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Old 07-18-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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Question 2001 Ford Excursion

Can anyone advise whether the 2001 Ford Excursion is an easy vehicle to install car seats in. We have a 10 month old and another one on the way, so we are looking for a bigger SUV. The one that we are looking at has the captain chairs in the back seat with a third row bench seat. Any opinions?
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:45 PM   #2
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The excursion is an absolutely ginormous vehicle. Luke, seriously, the biggest SUV ever. It is built on a 3/4 ton truck frame (SAME AS THE F250) unless you haul big horse trailers or something, I can't imagine needing something that big for kid-hauling. The Expedition is on the 1/2 ton (F150) frame. It's still a big SUV and is very car seat friendly.

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Old 07-18-2011, 03:53 PM   #3
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Re: 2001 Ford Excursion

I do haul horses and livestock. We live in a rural community and I am a 4-H agent, so it is part of my job to haul. Also we like that the diesel last longer mileage wise.
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We tried one out years ago. Dh LOVED it. We use trailers often. It was a diesel!!

It was easy to install seats in. The one we tried had a 2nd and 3rd row bench. No captains. Anything would fit in there.

We ended up with a suburban later on. It would fit almost any seats too.

The 3rd row is tighter, so doing 3 across could be a challenge, but sounds like you are a ways away from having 5 kids back there.
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Re: 2001 Ford Excursion

Ok, gotcha. I misread your post to say that you wanted a "bigger" SUV for kid hauling and imagined you tooling around a city in that monster! I totally get the rural community and needing a big rig thing.
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yep. lots of room. fits anything.

my dad has one.

easy to install seats in.
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