How bare bones can an Expy get?

Discussion in '3rd Gen - 2007 - 2017' started by Gregg Eshelman, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Gregg Eshelman

    Gregg Eshelman Active Member

    Age:
    47
    Posts:
    25
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2018
    Location:
    Idaho
    Just bought a 2007 Expedition EL. V8 with AWD, MP3 player, and that's pretty much it for the options list.

    What doesn't it have? The list of nopes...

    Power running boards, lights on the side mirrors, leather seats, sunroof, entertainment system, navigation system, any sort of cellphone connected anything, steering wheel radio controls, heated seats, key/fob-less entry.

    The more I look the more things I'll probably find it does not have. Great! Less frippery to fail and cost a lot to repair. I put the power folding 3rd row seats down and they'll probably stay there for a long time. 160K miles, Pueblo Gold Clearcoat Metallic, decent tires. Bought it for a road trip to Wisconsin. Runs and drives great! The dealer said they put new spark plugs in. They deal primarily in tarted up pickup trucks and a few SUVs, only got this base Expedition because of how good it looks - and then it sat on their lot for over 3 months while they kept dropping the price.
     
  2. enskyte

    enskyte Member

    Posts:
    20
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2014
    Location:
    Waldorf, MD
    Looks like you win. I had a 05EB and it was 2wd with no heated seats. I bought it after a quick test drive as I was time crunched only to find out it was Eddie Blawww...er. Have a limited now and I enjoy all my accessories.

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
     
  3. jeff kushner

    jeff kushner Full Access Members

    Posts:
    1,141
    Likes Received:
    526
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2014
    Location:
    Maryland
    Nice truck but just as a precaution, I'd take a peek at those new plugs...just to see, and I'd smell the coolant for sealer....just to quiet my own head.

    I stopped driving my '03EB last year though and all the bells and whistles still worked with the exception of the CD platter player so I'm not sure how many of those bullets you are dodging but you got a really nice truck and WTTC!

    jeff
     
    ExpeditionAndy likes this.
  4. Flexpedition

    Flexpedition Full Access Members

    Posts:
    916
    Likes Received:
    374
    Joined:
    May 26, 2015
    Location:
    midwest
    You have remote keyless entry, it was a standard feature. The previous owner evidently held onto the fobs for sentimental reasons. But don't try to add your own as the onboard flippery is prone to fail and batteries are super expensive.
     
    Muddy Bean and HotCosby like this.
  5. 07xln

    07xln Full Access Members

    Age:
    39
    Posts:
    586
    Likes Received:
    267
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2016
    Location:
    Dallas
    I helped a friend of mine outfit an 08 Expy with a bunch of electronics a year or so ago as it was gonna be a Baja chase vehicle. It didn't even have an AC. That's pretty bare bones
     
  6. Gregg Eshelman

    Gregg Eshelman Active Member

    Age:
    47
    Posts:
    25
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2018
    Location:
    Idaho
    I have one fob and one key. Doesn't have the row of buttons on the driver's door. First Ford I've had in a long time without that. Getting a second key programmed is going to cost me about $50 at a dealer. I have a VCM2 clone I've used to program keys on a 1998 Ford but it probably doesn't have the software support for a 2007. When I get a second key programmed, adding more should be simple.

    Dunno why so many people when they trade in a car will keep all but one key and fob, or keep all the fobs. One of my grandfathers would always keep the jack from every car he traded in. Had about a dozen different jacks in his garage when we cleaned out his place after he died.

    Now to have a look through the manual I downloaded and see what format I have to do for a CD-R full of MP3 files, and some other things like what the lift up bar at the front of the middle section of the middle seat is supposed to do. I lift it as far as it'll go, nothing happens.
     
  7. John Christopher

    John Christopher Full Access Members

    Posts:
    359
    Likes Received:
    69
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2017
    Location:
    CT
    I know your expy doesn't have all the bells and whistles but take a minute to see what it does have.

    Like air conditioning, power windows, power steering, power brakes and cruise control. I may be missing some things. These items were options for many years and are taken for granted today. I bought a 73 Toyota Celica and it didn't have any of them but was a great little car. I also had a 66 Chevelle Malibu that had none of them. Just something to think about. Good luck with the truck.
     
  8. sjwelds

    sjwelds Full Access Members

    Posts:
    312
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2016
    Location:
    Kansas
    It slides the seat fore and aft. Probably all gummed up if it's never been used, might take a bit of force to get it unstuck.
     
    HotCosby likes this.
  9. Muddy Bean

    Muddy Bean Full Access Members

    Posts:
    606
    Likes Received:
    347
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2017
    Location:
    Michigan
    Just a side note, my frippery of a backup camera saved me from running over a little pedestrian the other day....


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
    ExpeditionAndy likes this.
  10. star-art

    star-art Full Access Members

    Posts:
    293
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    Well, the XL model is even more "bare bones" than the XLT. Some don't even have a 3rd row seat! They come with column shift and no console between the front seats (though many have an aftermarket console installed there).
     

Share This Page