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Old 02-11-15, 09:12 PM
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Excursion is thirsty in 4x4! It started at this when I hit the 4x4 button! Thing's a hoot though! We got trailers, otherwise it would just be silly!
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8, 10 or diesel? I'm a GM guy but really like the way those looked, I wish GM made their own suburban+ sized suv with an available diesel.

Hope you were on some soft ground/snow, I don't know for sure how Ford 4wd works but you can probably blow your front diff or transfer case quickly on dry grass or pavement using 4wd.
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Old 02-11-15, 10:49 PM
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No worries about running out of slippery stuff here on the Cape! More predicted! I can just pop it in and out of 4x4 with push of a button so as the conditions change, I've got it covered! 4 tons of fun!
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For the record, my wife and I looked at an Excursion when they first started hitting the lots. She's not quite 5'3" and surprised me by how she was able to climb up behind the wheel so fast. Of course, her dad is an OTR trucker and she would go on the road with him before she got old enough for school...

We couldn't justify (or afford IIRC) it back then, but it was a novelty to see something that was purposely designed to be larger than a Suburban (and so would not fit a lot of older garages).
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I've got an '02 V10. Two years in a row after Katrina, we pulled our 33' travel trailer from L.A. to Picayune, MS. We would have been lucky to get 7 mpg. Then again, we were running 70+ just about the whole time.
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Ours is a '00 V10. 44 gallon gas tank! These vehicles were dubbed, "The Valdez of the highways"!

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Been wanting a 'Scursion with the 7.3 PSD for ever! It ridiculous what they're still going for, though. (And now that people have realized how crappy the newer diesels are, the old 7.3's are going for more than ever- even in the hi-200K's mileage-wise.)

(I'd also be happy with an old 80's style Suburban with the right running gear, if they weren't all rusted to hell. And the few that aren't rusted are still commanding good money.)
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Even GM isn't building the 2500 Suburban anymore. The 1500's are pretty much a car.
Glad I got my K2500 in '01 (and no, it's not rusty). Huh, I get 13+ on the hwy at ~ 70 with an 8.1L big block.
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Even GM isn't building the 2500 Suburban anymore. The 1500's are pretty much a car.
Glad I got my K2500 in '01 (and no, it's not rusty). Huh, I get 13+ on the hwy at ~ 70 with an 8.1L big block.
Yeah....gotta have a 3/4 ton! These newer ones with the plush interiors; carpet; leather seats; etc. don't do it for me. I like TRUCKS. Those old 70's/80's 'Burbans with the vinyl seats and rubber mat floors...they were still trucks. No wonder they call such vehicles "SUVs" now... Freakin' heated seats and DVD players.....

Rust was a real problem with GM trucks in the 70's and 80's.
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Mine is maxed out as all of these were! Full leather, huge CD system. The kids have their own climate and audio controls in the back. The dogs get in all wet and muddy and we just wipe off the leather seats! The biggest complaint with the inaugural edition was a lack of cup holders and the arm rests were too short!
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