2005 Ford Excursion XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
I was uncertain about making the jump
to an Excursion so in 2003 I purchased
a comperable Expedition. This year I
was fortunate enough to find an
Excursion at the very least compareable
to my Expedition. The first thing I
noticed was more interior room. The
seat configuration makes sense. The
steering is tighter I suspect because
of the different suspension but I like
the solid feel. Acceleration feels
slugish at first but after a while you
adapt to the Diesel performance. When
the power is needed it only requires a
deeper push oif the accelerator.
Large (40 gallon) fuel tank and an
indicator of how many more miles left
to empty. Grab handers for passenger
acces in every possible position.
Plenty of power access ports for all
elctronic power cords. Turbo charger
provides plenty of power on demand
Third row seat needs some
modifications. By its very nature it is
large and takes up cargo space when
stored in the collapsed position.
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