You need a tow pig and I have it. 2004 Ford Excursion Diesel. Eddie Bauer Edition. 149000 miles, still being driven so it may be a little more. Tires in December, brakes last fall. Rotors and front sway bar links in July.
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Eddie Bauer Trim package
Two-tone Leather Interior
Front Captains Seats, Mid Buckets, Rear Bench - Seats 7
Heated / Power front seats
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Steering Wheel Controls - Temp/Fan, Radio Volume/Memory
Auto Dimming rear View Mirror
Lighted Side Steps
Rear Privacy Tint
Tow Package - Class 5 receiver ; tow capacity 11000 lbs
Extendable Mirrors for towing wider loads
Front & Rear Air
Keyless Entry (1 remote)
Door Lock Pad (enter without a key/remote with a code)
Backup Sensors. Like spidey-sense in reverse.
Comfortable seating for 7 passengers. 11000 pound tow capacity. Room in the back for 4x8 sheets of plywood.
The 6.0 liter diesel gets around 17mpg around town. We took it to Outer Banks in August, it averaged 19mgb on that trip, including 2 hours in stop and go traffic coming into and out of the islands. The last time I went to Columbus, it got 21mpg on that trip. Last year I used it to tow my Jeep back from Kentucky and it got 15mpg round trip including towing the Jeep at Interstate speeds. It has a 44 gallon fuel tank; Ford set these things up for the long haul.
Good inspection. Fresh oil change/fuel filters. Tires in December. Both batteries were replaced during the 2012 Derecho. New alternator in 2013. Brakes last fall, but I did have new rotors put on the front in July. Also replaced the front sway-bar links.
Runs great. Like many diesels it does have oil drip - nothing that has ever caused me to add oil between oil changes. Always had Motorcraft oil filters and Rotella since I bought it at around 93,000 miles. It's happiest when it's working hard. That's pretty consistent with the 6.0 liters - they were either good ones or bad ones, if they were good they were real good. This one has 149000 miles or so on it, I'll let you guess which one I think it is. It went to the beach at the beginning of August. It went to Florida in March, and I wouldn't hesitate to hop in it and drive to California tomorrow.
Private Party Book Value puts it in around $15000-$15500. Trade in value is around 14,400 ; retail at $17000 or so. This one is priced to move at $13,500 so I don't have to make another payment.
I really hate to get rid of it, but the trip to Miami was to pick up a Cadillac for the wife and I'm not giving up my Jeep, so this one has to go. I do owe $ on it so when we do the deal we'll have to work through the bank.
More pics at https://plus.google.com/photos/10683...32048642414640