2002 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
At 107,000 only repair is rear end. Ford indicates no maintenance required - bad idea. 18 mpg summer, 17 winter at 75 mph. Still on original brakes. Harsh ride made up for by large comfortable seats. Excellent visibility. Upright driver position = no backache making 800 mile day quite doable. There is simply no vehicle in which you can carry as much or pull as much so far so cheaply in safety and comfort. Ford also has best am radios.
Diesel. Seats. Visibility.
If there was another way to pull 9000 pounds, elimination of solid axles would be swell.