We bit the bullet
By Family on The Go on
2005 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)
Finally, our family of 6 has room to travel with book bags, lacrosse sticks, gym bags, basketball bags, and swim bags ... and no one loses an eye or gets stepped on while exiting the vehicle! My husband and I did not want to take on the gas mileage, and we did not want the noise of the diesel, so we hesitated about buying the Excursion. I wanted a Suburban. What convinced us? The value of Excursion over the Suburban and the Toyota Sienna that we considered. We got more for our money in cargo room, and a luxury interior, and the Excursion costs 400 less dollars per year to insure than the other. We wouldn't go back. We love our Excursion, and so do the kids!
The roomy interior is the best. The cargo capacity is the best, and the ability to go up and down the hills driving the kids to school without struggling!
More comfy seats! Split folding rear seat would be nice, and ability to fold the second row seat on either side.