Bought new and have been driving since. I have 105,000 miles and still have original tires, brakes. Mileage has been an average of 16.8-16.9 though I do mostly highway driving. Only problem I had was the alternator went around 75,000 miles and parts are expensive for this big truck. It is fun to drive and can carry just abuot anything! Great value, too bad they got rid of this truck line!
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.
I own a 6.0 Turbodiesel. This is one of a kind. Bought it for towing capacity (Have my Prius for commuting & Range Rover for off roading) and I am surprised how fond I have become of this truck. It is a shame Ford discontinued this truck. For space, power and functionality, nothing comes close. I have hauled plywood in the back (with doors closed), multiple people with their bags and a 6000lb boat behind me and it does not even break a sweat. I am planning on holding on to this truck as I do not know of any other vehicle on the market that offers all the functionality that Excursion offers. Unlike other reviews, I think mileage is fine for size and weight of the truck.
I traded my mini-van in to get my
Excursion so I could feel like a man
again while driving my family with four
girls. What I didn't know was how
versatile this beast is. It seats even
8 adults comfortably. It tows almost
anything without trying. The ride is
very smooth. I took out the back seat &
folded the middle one down then camped
in it by myself for three days quite
comfortably. Here is the one that is
hard to believe. My trailer was out of
comission so I took off the front
wheels of my YFZ450 Quad and stuck it
in the back! I took pictures to prove
it and I'm sending them to a quad mag.
This truck is amazing.
I love the look of my excursion I like
to drive it,but it just is not
reliable,I have had it in the shop for
many different things,It goes through
break pads like crazy,I was really
disapointed have always been a ford
fan,I chose it over the suburban,I now
am looking to trade it in because i
have 4 children and I am afraid to put
them in it,It does not stop like it
should and when I put it in the shop
they can never seem to find anything
wrong.Ford tried to compeat with chevy
but really lost this one,,,