2004 Ford Excursion
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Spacious and comfortable

by from Virginia on September 26, 2011

I own a 2004 Ford Excursion Limited 4x4 V10. It is not a daily driver as it would be too expensive to drive that much. And its not much fun to park. It is my wife's "grocery-getter". It gets on averag...
I own a 2004 Ford Excursion Limited 4x4 V10. It is not a daily driver as it would be too expensive to drive that much. And its not much fun to park. It is my wife's "grocery-getter". It gets on average 12 mpg. Hwy is a little better, but not much. I do take it on long trips up and down the east coast with our 4 kids. They absolutely love it. It has space enough for the kids, their stuff, our stuff, and our two big dogs. If you are expecting to drive this vehicle like a car, you will be disappointed. It has "play" in the steering wheel and so takes a little to get used to. It also takes a bit to stop it. So tailgating is not an option unless you want a ticket for rear-ending someone. And of course cornering is not spectacular - its a truck, not a car. If you realize you are driving the largest SUV on the planet and drive like it, then you will love this truck. If space and comfort is what you want, then this truck is for you. If you need to drive something daily, this is probably not the vehicle for you. Pros: 4x4, interior room, rear air, fullsize trunk area, third row seat, view of the road, comfort, huge 44 gal gas tank, tons of aftermarket parts since its based on the F250, compliments from friends and strangers alike. Cons: gas mileage, turning radius, having to completely remove the third row seat if not needed.
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Top of the line!

by from Salem, Oh on December 19, 2012

I went from a 2000 ford f150 2 wheel drive V6 to my 2004 ford excursion eddie bauer edition V10 4x4. I tow a 27 foot boat a wife, kid and 4 big dogs. My F150 got me about 15 mpgs and my excursion gets...
I went from a 2000 ford f150 2 wheel drive V6 to my 2004 ford excursion eddie bauer edition V10 4x4. I tow a 27 foot boat a wife, kid and 4 big dogs. My F150 got me about 15 mpgs and my excursion gets between 10 and 12 mpg depending on if I hotrod. I have so much more truck in my excursion then I did with my F150. The milage difference between the Excursion and the F150 are minimal. I have more power then I'll ever need, its roomy and reliable. My kid loves the fact that it has a TV/DVD system. This is the perfect vehicle for recreation and family travel. I feel safe knowing I am larger then most vehicles on the road and you cant put a price on your families safety.
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Why did they quit making the perfect car for me?

by from Indiana on August 11, 2011

I have a large family and a few hundred acres of property. We are always on the run and need the room for vacations, soccer, football, baseball etc., and this vehicle provides that. It also allows me ...
I have a large family and a few hundred acres of property. We are always on the run and need the room for vacations, soccer, football, baseball etc., and this vehicle provides that. It also allows me to use it as a reasonable sized tow vehicle if my F350 is tied up. The ride, drive and reliability has been great. Where I live, the 4X4 SUV works for us where a minivan would never work. I don't know what I'll buy when this one wears out. I wish Ford wouldn't have caved in to the tree huggers. I get no worse MPG than I did with a much smaller Durango or Tahoe!
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Great for the long haul

by from Charleston, SC on September 20, 2011

I needed to replace my aging Dodge Ram with a more reliable truck that can handle a load and tow to match.. Sure, there are lots of 8-passenger SUVs out there but none that can tow 11,000 pounds and c...
I needed to replace my aging Dodge Ram with a more reliable truck that can handle a load and tow to match.. Sure, there are lots of 8-passenger SUVs out there but none that can tow 11,000 pounds and carry 8 and stow cargo in a weather tight environment...the Excursion is ideal for my use. Combined gas milage is about 14.5 with a drop to 12 when I load it and hook the trailer up to it. Keeping the speed to a sensible 65 MPH helps with gas milage. Eddie Bauer package is hard to beat and the only thing that I'd add is a sun roof.
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King Of All SUV

by from Bay Shore,NY on September 26, 2012

Purchase my 04 Excursion with the 6.0 liter engine. I love it, I use this truck mainly for family excursion and hauling my daughter and her friends to cheerleading practices. I only wish Ford Motors b...
Purchase my 04 Excursion with the 6.0 liter engine. I love it, I use this truck mainly for family excursion and hauling my daughter and her friends to cheerleading practices. I only wish Ford Motors bring back the Excursion.
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Ford Excursion diesel

by from Houston, tx on October 11, 2011

serious tow capability, roomy, carries x3 22feet sea kayaks onboard and tows a large trailer. Good fit for a family of five plus two dogs plus penty of extra interior space. Diesel engine econcomy- wh...
serious tow capability, roomy, carries x3 22feet sea kayaks onboard and tows a large trailer. Good fit for a family of five plus two dogs plus penty of extra interior space. Diesel engine econcomy- why did they stop making this truck?
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Extreme Quality Vehicle

by from Ft.Myers FL on October 16, 2009

We have had this excursion for 5 years and 120,000 miles and except for a seat malfunction (easily fixed) we have had NO problems. It still runs like brand new and the size is just what we needed for ...
We have had this excursion for 5 years and 120,000 miles and except for a seat malfunction (easily fixed) we have had NO problems. It still runs like brand new and the size is just what we needed for our trips.
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best car ever!!!!!!!!

by from on February 24, 2012

Love the excursion!!! wish ford still made it though:( who cares about gas milage it's your car!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love the excursion!!! wish ford still made it though:( who cares about gas milage it's your car!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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150K miles plus and still going strong

by from Texas on August 26, 2009

Love my Excursion! Over 150,000 miles, nothing but normal maintenance. I tow a heavy horse trailer all the time. With the 6.o turbo diesel I get 10 mph with the loaded trailer. Without it, I get 17 in...
Love my Excursion! Over 150,000 miles, nothing but normal maintenance. I tow a heavy horse trailer all the time. With the 6.o turbo diesel I get 10 mph with the loaded trailer. Without it, I get 17 in town, 21 on the highway. Lots of room, smooth, quiet ride. Feel safer than being in a tiny little car! Like I said, LOVE IT! I bought in new in Dec. 2003.
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Great truck

by from Chicago, IL on January 11, 2011

We purchased ours in 2006 and have loved it - just a fantastic family vehicle - most comfortable road trip car we've owned to date and has awesome power for towing if you get the 6.0L turbo diesel mot...
We purchased ours in 2006 and have loved it - just a fantastic family vehicle - most comfortable road trip car we've owned to date and has awesome power for towing if you get the 6.0L turbo diesel motor - definitely the way to go.
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