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new 2021 Expedition Max Platinum owner

Discussion in 'New Member Check-In' started by newusername, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. newusername

    newusername Member

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    During the Christmas break, December 29th to be exact we ordered my wife a new car after trying a whole bunch of stuff.
    my wife's requirements were the following:
    1. Seven passenger capacity
    2. Towing capacity of at least 3500lbs (for the Side x Side and utility trailer)
    3. luggage room for 4 adults and two children
    4. heated + cooled seats, heated steering wheel, auto wipers, front camera, any other color than black interior
    5. needs to be at least as quick as her current Explorer sport.
    So we test drove the following:
    1. Audi Q7 - too small for our needs, otherwise a very nice driving and comfortable rig. (i really liked it)
    2. Yukon Denali - great interior, rode very well with the new IRS, felt underpowered unless you really got on it (that 6.2 needs RPM to wake up), dealer unwilling to deal on the price. Not surprising as its a new model and there are barely any on the lot.
    3. Lincoln Navigator - great interior, most comfortable seats by far, ton's of effortless power with the 3.5HO but the fuel economy is downright bad, we averaged around 13mpg on our 40mile test drive.
    4. Expedition Max - They didn't have one on the lot but one of the executives had one as a demo so we were able to try it out, it was the Platinum trim level. The Platinum gets the 400hp version of the 3.5 Ecoboost, add that to the 3.73 gears that come with the towing package and you've got a surprisingly quick combo. Wife got in and immediately told me she felt comfortable with the familiarity of the controls and liked the fact that it was similar inside to my F350. Test drive was great and she sent me off to go get us a good deal.
    So after a little back and forth we settled on a price that i was happy with for the trade in on our 2017 Explorer and a good healthy rebate on a 2021 Expedition Max Platinum in Antimatter Blue with the towing package, eLSD, second row bench seat and the stone colored interior.
    It arrived on the dealer lot Friday and we're picking it up tomorrow morning.
    here's a few pictures of it in the rain, the color is really great in the sun.

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    She is a beauty!!
     
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    got some new A/T tires put on last week - went with the factory sized 285/45R22 Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015. They are extremely quiet, smooth on the highway and they seem to be great in water. apologies for how dirty the Expedition is, its been raining here for a damn week.
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    Daft question, but that’s a brand new car, why are you changing the tyres? Surely they are brand new also?
     
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    Great looking Platinum. Was 4WD another reuirement?
     
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    we do a fair bit of hiking and most of these are far down dirt roads and sometimes somewhat muddy and rutted roads so i wants a very mild A/T that was still quiet. I put them to the test last weekend as we did a 30km in and out to a trailhead with a fair bit of mud and deep ruts - the Expy performed well and i was happy with my choice of tires.

    Absolutely, i'm not getting up my driveway or road without 4wd in the winter.
     

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