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I'm in the early stages of looking for a used excursion 6.0. Is there anything I should look out for?

In an ideal world I want an 2005 with low miles (under 50K), unmodified, with quad captain chairs.

This will be my first diesel, so any suggestions/comments are welcome.

Thanks for any input you might have.

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First of all, Welcome to the Forum!

The later model 6.0's are good engines, and most of the earlier ones are also. Do your homework, get a Carfax and an Oasis report befor you make your mind up. Also check out some of the threads here on the 6.0's. These should help you make an informed decision.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
 

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def do at least an oasis report on it..that should tell u how healthy it has been

welcome to the forum :)
 
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Thanks for the quick replies. This forum is incredible. More info than I can process! There seems to be a ton of knowledge here.

I like this one on ebay: eBay Motors: Ford : Excursion (item 270076079768 end time Jan-11-07 11:06:54 PST)

I'll probably have to ask for an oasis report from someone here, because the seller is not a Ford dealer.

I'd love to fly down to Texas and have a nice long roadtrip back to Vermont, but it would probably just as cheap to have it shipped.

Now I just have to convince the wife to sell her car . . .
 

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900 miles to look at repaint

Was looking to buy Excursion 05 low mileage. Drove from Florida to Tenn. to look at 05 with 36,000mi. Had trade in and deal worked out before left house. Checked front end was repainted. That is why I think all those companies like Car Fax are a joke. There was no report of accident to cause repaint. If you take it to a local body shop or you repair yourself how are those companies who charge for history report to know. I find you most inspect yourself carefully. I learned never to travel to far to look at one vehicle. If it is not want you thought you spent all that money and time. Only if you have no choice. Be careful of lease comebacks. Those 2 and 3 year leases are coming back. Found some that were beat up. I finally, found one in Apopka Fl. 2004 25,000mi through internet at Ford Dealer. Luckly it was the first one I saw that had 4 bucket seats and was pristine. Bought on the spot. Take your time. I find some dealers telling me how hard they are to come by. They are becoming very popular. There out there, take time and you'll find one.
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I'm in the early stages of looking for a used excursion 6.0. Is there anything I should look out for?

In an ideal world I want an 2005 with low miles (under 50K), unmodified, with quad captain chairs.

This will be my first diesel, so any suggestions/comments are welcome.

Thanks for any input you might have.

Erik
 

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I've had my '04 EB for almost two years and love it. My wife wanted quads, and I wanted rear bench. I have the bench. She got the quads in her Navigator. Having both, I like the bench much better. We have one child, so anytime we take another couple we have five passengers, which is not a problem in the EX, but in the NAV someone has to climb into the third seat.
 

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I'm in the early stages of looking for a used excursion 6.0. Is there anything I should look out for?

In an ideal world I want an 2005 with low miles (under 50K), unmodified, with quad captain chairs.

This will be my first diesel, so any suggestions/comments are welcome.

Thanks for any input you might have.

Erik
Captains chairs! Yucko, had em hate em, they don't allow one to stretch out or..... I pull over often and like to stretch out in the cab and close my eyes on long trips and captains chair get in the way cause of that awful console they stick between them.
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I just want to say be patient. I was looking for months. Now I got EXTREMELY lucky. I'm now 3 days into owning my '05 Ex. It's black ltd with quad captains, oh and I found it with 6700miles on it. I was actually on my way to purchase an '04 with more miles on it and happened to drive by this one.
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.:woot:
 

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I just want to say be patient. I was looking for months. Now I got EXTREMELY lucky. I'm now 3 days into owning my '05 Ex. It's black ltd with quad captains, oh and I found it with 6700miles on it. I was actually on my way to purchase an '04 with more miles on it and happened to drive by this one.
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.:woot:
pretty low mileage. Sure it isnt a salvage vehicle like from the floods? Sounds pretty nice cept for the captains chairs
 

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Good luck I love the x but couldnt pull my gooseneck or 5ther so had to get another truck..I will own one in the future...
 

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Love my Ex, even when she's given me fits. There is literally nothing else like it on the road.
 

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Like them so much I got 2... V10 aint bad but love the diesel. the 01 with V10 is the wifes 02 is mine trying to get her to let me trade the 01 in and let me get a dually but she wont get rid of it.
 

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pretty low mileage. Sure it isnt a salvage vehicle like from the floods? Sounds pretty nice cept for the captains chairs
It never left the state of Illinois(as far as ownership). It was bought from the Ford dealer down the street from the chevy dealer I bought it from (both dealers are owned and operated by the same autogroup) I also have the original sticker and the extended service contract they purchased.

I guess the captains chairs are a subjective choice. Love 'em or hate 'em.:D

Now the '04 w/43k I was on my way to buy...The Oasis I got back said it just had a new Turbo and egr on Feb 2 in Florida. So those folks must've traded it as soon as they got back to Illinois. (also at a gm dealership) You would have liked that one it had the bench. It also was a local one owner vehicle too.
 

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It never left the state of Illinois(as far as ownership). It was bought from the Ford dealer down the street from the chevy dealer I bought it from (both dealers are owned and operated by the same autogroup) I also have the original sticker and the extended service contract they purchased.

I guess the captains chairs are a subjective choice. Love 'em or hate 'em.:D

Now the '04 w/43k I was on my way to buy...The Oasis I got back said it just had a new Turbo and egr on Feb 2 in Florida. So those folks must've traded it as soon as they got back to Illinois. (also at a gm dealership) You would have liked that one it had the bench. It also was a local one owner vehicle too.
captains chair are comfortable but on a long haul when you want to strech out a bit they are confining. Also they don't allow anyone to sit next to you.

Sounds to me like you found a great truck to buy.

Wishing you and your new truck a long and happy trouble free life together.
 
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