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Love it!
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By Becky
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2001 Ford Excursion SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)


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I love my Excursion Diesel! I use it extensively in my business, and also have four children, so nothing else compares. Always used to drive Suburbans, but had problems with lights, electric windows, etc. - little annoying problems, never a problem with my Excursion, and have put over 70K miles on it so far. The only two things that are problems, especially if you pull a lot of trailers, is the turning radius, which I believe has improved in the '05 model and the horsepower. It does not keep up at all with my '03 F350, but I will gladly give up the comfort of those two items, for the inside comfort and room! Would strongly recommend the diesel versus the gas model for gas purposes.


Best Features

Lots of room!


Worst Features

Turning radius, they actually improved this in the '05 models!


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Love it and would buy it again
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By wald5
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2001 Ford Excursion SUV XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)


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I bought my excursion new and have
loved it. I had 2 suburbans before and
liked them also. But really wanted the
diesel engine. We have the 7.3 in our
F-350 crewcab and loved the power and
mileage. The kids love the space and
the reclining 2nd seat and the
powerpoints and rear stereo control. I
thought it had too much backend sway,
so we added a leaf or two to the
suspension in the back and one in the
front & larger tires. Now it handles
great. Ford should have stiffened the
rear suspension to handle the load it
is meant to carry. Went to Yellowstone
a month after we had it and got 17-19
mpg with it, and that was a lot of
mountain driving.


Best Features

The room for the driver, my husband is 6"4". The stereo for the kids, so they can listen to music separately. Pretty happy with most everything.


Worst Features

Would like longer armrests on the captains chairs for tall people. Would like the option, if we bought one again, to have the lift gate in the back instead of the 3 doors(like on the Suburbans). It should have stiffer stock suspension, don't be so worried about the ride. It's a 4x4.


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2001 Excursion - Best ever
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By WellyC
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2001 Ford Excursion SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)


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I absolutely love it. Hauls my horses
around no problem and provides room for
everyone with plenty of comfort. My X
has the diesel engine with a 44 gallon
tank and on a long road trip you can go
forever without having to stop. Even
around town it gets great mileage, only
need to fill up once a month. The only
thing is I wish they still made them.
Would recommend an X to anyone.


Best Features

Back up sensors, plenty of cup holders for everone, comfort and roominess.


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Best Truck I ever owned
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By Amazing Vehicle
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2001 Ford Excursion SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)


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For long distance travel, can't be
beat. Have gotten as high as 17.8 mpg
with V-10 (nothing over 65mph!) and
over 700 miles per tankfull. Dealer
has been better than excellent. No
major problems.


Best Features

Space, towing prowess


Worst Features

Fine vehicle for it's intended purpose.


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Sick I Traded it
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By papa9x
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2001 Ford Excursion SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)


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I absolutely loved the truck. Parking
was a bit difficult, but the capacity,
and convenience made this the absolute
king. Anywhere, any time taking
anything. Decided to trade (when I had
the flu) to 'save fuel' among other
things. I have a large family, my boys
and I hunt, fish, camp, and generally
haul a fair amount of stuff. In an
instance of insanity I traded for an
Escape, and have regretted that
decision every day since. If Ford does
discontinue this vehicle due to
pressure from the environmentalists,
they will disenfranchise many.


Best Features

Capacity, stability, backup indicators, confidence. With this truck, I could haul 8' furniture and expensive hardwoods without risk of damage.


Worst Features

Front Rotors were prone to warp. Add auto-door locks (like Expedition).


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