I LOVE my 1998 Ford Expedition XLT. I worked with the Lexus Product for almost 10 years and now I am with Honda and what I know best is reliability, appearance and resale value. I never though I would be pro Ford but here I am! This Ford Expedition has been nothing but SPECTACULAR! I purchased this vehicle new and just came out of a Lexus SC400! I was to give birth to a new baby and needed a "family" vehicle" I was completely reluctant about this huge vehicle! I test drove it; wow what a great surprise, it handled beautifully and turned on a dime! I decide to purchase this truck, Now, I have had the vehicle since August 21, 1998 and it is still going strong. I use it for everything; I tow a 28 foot boat, tow a horse trailer, plow snow in the winter and I let my 17 year old step-son drive it for an every day vehicle. I know he is safe in it.
This vehicle is a 1998 Ford Expediation XLT; it has: extra heavy duty extreme weather package including; a heavy duty battery, heavy duty suspension and an engine heater, it also came with: leather seats, power windows, cruise control, keyless entry, running boards, roof rack, 6 disc cd changer, third rear seat, tinted glass, climate control for all seats, bucket front seats, and so much more.
It has proven to be a reliable vehicle, it has 109, 000 miles on it and is going strong. We feel so comfortable with the vehicle we do not think twice to use it for all of our needs. We have done very little maintancence to it: oil changes, rotate and balance the tires, transmission fluid change and change the spark plugs when neccessary... I have very little problems: the only problems in 109, 000 miles were: replacing the broken front tie rod ends (probably because I plow with it) and a hose in the engine area that leaked coolant into the cylinders that caused the vehicle to have very little power... but it was not costly and the other repairs were simply maintanence: tires, brakes.... and I have only replaced the tires twice (just did so my fiance could go on his hunting trip in NY!) and the front and rear brakes twice- not bad.
This vehicle also looks great! And holds a ton of things! We do field trials and fill the vehicle with dogs and horse gear and there is always room left over! But I have to admit you have to put the third rear seat down to get the maximum space! And refueling the gas tank can be depressing...
It may not have any value left, but to me - it is worth a million dollars! It has been "Ole FaithFull" - never lets me down and gets me through the snow!