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Posted: 6/13/2009 5:50:12 PM EST
Looking at a 1998 Eddie Bauer Expedition with 146K miles. I'm wanting to buy something safe and reliable (yes, I realize that this vehicle has 146K miles on it). I think I can get this bought for $3000 just curious if these vehicles are any good or not.

Thanks
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 6:25:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/13/2009 6:28:04 PM EST by Tampstick]
A 11 year old ride isn't going to be reliable unless every hose and belt has been replaced in the last 5 years. 150k it's transmission is on its last legs....Starter,battery,waterpump,timing chain,brakes all ready to strand you beside the road,driveway..... Three grand.....HA....... Better to buy a newer car for 4800 than to pay 3000 for that jalopy and in the next 15 months have to buy a battery,tires,transmission,waterpump for a ride that is only worth 1800
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 11:38:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 12:50:02 PM EST
My daughter bought on new (a few years newer , I think) , it is crowding 200 K with no issues, but it does love gasoline.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:41:10 AM EST
My wife has a '98 4.0 SOHC with 198K miles on it. It was recalled for cam tensioners , a thermostat broke on it and I had to fix the blend door(which was easy). Besides normal maintenance and replacements(tires-3 sets, exhaust system-1, brakes-2 sets, shocks-1 set, there have been no problems. As long as some animal didn't beat the daylights out of it, it should be OK.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:35:44 AM EST
www.edmunds.com

At first glance 3000 doesn't look like all that great of a price.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 12:10:05 PM EST
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