Gear: Ford Expedition


Ford Expedition

Ford Motor Company
Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Patrol Vehicles
Price: $33,000.00
Average Rating:
(15 Votes)

V-8 Triton 4-dr with removable rear bench seat Lift Hatch Front and rear air conditioning

Member Reviews

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    CountyMountyK9, Fri, 28 Sep 2007 00:14:44 UTC.
    1st review

    Although the ride is comfortable, it's stability is not the best for pursuit activities. For a K-9 vehicle it has potential for room, however, the ground distance can eventually cause problems for the K-9 in later years.

    Acceleration isn't too bad but top speed could be improved when removing the speed chip!

    Most notable advantage of this vehicle is front/rear air conditioning allowing extra cool for the K-9 in the back.

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    shadow124, Fri, 28 Sep 2007 01:47:28 UTC.

    Well lets see. Its NOT a speedster, and is top heavy. However for old Lieutenants like me, its really nice to ride around in for 12 hours a day. Much more easy to exit than a Crown Vic when wearing everything.
    We've had LOTS of trouble with ours, transmission went out at 49k miles and we had to eat the cost. The A/C had to have a new dryer within the first year, and we had to get Ford involved to fix a check engine problem, it was found to have had the wrong plugs installed at the factory. That led to the burning out of 3 catalitic converters at Ford's cost.
    Good supervisor's vehicle, but drive it gently or it will be in the shop more than on the street.

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    payner6165, Sun, 11 Nov 2007 12:13:03 UTC.

    I have to agree. I am a K-9 handler and have been issued an '07 expedition 4x4...oh did I also mention I fall under the Traffic Enforcement Division. It rides well enough but it is extremly top heavy. I have an '07 Tahoe as my pov and it is like apples and organges. My tahoe has tons of power and corners like it's on rails. Being that I work out in the county I enjoy the added ground clearance and 4x4 capability and not to mention the extra leg room that my old crown vic did not have.

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    prairiepig, Fri, 16 Nov 2007 05:22:09 UTC.

    I've had this vehicle for about 7 months now after being in a Tahoe for several years. The ride is not nearly as comfortable and the seats seem very hard. I like having the extra room to carry gear and having the 4 wheel drive in the winter months. Overall I would say that this vehicle is average; nothing great, nothing terrible.

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    JM9040, Sun, 02 Dec 2007 20:59:36 UTC.

    I am a k-9 handler and trainer in ct I handle a bloodhound and a germanshepard patrol/ Search and rescue dog and I find the expedition to have lots of room for dogs and gear. It handles well but it is definately not a pursuit vehicle. I have the EL and the only knock I have on the vehicle is no skid plate on the under carriage.

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    moose15459, Mon, 11 Feb 2008 06:50:54 UTC.

    does the job required of it. handles better than others in the same size range and gets through the snow pretty well.

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    badkarma, Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:53:17 UTC.

    Average. I have a black unmarked. It cuts off at 100 and it handles decent but would rather have a Tahoe. Cant complain though, I aint making the payments.

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    wdawson, Wed, 19 Mar 2008 18:45:14 UTC.

    Our department as a Ford Expedition for our K-9 Unit. This heavy weight crime fighter is as slow as they come. This vehicle has no accelration and makes it close to impossible to catch up on the highway. However, it does sport a lot of room. I'd rather have the pick-up speed when working patrol. The gas mileage is also nothing to talk about.

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    MajorB, Mon, 21 Apr 2008 16:26:08 UTC.

    Comfortable ride. Much easier for me to enter/exit than the Crown Vic. Not a very agile vehicle, but must SUVs suffer in this area. Good command vehicle; however, unsure for all around patrol.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 23:16:27 UTC.

    Great as K9 vehicle for room and comfort. Not so great on the fuel bill or catching up to the bad guys.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 07 Oct 2008 22:40:14 UTC.

    Working for the Forest Service we live and die by our rigs..... I am on my second Expedition now and overall it's okay. They really doen't make a rig for what we do, but since I have this one here goes:

    Ground clearance sucks! Better starting in 2007, but still bad.
    Acceleration is not good, but can be improved with a K&N.
    Like most SUVs it's top heavy and not good in corners, but then again... it's an SUV and not a cruiser.
    It leaks dust bad. I have tried weather stripping ALL doors, but still leaks.
    We replace the factory tires immediately. Off road you MUST, but if you're in the cities factory rubber would probably suffice.
    17" tires were a problem, but most manufacturers are now making them.
    It's roomy and our K9 officers love that as well as rear AC.

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    CoolCop227, Sun, 11 Jan 2009 19:55:32 UTC.

    The Expedition is very comfortable but is sucks for quick speed. I work in an area surrounded by beaches and the 4 wheel drive is handy. If the Expedition had pick up and go then it would be the perfect patrol car.

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    Texlawman, Sun, 25 Jan 2009 05:04:10 UTC.

    Had a 1997 turbo interceptor, great vehicle, I could carry all my entry gear & still have power to boot, very comfortable, plenty of room.

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    cool34, Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:59:17 UTC.

    I would take to fix it

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    Gabe26, Fri, 06 Mar 2009 23:36:47 UTC.

    I've been driving 2006 4x4 Expedition for two years and it is a great choice for the very rural and remote area I work. I thas plenty of room for everything I need. It's my take home vehicle as I work in a resident post. It handles very well for a heavy SUV and the power is also very good for its size. The only complaint I really have is it has pretty low ground clearance (a lot more so than the 2000 model I previously had) and can get hung up if you are not carefull offroad. It has a LOT more room in the rear cargo compartment. On handling it does better than the older models as the rear end is not as likely to pass the front on sharp turns. Overall I think its a great patrol rig and there havent been any problems with it from 22k-55k miles (time I've had it).

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