017--as a 2018 model. I would assume they'll be using the Ecoboost 3.5 engine like the current Expedition has--perfect for towing boats with a flat torque curve like that of a diesel. If I was going to be in the market for such a vehicle, I'd wait for the new model.
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I have a 2005 expedition that I purchased brad new in 2004 a this time has 225000 miles and there has been no problems at all , I think has been the best vehicle I have ever owned ,
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I got a lemon EB Expedition, Ford bought it back after some haggling and threat of a lawsuit. Could happen with any brand, but it left a bad taste in the Ford guy's mouth.
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My wife had an '03 EB. Also a lemon. They couldn't stop a leak. It constantly had wet carpet on the passenger side. Too bad because it was an awesome vehicle otherwise.
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Do the late model 5.4 still blow plugs and coils ?
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
I'm going to guess that the rentals were all the tall gear. Just for comparison sake, test drive one with the max tow package. Totally different experience.
I will try this. After some research I believe you are correct about the rentals as none of them had the trailer break control that would designate a max tow package. The tall gear is a ridiculous 3.08... Max tow is 3.42.
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So you guys were absolutely right about the tall gear and now I'm leaning towards the GMC Yukon with max tow... Any thoughts SLE vs SLT I kinda like the idea of the cloth seats in the SLE and am not sure i would miss any of the bells and whistles of the SLT since the SLE comes with the good radio now...
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Originally Posted by Jstarion View Post
So you guys were absolutely right about the tall gear and now I'm leaning towards the GMC Yukon with max tow... Any thoughts SLE vs SLT I kinda like the idea of the cloth seats in the SLE and am not sure i would miss any of the bells and whistles of the SLT since the SLE comes with the good radio now...
Can't comment there. Dad has an ltz with all the toys. Very nice indeed. He was perfectly happy within LT, but it didn't have heated seats on the passenger side, etc. which is what my mom wanted as it is their road trip vehicle.
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Originally Posted by Jstarion View Post
So you guys were absolutely right about the tall gear and now I'm leaning towards the GMC Yukon with max tow... Any thoughts SLE vs SLT I kinda like the idea of the cloth seats in the SLE and am not sure i would miss any of the bells and whistles of the SLT since the SLE comes with the good radio now...
Bought a 15' off a lease turn in CPO. SLE trim 3.42 rear end tow package looks awesome drives well have been very happy so far since August. Mileage sucks in traffic no surprise there mileage on highway is very impressive although 24 - 25 with ease.

Getting in and out of it is not for the faint of heart. I stand 6' and the running boards are to high and the ground is to low. The wife doesn't seem to mind says the running boards do her well.
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My 2012 EL has the "towing package" including a 3:73 rear gear.
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Originally Posted by ladyjane View Post
Do the late model 5.4 still blow plugs and coils ?

LOL one 7mm bolt holds the coil pack on. Jugs 1,2,5,6 I can replace in under 5 minutes.

Unfortunately #4 is the most prone to going out and the by far the hardest to reach, that one can take a while, especially if the boot separates from the coil pack.

Makes no sense but if I run my tank low enough to trigger the Low Fuel light, it's an odds on bet a coil pack will go.

Love my 1999 Eddie Bauer Expi, bought new, still kicking, chronically leaky head gasket and all. Extremely anemic tow vehicle, that anything with a GM350 will out pull but its extremely comfortable and does a great job hauling fish/dive gear and coolers back and forth to the marina.....

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A friend of mine has the 5.4 expedition and he had the have the heads removed to change spark plugs. I guess it's a problem with many ford reimbursed him for most of the expanse but it took awhile to get his money. Not sure why they wouldn't just do a recall.
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Originally Posted by Rival1 View Post
A friend of mine has the 5.4 expedition and he had the have the heads removed to change spark plugs. I guess it's a problem with many ford reimbursed him for most of the expanse but it took awhile to get his money. Not sure why they wouldn't just do a recall.
There was a class action lawsuit against ford on that issue. Our expedition had that issue too but ford covered it and it wasn't a problem at all.
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Just bought a 2016 Expedition XLT and LOVE it! GREAT to tow (6k total weight) and great with two teens. Go for it!
Old 01-02-2017, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ladyjane View Post
Do the late model 5.4 still blow plugs and coils ?
Yes. I have changed them on my truck and on the Expy. Not a bad job but the worst case scenario is pretty bad.

I have a bad taste from Ford at the moment.
Old 01-03-2017, 04:45 AM
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So... I purchased a 2017 GMC Yukon SLE with max tow and value package. The drivetrain package is so much better with the towing gear and shift mapping. I hope is serves me as well as my old Dodge ram has .

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