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Old 08-16-2013, 09:13 PM   #15
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Great truck and great engine. We love our 04. Hope you guys love it half as much as I do!

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Old 08-16-2013, 09:40 PM   #16
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Well they did not total her but gave a great payout and I was able sell her to someone willing to do the work themselves so she will live on. As for us we were able to hunt down a nice 01 Excursion in good shape with the 7.3 diesel. This will be great as I have 2 growing boys and 2 dogs so they are all looking forward to a trip this fall.
Glad it all worked out for you. We picked up our 27FB two years ago and then had to get a TV. Picked a 2002 Excursion with a 7.3. Couldn't be happier. Went to Disney (Anaheim) Christmas of 2011 with the whole family +1 (7 people) and were very comfy. We bought ours with 195K on the clock and are now up to 225K. Doesn't use oil, runs like a top. Added a DP Tuner and Pyrometer guage for pulling up hills and engine braking down hills. The only real issue is the brakes. I splurged with aftermarket slotted rotors and ceramic pads. Worked GREAT for 15K miles then warped. If you need new brakes go with Bendix Heavy Duty (for ambulances etc). These seem to work just as good and are straight so far. Last time I took the Excursion to the garage the owner said he had 3 customers asking if it was for sale. No way! Welllll maybe if someone would pay 60K so I could buy a brand new burb or F350 with magical "TOW" buttons. - Brad
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:52 PM   #17
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Congrats! We love our '02 Excursion with the mere 5.4L V8 engine, and it tows our 25' Excella very well... We traded up (bought used in 2005) from a mid-90's Suburban, and were glad to get the extra comfortable seats, airbags, etc., along with extra power and heft.. As we now say, the Excursion is great for those times "when a Suburban just isn't big enough.. " Our only problem is unkind looks in parking lots from all the Prius and Tesla drivers.. Oh well...
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:07 PM   #18
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Our only problem is unkind looks in parking lots from all the Prius and Tesla drivers.. Oh well...
But know that you can "look down" on them from the vehicle you wanted
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:38 PM   #19
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Congrats! We love our '02 Excursion with the mere 5.4L V8 engine, and it tows our 25' Excella very well... We traded up (bought used in 2005) from a mid-90's Suburban, and were glad to get the extra comfortable seats, airbags, etc., along with extra power and heft.. As we now say, the Excursion is great for those times "when a Suburban just isn't big enough.. " Our only problem is unkind looks in parking lots from all the Prius and Tesla drivers.. Oh well...
Just tell them you're helping to keep demand up and prices down. Does that fuzzy math work out? I saw a window sticker that said "Buy a hybrid, I need the gas!"
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:46 PM   #21
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Congrats! We love our '02 Excursion with the mere 5.4L V8 engine, and it tows our 25' Excella very well... We traded up (bought used in 2005) from a mid-90's Suburban, and were glad to get the extra comfortable seats, airbags, etc., along with extra power and heft.. As we now say, the Excursion is great for those times "when a Suburban just isn't big enough.. " Our only problem is unkind looks in parking lots from all the Prius and Tesla drivers.. Oh well...
We are Karmically balanced with the 2002 7.3 EX and a 2011 Prius.

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Old 08-19-2013, 08:34 PM   #22
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Our only problem is unkind looks in parking lots from all the Prius and Tesla drivers.. Oh well...
Here's how I "solved" that little problem. You'd be shocked at how many people look at this massive diesel whistling beast and say "Oh, I had no idea they made hybrid Excursions!"



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Old 08-20-2013, 07:21 PM   #23
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Thanks for words of encouragement.. I LOVE the Hybrid badge with little green leaves.. I am goin' shopping.. And we have a neighbor with both a Hummer and a Smart car parked in driveway.. Just have to wonder what those dinner table conversations are like, as they balance each other's impact on the planet...
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:26 PM   #24
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Here's how I "solved" that little problem. You'd be shocked at how many people look at this massive diesel whistling beast and say "Oh, I had no idea they made hybrid Excursions!"



That is funny! I have to do that with my F250!
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:38 PM   #25
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Nice! I see the badges on Ebay. I'm going to "appropriate" your idea! The Hybrid forums will be buzzing!
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:22 PM   #26
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Lol our e350 extended van was a hybrid too, in name only! We did the same thing. The new owners kept the badge, they loved it!
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