Stylish, innovative and powerful......but it's no replacement for the X.
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I like the styling, it is improved over the current Expy. The IRS is a nice feature for ride quality. A six speed tranny is another nice upgrade.
I almost bought an Excursion at the very end of the build cycle and wish I would have. I like the rigidity of the Super Duty frame over the light duty frame.
For most folks though, the Expy or Expy EL is enough. Nice job Ford.
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I think it looks pretty nice. But like others, I prefer my Excursion. Things I thought the EL would have are driver doors like the Super Duty and a V-6 PSD....It said it had a new frame design, maybe the engineers thought of that when designing it...
2002 PSD Excursion Limited 4x4, Mineral Grey. Hellwig Anti-Sway Bar. DC Power 185 Amp Alternator. MagnaFlo 4: Turbo Back, Aero Turbine 4040XL Muffler. Michelin LTX AT2, Rancho RS9000 XL, 6.0 tranny cooler, Air Lift Air Bags
2000 F-250 SC 4x4 V-10, Burgundy
2004 Explorer Limited V-8
I'll give a thumbs up. Lots of upgrades from my '03. Since they stretched the rear, why not stretch the front to fit the V10?l (just a dream I know) I agree the stretched EL version is definately not a replacement for the Excursion, but to have the additional room behind the last row would be a big plus in my book. Are those optional chrome clad wheels the same as the current Navigator's??
Maybe they'll build a 3/4 ton version if demand calls for it. Yum...V10 or PSD in that lovely package. .....
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