2005 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)
Bought a brand new Excursion diesel. Transmission went out before 8000 miles; had to get a new transmission replaced (warranty covered); had power steering and brake problems. Radio and DVD player had to be replaced. it took them over 2 months to fix the radio, two weeks to fix the transmission. Spend 56k on this car, wouldn't expect these kinds of problem on a car of this price. Also, now having problems with the heater not working. Wife doesn't trust this car, so now it sits in my driveway collecting dust. Trade-in value not that great. Ford service is not great, always waiting.
DVD system when it works, keeps the kids occupied. Heated seats. Lots of cup holders.
Bigger tires. Easier access to spare, which will take you over an hour to put it back where it's suppose to go.