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Ultimate Road Warrior
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By Fred
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2004 Ford Excursion SUV 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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The SUV's SUV
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By CB
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2004 Ford Excursion SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)


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King of the Road. Great SUV if you are going to be in the car alot. Fuel economy is not great, but also not bad when compared to closet rivals like Tahoe or Expedition. Only downside I see after owning for all these years is it is not the best car to maneuver around in stop and go traffic. Great on the highways and trips over an hour. If they made a newer one I would buy it. Would like to see a little better fuel efficiency maybe 15 mpg. Solid safety - I would hate to be in a car that impacts an Excursion.


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Big, powerful SUV that does it all. Roomy for up to eight (perferably kids in the third row) plenty of cargo. easy highway ride.


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The road warrior
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By mike
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2004 Ford Excursion SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)


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We are very happy with the Ford Excursion! Seats 8 comfortably. We love the four wheel drive. Excellent towing, lots of cargo space. Has 33" tires and drives great! Love the front and rear AC, DVD, and wireless headphones great for the kids.


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Height of truck, DVD, and headphones


Worst Features

Needs ipod/mp3 music port


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302k miles and no problems
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By veblenesque
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2004 Ford Excursion SUV XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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This SUV is amazing. It is amazingly big, tall, fuel inefficient, and difficult to maneuver. But I've got 302,000 miles on the original 5.4l engine and transmission (which works out to 20,000 gallons, or $80,000, of gas). This is a serious SUV that should only be used by those who need it. Even with a V8, it is surprisingly slow. You need to pay attention when you're driving it, and a long trip can be stressful. But it holds a lot and is surprisingly competent offroad.


Best Features

Big, reliable, good seats.


Worst Features

Interior is not yuppie - plain, cheap plastic. Obviously gas mileage is bad, but only about 30% worse than many crossovers. Poor handling, braking, and ride quality.


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Love this Ford
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By vicratz
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2004 Ford Excursion SUV Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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I have had zero problems with my Excursion and I'm impressed! It drives as well today and it drove when I bought it. The steering wheel leather doesn't hold up well but that's about it.


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