2690 Crater Lake Hwy Medford, OR 97504 541-973-2070
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2690 Crater Lake Hwy

Medford, OR 97504

541-973-2070

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Ford has launched an all-new Expedition. This second-generation model shares almost nothing with last year’s model. It’s packed with new features but the biggest improvement is its ride quality a benefit of a new independent rear suspension.When I last drove the Expedition it was for a long comparison test with one of its prime competitors. Not an hour out of town the Expedition pulled off the flat straight highway. My fatigued co-tester was eager to trade vehicles with me. Indeed keeping the giant sport utility with its darty steering sloppy suspension and rough ride on the straight and narrow was tough duty. We made frequent driver swaps during the remainder of the five-hour journey and needless to say the Expedition didn’t win the bake-off.Were we to travel in the new Expedition on same route the results would be dramatically different. A driver could comfortably stay behind the wheel for the entire trip without fatigue and the Expedition would have a great shot at beating competitors in a comparison test. That’s how much better the 2003 model is over its predecessor. Ride and handling are greatly improved the steering is more responsive and more stable on the open road.New features for the 2003 Expedition include a power third-row seat that disappears with the press of a button leaving a large perfectly flat cargo area. The interior is all new. A small center seat on the second row slides forward to give front-seat parents access to a small child. Safety is enhanced with a lower front bumper an optional safety curtain designed to protect occupants in a rollover adjustable pedals a tire-pressure monitor and advanced electronics designed to help the driver maintain control.The Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator full-size sport utilities were originally introduced as 1997 models for people who needed three rows of seats like a minivan but wanted to trade the soccer-mom image for the rugged outdoorsy appearance of an SUV. At that time few competitors existed primarily the Chevrolet Suburban and other full-size utilities from General Motors. Toyota has since added the Sequoia and GM has launched additional iterations of its full-size and almost full-size sport utilities.Model LineupA choice of engines is offered in the Expedition: the standard 4.6-liter V8 rated at 232 horsepower and the 5.4-liter V8 that produces 291 horsepower. Both are paired with the same four-speed automatic transmission.Two trim levels are available: XLT and Eddie Bauer. The XLT is equipped well.Eddie Bauer adds front captain’s chairs with two tone-leather and 6-way driver power automatic climate control with rear A/C a premium sound system Arizona Beige lower body side cladding floor console overhead console 11 cup holders fog lights privacy glass with power flip-open rear windows satin nickel grille Homelink electrochromic mirror power outside heated mirrors with memory security approach lamps and integrated turn signals power adjustable pedals with memory power driver’s seat with memory reverse sensing system black non-illuminated running boards.Expedition prices run a wide range: XLT 2WD ($30555); XLT 4WD ($33425); Eddie Bauer 2WD ($37050); Eddie Bauer 4WD ($41195). Numerous packages are available for the XLT. A fully loaded Eddie Bauer edition goes for nearly $45000.An FX4 off-road package ($4185) is available on XLT models that features distinctive exterior cues that give it a more rugged appearance including tubular steel running boards foglamps an FX4 badge on the liftgate. Unique 17-inch chromed steel wheels and all-terrain tires complement special shocks tuned for off-road performance.WalkaroundIn spite of all the changes underneath there is little to visually distinguish the new 2003 Ford Expedition over the 2002 model. A new Expedition owner may be unhappy when the neighbors don’t notice they’ve traded the old one in for the new model. Then again maybe not. Auto companies have found it doesn’t always pay to mess with winning formulas.With roughly the same overall dimensions as before the new Expedition looks bigger and bolder than its predecessor. The track has been widened nearly two inches to give it a well-planted stance. The hood is raised four inches for a more towering presence. The standard wheels increased to 17 inches for a bolder look. The roof height is lower. Bumpers are integrated more smoothly into the overall design. Door handles are the full-grip variety making them easier to grab for occupants whether left- or right-handed gloved or not gloved.Interior FeaturesClimb aboard and we do mean climb as this is one tall vehicle and you’ll immediately notice the differences over the previous-generation model. Previously the Expedition’s interior was virtually identical to the Lincoln Navigator and the Ford F-150 pickup trucks upon which they are based. In this new generation however distinctions have been made. The Navigator is far fancier than the Expedition which while quite refined has a more outdoorsy everyday workhorse ambiance.The Ford Expedition’s interior is dressed up with a metallic satin finish on such items as the rings that surround the vents and door handles. Shapes are round and controls are hefty for an easy grip.Storage space is generous. The roomy pockets in all four doors have space for a 20-ounce water bottle. The front center console available in some versions of the Expedition can fit a small laptop computer. The console has a slot to hold pens and a Palm Pilot or other PDAs. The lighter colors used for the upholstery give it a lighter more car-like air.The interior features a number of clever and useful innovations some of them industry firsts. The Expedition along with the Navigator offers the industry’s first power-operated third-row seat that folds flat. The third-row seat splits 60-40. Push a button on the wall of the cargo area and one side powers down. Hold down the other button and the other side powers down. The Honda Odyssey minivan introduced the fold-flat third-row seat which is accomplished simply in a non high-tech fashion by pulling a couple of straps. The power-down buttons are more convenient. The disappearing third row is handy when you don’t know what you will be doing or how many people you’ll be carrying from one minute to the next as there is no need to store the seat in the garage. Indeed it is a beautiful piece of engineering to watch as the seat folds down and the flaps to cover the gap between the cargo floor and hinged seats gracefully flop into place. We experienced only one hitch on our Expedition which was a prototype built before actual production began. One side did not power up without a hand because the headrest didn’t retract fully creating too snug a fit against the second row seatback. We assume this has been addressed in production.When folded down the cargo floor is perfectly flat in contrast to some Expedition competitors who say the floor folds flat but actually slant. The flat floor combined with the flaps that cover the gap where the seats hinge make it easy to slide objects in and out. Another nice feature is the window in the liftgate that pops open so you can lift groceries out without having them tumble out of the vehicle and down a sloped driveway.On our test drive the Expedition’s power third-row seat got a tough work out. It proved invaluable during a variety of typical weekend chores. We changed the Expedition repeatedly from a people hauler to a cargo hauler and back again with just a simple push of the button. First we loaded it with a day bed and other furniture for delivery to our summer cottage. After dumping that off a pack of teenagers piled in to go to a punk rock concert. The third row is comfortable enough for a couple of full-size adults. The next day we picked up a high-backed wicker chair from the furniture store.The second row features a clever feature Ford claims is another industry fi Online Application Available...With Rates Starting at 2.99% O.A.C.amily Owned with

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  • 130-amp alternator
  • 28.0 gallon fuel tank
  • 2950# capacity front coil springs/4128# capacity rear coil springs
  • 3350# capacity front axle/4000# capacity rear axle
  • 4.6L (281) SOHC SEFI V8 ""Triton"" engine
  • 72 amp/hr (650-CCA) maintenance-free battery w/battery saver feature
  • Analog instrumentation-inc: voltmeter- oil pressure- water temp- speedometer- odometer- tachometer- fuel level
  • Assist handles-inc: (1) front passenger- (2) second row
  • Autolamp feature-inc: auto on-off headlamp w/delay
  • Black pwr heated fold-away mirrors w/security approach lamps
  • Body-color door handles
  • Child-proof rear door locks
  • Coat hooks-inc: (2) second row- (2) 3rd row
  • Color-keyed cloth headliner
  • Color-keyed lap/shoulder safety belts w/Beltminder system-inc: buckle pretensioners- load-limiting retractors
  • Color-keyed lower body-side cladding
  • Complete solar-tinted glass
  • Concealed antenna in RH quarter glass
  • Cruise control
  • Cruise Control
  • Double wishbone front suspension w/coil-over shock
  • Driver & front passenger airbags-inc: driver seat position & load severity sensing
  • Front & rear door map pockets
  • Front/2nd row adjustable shoulder belt height
  • Front/rear outboard head restraints
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Gas-charged shock absorbers
  • Head restraints at all outboard seating positions
  • Independent rear suspension
  • Integrated class IV trailer towing receiver-inc: 4-pin & 7-pin connectors
  • Lights-inc: glove box- front door approach- front dome/map- rear cargo
  • Locking glove box
  • Painted body-color upper/molded in color lower front/rear step bumpers
  • Platinum grille
  • Privacy glass-inc: rear doors- rear quarter windows- liftgate window
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Pwr accessory delay
  • Pwr adjustable accelerator/brake pedals
  • Pwr door locks
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch-down
  • Rear liftgate w/flip-up glass
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Rear window defroster
  • Side intrusion door beams
  • Theatre dimming feature
  • Tilt steering column
  • Variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Warning lights-inc: door ajar- fasten seat belts- anti-lock brakes- cruise control- airbag- engine check- high beams- parking brake- low fuel/washer fluid- turn signal- charge system- OD off- check gauges
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