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Rider
07-30-2010, 02:08 PM
The lease is up on my 2007 Acadia and it's time to replace it. Right now I'm between an Expedition and a Tahoe/Yukon. I'm looking for feedback on reliability on either of these.

I know the ford 5.4L had had some serious issues with spark plugs breaking off in the cylinder head when trying to remove and the exhaust manifolds are prone to cracking. The Tahoe/Yukon have had issues with the 4WD transfer module. Any other issues I should be aware of?

I'm towing a boat so this is why I need a big SUV.

I'm also buying a couple years old because I want to get out of the lease cycle. It would be nice to be car payment free in a few years.:cool:

Mudpuppy
07-30-2010, 02:30 PM
I have a 2004 Expedition with 80,000 miles and have had zero issues with it. Runs great. Its a beast in 4wd and tows like a mutha.

Rider
07-30-2010, 02:32 PM
I have a 2004 Expedition with 80,000 miles and have had zero issues with it. Runs great. Its a beast in 4wd and tows like a mutha.

You try to replace the spark plugs yet? No? Let me know how that goes for you.

telecast
07-30-2010, 02:56 PM
I'm a GM guy by nature. Have had a couple Fords and a Dodge. Keep coming back. Last I knew Ford had a 60,000 mile drive train warranty, not sure what they're offering now but don't discount GM's 100,000 mile drive train warranty.

RedneckMedic
07-30-2010, 03:32 PM
im in the same boat ive been back and forth between gm and ford for the past few months. im driving a 97 ranger right now and its got 140,000 on the clock and i cant choose between f-150 and silverado. everytime i think i have my mind made up i switch. but in your case i prefer the tahoe over the expediton.

Mudpuppy
07-30-2010, 06:01 PM
You try to replace the spark plugs yet? No? Let me know how that goes for you.

No not yet. I think they are supposed to go 100,000 miles before changing them. It's running good so why mess with it?

Rider
07-30-2010, 06:33 PM
No not yet. I think they are supposed to go 100,000 miles before changing them. It's running good so why mess with it?

It's funny, the owners manual says 100k but at the dealer they will tell you 60K. LOL They don't even follow their own guidline. Same with oil changes.

Bob
07-30-2010, 08:31 PM
I'ma ford guy now. I swore never to own a GM again. My favorite vehicle of all time, that I've owned, was my 2005 F-150.

Mad Dog
07-30-2010, 10:05 PM
Whatever you buy DO NOT drive anywhere near an Army Tank Range!:eek:
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r84/Valueteck/f-16-suv.jpg

Gas Man
07-31-2010, 10:47 AM
No not yet. I think they are supposed to go 100,000 miles before changing them. It's running good so why mess with it?
Be sure to spray some penetrating oil in there before trying to remove said spark plugs. Then once out, and this goes for any spark plug change, put some anti-seeze on the plug threads.

Tahoes are SOOOO nice. Just test ride one...