ROAD WARRIOR TRAVELING SALESMAN
By dave on
2001 Ford Excursion XLT 2WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
I owned 5 Suburbans. In 2001 I had a choice to pay cash for an Excursion or Suburban. The Suburban had less room, smaller motor and was 2,000 dollars higher. I chose the Ford. In 155,000 miles I replaced the tires, fuel pump and filter and brake pads. I will be replacing the shocks and and pads again this week. I drove that truck all over the country averaging 50,000 miles per year. It still runs well and looks nice. It failed me once when at 99,000 miles the fuel pump went out and stranded me in Colorado. Other than that it beat out all the GMCs I ever owned.
It won't break down. Ride for a truck is good. Cool air, seats and travel comfort, protection for me and now for the wife since she now has the truck. I am looking for another smaller truck from my employer. If I had a choice it would be another Excursion.