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Differences between XLT and Eddie Bauer?

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Old 12-01-2005, 11:00 PM   #1
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Differences between XLT and Eddie Bauer?

Don't take this the wrong way Eddie Bauer owners, but I'm not a fan of the Pueblo Gold fender trim on that model. Perhaps that's because I like the Redfire color and they don't seem to match very well?

Can you "load up" an XLT to the point where it's "just about" the same as the Eddie Bauer? Aside from the two-tone leather seats, what other major differences are there? It doesn't look like the NAV is available on the XLT, but honestly that might allow me to have a pioneer NAV and DVD put in aftermarket?
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Old 12-02-2005, 09:57 AM   #2
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The ultimate is the Limited, no two tone and fully loaded.
Yes you can get all those accessories on a XLT ordered from the factory, also get 4.10 gears while you can IMO

There is a long long thread about the Eddie Bauer and Limited trim packages.
You can search for that sucker..

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Old 12-10-2005, 09:52 PM   #3
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new or used?

Do you ant to buy new or used? either way the Limited rocks, but you can can the XLT loaded if you want. I think the limited will add the chrome package. I do not think you can get that on an xlt? thats about it chrome and nav?

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There are some newer EB's out there with monochrome paint. They're not common, but they are out there.
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I thought one difference is the Dual Climate controls. Was my wife only request, must agree its a life (um Marriage) saver.

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