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Looking at Excursion for second vehicle

I am looking at an Excursion as a second vehicle. So far I have come upon two here. Both are 2000 with the 7.3L One has 278k with maintenance records since 20k and the second is a bank repo, no records with 220k.

I have owned other diesels in the past, 91 F250 7.3 NA 181k to 200k, 04 F250 6.0L with 16-20k, and my current 05 F250 6.0L 20k-present(71k). The 05 is going NOWHERE, the wheels will fall off first.

I kinda feel like I should go with the one with records.

Any opinions? Anything I missed?

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Records are good to have. Anyone willing to keep 250k miles worth of records probably took good care of it.

Just make sure to give the vehicle a good check out before you by it.
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I agree, go with the one with records. But make sure you give it a good once over. Check all bushings, brakes, check the normal oil and coolant and tranny fluid, etc. Also if you do get the X, they have a habit of warping the front rotors. If you feel the pusling in the pedal then change the rotors to a slotted style and that should help. Other then that sit back and enjoy. I love mine and don't plan on getting rid of it anytime soon.

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I agree, go with the one with records. But make sure you give it a good once over. Check all bushings, brakes, check the normal oil and coolant and tranny fluid, etc. Also if you do get the X, they have a habit of warping the front rotors. If you feel the pusling in the pedal then change the rotors to a slotted style and that should help. Other then that sit back and enjoy. I love mine and don't plan on getting rid of it anytime soon.
Lol, the rotors suck on these trucks. I have to replace mine. I just can't decide what rotors to buy.

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I bought some aftermarket slotted ones and have put 50K on them and have not once have they warped on me. I would recommend the powerslot rotors, I've heard good things with them.

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That one fell through. The owner kinda forgot to mention the hail damage.

Found an 03 6.0L that is pristine though. Checking into it tomorrow. Good records maintenance and it literally looks brand new.

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That is how mine was when I bought it. A lot of nice up grades. good luck!

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Luck has not been on my side lately. Lost that auction in the last 6 seconds.
My wife is asking me to consider a v-10. Hard to argue a very nice V-10 with 100k vs a decent PSD with 220k.

I am still holding out for a PSD.

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stay with the PSD. Unless you like 10mpg!!

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Don't go with the V-10!! You really need to hold out for the PSD. Besides the horrible 10mpg, you can't beat the power of a diesel. They are out there, just don't give up.

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