Well I had a tear in my eye when I gave up my 2nd and last Excursion
I know this 07 Expedition EL will never take its place but its starting to grow on me even after only 800 miles.
This thing is so quiet and smooth. The seats look cheap but they are more comfortable than my excursion by far.
The turning radius is really tight and the white sand is a beautiful color.
I'm still turning the key on waiting for the glow plugs to cycle, after having 2 diesels.
Having such a comfortable ride really makes me feel old.
Before my current 02 EX Limited V10, I owned a 99 Expedition. One summer, six of us decided to drive down to Florida for a diving trip. Had the third seat up and stowed whatever we could in the limited room in the back. Most of the dive gear was stowed on the roof rack.
We never noticed until we got to Florida that our entire gear stowed on the roof rack was lost due to either poor stowing/locking or just stolen during an evening stop for dinner. Now with the Excursion and all the luggage room in the back, we never worry about running out of spare room. Plus I like the Captains chairs too especially on long trips when taking turns driving.
I'm not afraid to admit it , I miss my X and my kids raz me about it .
You can never replace an X but I'm the type of person who likes to trade every 3 years or so for something new.
Just turned 1800 miles and getting 18-19 mpg which isn't bad but all my driving is 65 mph.This weekend I will pull a 7000lb trailer so I will post on how it does.
I don't know how many sheets of plywood would fit in the back I'm guessing about 30-40 but I'ts nice not to take the 3rd seat out to do it.
With the air ride I would hope it would'nt sag too bad.
I just got a 2007 Expedition EL, not alot less room than my X. However I could not bear to give up the X, It will just get to sit a bit between uses. But the ride of the Expedition is excellent. I only get to drive it when my wife and I are going somewhere together, but when I get to drive it, I really like it. Nice change of pace from the 250 or X.