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Old 09-14-2018, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default Chevy Taho vs Ford Expedition

We havenít looked at cars in years. My wifeís 2012 taho is about to **** the bed. Which would you guys go with? My wife really likes the Expedition and they are basically within $1500 in price.


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Old 09-14-2018, 08:37 PM   #2
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I just got a new to me Expedition. I've been pleased so far.

Really enjoying the turning radius.

Prior to this vehicle I had a 09 Traverse and before the Traverse I had a '99 Tahoe.

Was sick when the Tahoe died. Some days I wished I had put a new motor in it, but now that I'm back in a big SUV, I'm happy again.

Go test drive both and buy the one with the deal you're happy with.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:47 PM   #3
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Ford

.. but I like 2 working headlights and no check engine light. Just me
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:47 PM   #4
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Weíre in the same boat. Was wondering how the expedition was in comparison. I bet we stick with the Tahoe but like the looks of the new expedition.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:50 PM   #5
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Weíre in the same boat. Was wondering how the expedition was in comparison. I bet we stick with the Tahoe but like the looks of the new expedition.


I honestly am kinda leaning to the Expedition. Our Tahoe has been a piece of crap. The back latch has broken multiple times and cost us $1000, the automatic running boards broke, the dash cracked, tons of stuff.

I have been a Chevy/GMC person since my first vehicle and I am kinda wanting a change.


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Old 09-14-2018, 08:51 PM   #6
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Iíve had multiples of both and a suburban.


We have a 2018 Max Expedition and no comparison.

The expedition is hands down superior.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:55 PM   #7
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I honestly am kinda leaning to the Expedition. Our Tahoe has been a piece of crap. The back latch has broken multiple times and cost us $1000, the automatic running boards broke, the dash cracked, tons of stuff.

I have been a Chevy/GMC person since my first vehicle and I am kinda wanting a change.


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I was the same. Then run into non stop, ongoing issues with problem due to being built out of cheap crap. Went Ford and itís no Bentley but itís 1000x better built interior and exterior... and transmission. Gezzz at the transmission problems I had from all GM... and electrical. Motor wise I never had a major issue it was everything bolted to it. (Other than 01 dura flop that slung apart at 28,000)
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:05 PM   #8
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My wife’s 03 Expy just took a huge dump last year...because my wife kept driving it when it overheated. Ford has been real good to my family. My 07 F150 just went over 200k.

Honestly, either choice is gonna be a crapshoot.
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:45 PM   #9
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Personally I would go expedition over Tahoe. My mil has a Yukon and it has no room whatsoever. My wife’s grandma just got a brand new expedition and it’s hella nice. Plenty spacious and the ride is better. Ford outdid gm/Chevy for sure.
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Old 09-15-2018, 12:02 AM   #10
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Eco boost have been good motors paired with the new 10 speed as long as you keep your foot out of it get okay mileage. Really nice ride, what the wife is wanting. Just got in a really nice max msrp 85k. To rich for a ford tech
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Eco boost have been good motors paired with the new 10 speed as long as you keep your foot out of it get okay mileage. Really nice ride, what the wife is wanting. Just got in a really nice max msrp 85k. To rich for a ford tech
we have found a Expedition with everything we need for $55k.. Nav, Leather, basically everything.. The only thing its missing is the sun roof.. but I feel like those are dumb anyway.
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Old 09-15-2018, 01:29 AM   #12
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I work at GM in Arlington so please go with the Tahoe! My job depends on it!
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Old 09-15-2018, 05:19 AM   #13
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Just went down this road. Decided to go with the Nissan Armadawith the 5.7L. Better ride, better price and 100k powertrain warranty.
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Old 09-15-2018, 06:24 AM   #14
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We went from Tahoe to Yukon to an Expedition. We like the Expedition the best out of the 3.
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:10 AM   #15
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We have a 2017 Tahoe and bought right before the new expeditions came out, which I was very hesitant to do. I rent cars weekly for work, and have gotten the new expeditions several times. Both very nice vehicles. In fairness, there is a big difference in the newer Tahoe’s and the previous models. After driving both a lot, I prefer the ride of the Tahoe but looks of the expedition. To me, Tahoe has a smoother ride. Expedition is more powerful. Interior is a little nicer on the expedition, but the drive is more beefy. Almost like a truck, which is certainly not a bad thing, just an observation. What I think did it for me is the fuel saving auto start/stop. Even though this can be disabled, I can’t stand it. I’m a ford guy and preferred the new expeditions until I spent a little time in them. Both are super nice vehicles - and should be for their price. I’d spend a little time test driving both and decide. Good luck.
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:14 AM   #16
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Is the 3rd row in the Tahoes/Yukons still "stadium seating"? That's been the only real negative with them since 2003. The 3rd row seats are only large enough for a child.
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:19 AM   #17
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I think our next will be the Tahoe RST...it's a beast. Our 15 has been a great ride
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:34 PM   #18
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I honestly am kinda leaning to the Expedition. Our Tahoe has been a piece of crap. The back latch has broken multiple times and cost us $1000, the automatic running boards broke, the dash cracked, tons of stuff.

I have been a Chevy/GMC person since my first vehicle and I am kinda wanting a change.


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Go Ford, my wife’s 15/16(can’t remember) suburban Ltz is a lemon, she has 80k now and A.C. is out for second time. Her avalanche before that was a lemon, thankfully she finally admitted that she should listened to me and bought anything but a Chevy.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:37 PM   #19
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Go Ford, my wifeís 16 suburban Ltz is a lemon, she has 80k now and A.C. is out for second time. Her avalanche before that was a lemon, thankfully she finally admitted that she should listened to me and bought anything but a Chevy.
We signed on a Ford today. They are bringing us one in from Terrell.. Funny story tho.. They got a new one in a few days ago and never topped off the fluids and stuff like that.. Basically they put it out and let us test drive it before they should have. The **** thing overheated and broke down on our test drive That got us an extra 3000 off haha.. Hopefully that doesnt happen to the one were picking up monday.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:39 PM   #20
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Go Expedition and don’t look back. Wife’s Tahoe was the biggest POS. Cracked dash, door plastic broke, seats cracked, multiple engine problems and it was only 3 years old. The Ecoboost will flat out run in the Expedition and so much more comfortable to drive.
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We signed on a Ford today. They are bringing us one in from Terrell.. Funny story tho.. They got a new one in a few days ago and never topped off the fluids and stuff like that.. Basically they put it out and let us test drive it before they should have. The **** thing overheated and broke down on our test drive That got us an extra 3000 off haha.. Hopefully that doesnt happen to the one were picking up monday.
Ha!!!! Somebody got an ear full!!!

We bought my wifeís off the truck. Fortunately we were not in a hurry and they dropped it off to us two days later.

In all fairness in 15/16 wasnít a very competitive alternative to suburban unless you had 6 figures for new custom excursion.

Congrats on the purchase!!! I bet itís a good one
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:47 PM   #22
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We havenít looked at cars in years. My wifeís 2012 taho is about to **** the bed. Which would you guys go with? My wife really likes the Expedition and they are basically within $1500 in price.


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If I had a 6 yr old Tahoe that was about to give up the ghost, I wouldn't turn around and buy another one.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:55 PM   #23
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I’m not a Ford guy, except for the OBS models with the old 300 straight 6. With that said, my wife and I have looked at both and I have been nothing but impressed with the Expedition. I kinda expect to have one in our driveway after we sell our house.
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We drive Fords at work every day and that’s why I would never own one as a personal truck. I have had Chevy and never had a problem. The older models had problems with the dash cracking, but that has been fixed.
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:03 PM   #26
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You won’t regret the Ford. Wife has a 17 and its been great. Nearly 20mpg and very powerful as well as tons of room. My only complaint is the engine fan is loud, but it’s doing its job so I guess that’s petty.

My wifes mother has a loaded 15 Denali and I swear every time I get in it something else is wrong. Headlights, dash cracked, stearin wheel wood grain fell off, tire pressure sensors, AC went out, tin foil on door handles pealing...

BIL just traded thier 16 Tahoe in due to the AC going out also.
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We drive Fords at work every day and thatís why I would never own one as a personal truck. I have had Chevy and never had a problem. The older models had problems with the dash cracking, but that has been fixed.
The dash cracking problem has absolutely not been fixed
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:36 PM   #28
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The dash cracking problem has absolutely not been fixed
Do you drive a new Chevy? I just sold my 09 and my wife has a 2015 with no problems.
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:53 PM   #29
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We got my wife a Navigator in August and she absolutely loves it. We also looked/drove a Denali for a week and she liked that just as much but the navigator had more functional room and that was the deciding factor.
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We drove both (rented from car rental over the weekend) went with the Tahoe. Better fuel mileage (active fuel management vs Ecoboost). The expo seats hurt my back but ohh the AC seats were nice ��. She got a 17 Texas edition lt with 4500 miles for $18000 off.
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Is the 3rd row in the Tahoes/Yukons still "stadium seating"? That's been the only real negative with them since 2003. The 3rd row seats are only large enough for a child.
Yes. Thatís a great way to put it. Those darn seats are tiny and sit way to high for me and Iím only 5í10Ē. My wife is 5í4 and she dang near hits the ceiling.
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Do you drive a new Chevy? I just sold my 09 and my wife has a 2015 with no problems.
Negative, y’all must have had lemons.

Buddies 08 has a cracked dash and brothers company truck (16 I wanna say) has a cracked dash.

All that said, every maker has good and bad vehicles. Personally just have better luck with fords.

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Old 09-16-2018, 07:06 AM   #33
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Wife and I just went from a GMC Yukon XL to a Ford Explorer and could be happier! Yes, itís snugglier but we are traveling fools and drive all over the state and the Explorer has what we need to get us there!


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Wife and I love her 17 expedition with ecoboost. Limited. Very nice
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Wife and I love her 17 expedition with ecoboost. Limited. Very nice


This. The new body style is great but this year and trim level in the EL is perfect for a family of five and long road trips.


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we have found a Expedition with everything we need for $55k.. Nav, Leather, basically everything.. The only thing its missing is the sun roof.. but I feel like those are dumb anyway.
A roof is designed to shade you and to keep you out of the elements. Why do you want to cut a hole in it . No sunroof for me.
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:38 AM   #38
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I actually rode in a new Expedition in Nashville last week. It was very roomy, had a good ride and was very comfortable. Some enterprising Malaysian uses it for his taxi service and he took me to the airport in it.

Having said that I rode in a new Nissan Armada on the same trip and it impressed me as much or more than the Expedition.

I like them both and I'm not a Ford guy.
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