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Ultimate Road Warrior
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Fred
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2004 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)


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We LOVE this truck! Have had the vehicle now for about 4 years, purchased with 101,000 miles on odometer (now with 145k) and with the V-10 6.8 Liter powerplant, 4WD. First looked at Excursions in 2000, but bought a Suburban with custom interior instead. Wish I had bought the Excursion; compared to Suburban, Excursion's transmission and brakes are much heavier duty. Suburban is more of an SUV on an automobile chassis whereas the Excursion is a TRUCK! Suburban struggled to pull 2 horse/dressing room trailer, Excursion barely know it's back there. Ride comfort isn't as great as Suburban, but overall, wouldn't go back. Have to watch the vertical clearance, I pucker up in most parking garages and a number can't get into. Takes a bit to turn around on dead end city streets, but we live in the country. Looking for 1 or 2 more of these bad boys to put away since it doesn't look like Ford will reintroduce any time soon. Excursion does eat brakes and rotors (seems a common problem due to weight of vehicle), but otherwise very little maintenance/repairs required, compared to 4 transmission changes on the Suburban due to either blowing up or developing cracks in the case. Average about 11.5 around town, over 19 on highway trips; when hauling a big family around in comfort, the mileage is roughly the same as what I got with the Suburban and a 5.7 V8, and back seat passengers are way more comfortable in the Excursion. And talk about cargo room.....


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Towing vehicle only...
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By skierrick
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2004 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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Bought this vehicle to tow a 32 ft trailer 8500 lbs over the east coast.
Was getting 7mpg with a 2005 expedition, went to 17mpg on the excursion.
Did have to replace the turbo, the injector 8 and a starter.
But its the only 4x4 diesel suv on the market. If the truck survives a year, without more problems, I'll probably have it until the frame dies.


Best Features

Size, fuel tank size, towing


Worst Features

Although it was discontinued because of environmental groups, it gets a better mpg than my expedition. The camping population needs a diesel SUV. Not all families wantnto tow in a pick up


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Bad Engine
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By GW
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2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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Great truck except the 6.0L Diesel has a factory defect. The head bolts stretch. Blew a head gasket just before warranty was up. Over $5000 cost to repair. They remove the body to repair the engine which disturbs many electrical and other connections. Some owners have to pay after warranty is up. I like it but not sure I would buy another Ford after this engine. Check the internet before buying regarding this engine.


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Comfort, Power


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Limited 6.0
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By judoman
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2004 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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Had a Suburban, but wanted a diesel, so i researched the Excursion and got the diesel. I do almost all highway driving, so went the first 120,000 on the original tires! The only was problem was the alternator that was $500. Now at @ 165,000, have minor problems from letting truck sit during the summer and using my Honda for gas mileage!


Best Features

love the size, tho surprisingly other drivers still don't 'see' the truck when they drive!


Worst Features

Always wanted a sunroof, I was surprised it was not an option, as it is available on the pick ups!


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The BEAST!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Raf
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2004 Ford Excursion Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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I bought a 04, Limited, Diesel Excursion. I LOVE IT!! YES the gas milage is bad and Yes it does turn like an aircraft carrier but I knew that going into it. I bought it to pull my 30ft travel trailer and my family of six down to Texas from Alaska. It did it with no problems!! I would recommend this vehicle to any large family (weather they had to travel or not).


Best Features

Rear DVD (for the kiddos), rear sensors (!!) and all the room!!


Worst Features

Better gas milage would be nice.


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