Originally Posted by mysticblu999
So why do you want an Excursion?
I think you should buy a Yaris.
Ive always wanted a diesel since I figured out that if you give all the PROPER TLC they might just last for 500k miles(i will grant that i probably dont know how to give the proper TLC). My girlfriend has a 95 blazer running up on 200k and its time for something newer, we always have her car packed with people and the 4 wheel drive has gotten us through alot of snow and you pretty much need a 4x4 in upstate CNY because there is sometimes alot of snow
so when i saw the diesel excursion i was pretty excited. until i learned about the powerstroke....then i learned that the 2005 ps 6.0 had most of the kinks worked out and this one in particular has a clean carfax (still working the OASIS) you would be right about the yaris except......the 4x4.........i guess i could get an escape if there weren't all of these needs to compensate for...something...
anyways my Issues with this are how terrified i am of the PSD and the cold starts (currently 40 degrees with highs over the next tree days forecast as being 33)
Originally Posted by jonylost
Engine is now out of warrenty is probably one of the bigger reasons a price drop. Don't let them get all bound up about it being a "Eddie Bauer". That is really just two tone leather seats. Nice, but not one for them to dig in on price. 20k would be pretty fair if its in good shape and maintained.
As for whether or not you should buy it for you????? ........ boy thats a big subjective question. Do you need alot of room? Do you haul anything? Do you like being one of the biggest beasts on the road?
In town expect mid to upper teens on MPG. Hwy, high teens maybe even 20ish MPG.
I have mine for haulin the kids and dog around, and I pull a 10500lb trailer from time to time. Super comfortable going on ski vacations and camping.
also the mpg I guess according to jonylost ive got a bit of wool over my eyes expecting 24 full time on the highway, i knew about the teens around town though....
thanks for the advice so far