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2005 Ford Excursion XLS 5.4L
I absolutely LOVE my Excursion! I wish they still made them. It's big and boxy (and safe!) so it has room for our oversized mastiff pups and my linebacker sized husband, the kids, their sports gear, chairs and wagons and picnic blankets and backpacks, and everything else we need with us on all of our various outings. Plus it's a diesel, so it will pretty much run forever, as long as I remember to take it in for regular maintenance! Also, it's so fun to drive in the mud... I admit, I've gone looking for extra on occasion. The captain's chairs in the front and middle row are super comfy and spacious enough for adults to ride in the back without being squished. The sound system and fold down DVD player were probably top of the line in 2005, but they could use an update now. It gets after it on the freeway when you need to go fast and then does great in 4x4 when you need to climb around in crazy places.