2005 Ford Excursion Consumer Reviews

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2005 Ford Excursion
4.3
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Best Truck ever we are on our second.

by from Long Island New York on April 24, 2011

if the rating stars went uo higher then 5 i would put the highest. BEST truck ever, we had 2, first one we had was a new 2000 light blue one we used for pulling our 35ft travel trailer, it felt like w...
if the rating stars went uo higher then 5 i would put the highest. BEST truck ever, we had 2, first one we had was a new 2000 light blue one we used for pulling our 35ft travel trailer, it felt like we weren't even pulling anything. I have 4 kids and everyone had their own space, they loved it. The second we got was a 2005 Eddie Bauer, loved it. We bought it in 2008, along with a new travel trailer to go with it. Sadly on our vacation to florida with the excursion and trailer, we flipped rolling 5 times going 70mph. Everyone was safe and un-injured. Safest truck a person can buy for a family. Loved it, and miss it. we used it for everying.. camping, hiking, around town, everyday car. SO MUCH BETTER THEN A SUBURBAN.
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Loved it!!!

by from NYS on April 16, 2011

I purchased a pre-owned 2003 Excursion XLT with a 5.4L V-8 in August of 2003 and it was my daily driver for 7 seven years. We live in NYS and drove it to Florida, Canada and everywhere else on family ...
I purchased a pre-owned 2003 Excursion XLT with a 5.4L V-8 in August of 2003 and it was my daily driver for 7 seven years. We live in NYS and drove it to Florida, Canada and everywhere else on family vacations. We have 5 girls and the Excursion comfortably seated everyone, luggage and all. It performed well and was surprisingly responsive for the largest production suv on the road. I logged 196,000 carefree miles and replaced the alternator in 2009. It was the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned! Sadly it was totaled in 2010 in a rollover accident, but I was able to walk away without a scratch or any pain what-so-ever. Our girls are in college and we no longer have a need for a large vehicle but I would recommend it to anyone who is in the market for a safe, reliable and comfortable large suv. The only downside is of course the $$$ for gas...
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2005 Moose!

by from Left Coast on February 27, 2009

I recently purchased 2005 4x4 Excursion Limited has just been acquired to replace aging 1999 Expedition Edie Bauer. The excursion retailed for $54,000 in 2005 and has all the bells and whistles of the...
I recently purchased 2005 4x4 Excursion Limited has just been acquired to replace aging 1999 Expedition Edie Bauer. The excursion retailed for $54,000 in 2005 and has all the bells and whistles of the Lincoln Town Car Limited from that date. Engine is V-10 gas with excellent power. Thing is a dream to drive. This Excursion gets 10 local and 16 Freeway if you don't push it. That means it averaged under $O.35/mile for gasoline when I bought it. Good rig for utility chores, hauls full size gun cases and tools without lowering seats, excellent performance in Winter snow and for mountain passes when required. Not daily driver, smaller rig that gets upwards of 25mpg freeway for that. Why you ask then? People were panicking out of these things and so I was able to purchase it for $19,900 after tax (>$18,000) with 42,000 miles, and it is in beautiful condition, which included trade value of $7500 for my 1999 Expedition, which had 108,000 miles on it. Total cost per mile is therefore less than most economical new SUV because of reduced capital cost. Wonderful Sport Utility Vehicle, and that is what I use it for!
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ultimate suv

by from Tucson, Az on June 19, 2009

My wife and I bought an '05 Eddie Bauer 4x4 with the Powerstroke in Febuary and havn't regretted it one bit. "The Lady" as we affectionately call her has great comfort, quietness inside, good road man...
My wife and I bought an '05 Eddie Bauer 4x4 with the Powerstroke in Febuary and havn't regretted it one bit. "The Lady" as we affectionately call her has great comfort, quietness inside, good road manners for a truck her size and suprisingly good milage for a diesel. We average around 13 to 14 in town. Off-road ability is outstanding and manuverability is good. We can make a u-turn on a 4 lane road with no problem. The interior is easy to configure and the cargo room is great especially with the tie downs in the back. All in all a great truck.
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Love this SUV

by from Holley, NY on September 4, 2011

I love my Excursion, it is a 2005 limited. Had it since 2009. I owned one previously ( a 2002 excursion)concerned about gas prices I traded for a brand new traiblazer. Less than a year with the trailb...
I love my Excursion, it is a 2005 limited. Had it since 2009. I owned one previously ( a 2002 excursion)concerned about gas prices I traded for a brand new traiblazer. Less than a year with the trailblazer I traded it in for a 2005 Excursion limited. I love it Can't believe Ford stopped making them. Have only put brakes on it. Don't know what I could ever replace it with..
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Best vehicle ever!

by from Pennsylvania Philly on December 15, 2012

Love this vehicle! Gets 20mpg highway all day long with the 6.0 power stroke. I do recommend the bullydog tuner to make it have more pickup.
Love this vehicle! Gets 20mpg highway all day long with the 6.0 power stroke. I do recommend the bullydog tuner to make it have more pickup.
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88k and running strong!

by from Nampa, ID on July 23, 2008

For hauling people and towing a big trailer, the Excursion with the 6.0 diesel can't be beat! 20 mpg highway empty and 11 to 12 mpg running around Idaho with a GCW of 19000#. Can't complain....
For hauling people and towing a big trailer, the Excursion with the 6.0 diesel can't be beat! 20 mpg highway empty and 11 to 12 mpg running around Idaho with a GCW of 19000#. Can't complain....
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THIS IS THE THIRD DIESEL EXCURSION OWNED BY ME

by from SAN DIEGO, CA on December 5, 2007

Positive comment-seating better than my M/B E 320 Cabrio Inadequate front and rear shocks when towing 11,000 lbs. Brochure states, "when adequately equipped" and Ford supplies no suspension upgrades w...
Positive comment-seating better than my M/B E 320 Cabrio Inadequate front and rear shocks when towing 11,000 lbs. Brochure states, "when adequately equipped" and Ford supplies no suspension upgrades with a hitch weight of 1,000+lbs. One cannot get a factory trailer equipped vehicle to tow 11K lb trailers and must get a third party upgrade, which is pricey. Hesitation on acceleration in the 6L diesel which was not evident in the 7.3L diesel. And the lighter engine should have had revalved front shocks, for it is squirrely on the freeways. I lowered the tire pressure (not good) when not towing and reduced my speed. Would have been nice to have the integrated brake controller! After a car wash, one must wipe down every door jamb and rear deck lid. Could have been sealed better. I bring it to the auto craft shop for their lift and do the service myself and it is not difficult. 16.3 mpg when not towing. Twin I Beam front suspension like a truck, but pricey alignment!
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simply great

by from Hartford, WI on September 3, 2006

This vehicle was a pleasure to be in for the driver and the passengers. The seats were incredibly comfortable. the handleing was alright although a bit loose. i also like it's offroad capabilities.
This vehicle was a pleasure to be in for the driver and the passengers. The seats were incredibly comfortable. the handleing was alright although a bit loose. i also like it's offroad capabilities.
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King of The SUV Hill

by from Long Island, NY on October 13, 2006

Gas mileage is about 15MPG. The power is excellent and so is the visabillity. Great Truck, would buy again!!!
Gas mileage is about 15MPG. The power is excellent and so is the visabillity. Great Truck, would buy again!!!
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