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V10 mileage?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by cumminswithplow, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. cumminswithplow

    cumminswithplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    The wife and I are thinking about gettin an excursion. It has the v10. I realize that anyone looking at a vehicle that big sholdnt be worried about mileage. I was just curious what they get. We will be test driving it tomorrow. Its a 2000 with 45ooo miles and 6.8 v10. Its the xlt package. Asking $15500. You all think thats fair?
  2. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    We used to get about 8-10 plowing, 12-14 mpg around town, and 16-18 on the road. We ran only premium gasoline and didn't drive like we were 17.
  3. wstwind

    wstwind Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I recieved about the same, maybe a little less, but i'm a lead foot! :nod:
  4. niederhauser la

    niederhauser la Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 79

    I have a V 10 Crew cab and if I could get 12 mpg around town I would crap. I drive it pretty easy and I get about 8-9 in town and maybe 11-12 on the highway.
  5. cumminswithplow

    cumminswithplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Basically about the same power as the old 460s and a little better mileage? Is that about right?
  6. 93CobraCPR

    93CobraCPR Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I have 2000 excursion V10 4.30 4x4 limited still getting 10.5 mpg w/125,000 miles. Mileage Hwy/11 mpg, City/10 and towing 10,000 lbs camper 9 mpg.

    I drive aggressive (no when towing) with no major problems. I have changed plugs at 60,000 and 120,000 and all fluids/brakes at them times. Synthetic oil every 3000 approx. and 89/90 octane (best milage for price). I just did front steering

    Price is good (IMO) but dicker if buying from dealer due to they picked it up for a nickel not a dime. I was going to trade mine in at 100,000 mile in 03 for a 03 expedition and 99-03 f350 4x4 dually diesel and they didn't want to even give $12,000. They would say model canceling and bad mpg; can't move them off lot. I kept it due to paid off and good vehicle.

    They are nice vehicle if you need people and toy mover.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    my v-10 excursion gets 12 hiway and single digits in the city
    if your worrying about fuel econo buy an explorer
    the excursion is one very heavy truck 8900gvw

  8. Plowking

    Plowking Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I have a 2002 F-350 V-10 auto 4.30 dually with a custom aluminum flat bed. That thing gets 5 to 7 miles a gallon no matter what. Wish I never bought it. My 2000 F-350 7.3 PS gets 12 to 14 pulling my Bobcat S185 with my foot in it all the time. The brakes on my 02 V-10 have been weak from the get go. I tried 3 diffrent brands of pads and it still doesn't stop near as fast as my diesel. :realmad:
  9. cumminswithplow

    cumminswithplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    We wont be driving it all that much. I was just curious what it would do. The one we started looking at sold before I could get it. Now we are trying to decide between a powerjoke excursion and a durango. Thanks for you time guys.
  10. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Go with the diesel if you can. My brother - inlaw with a V10 gets 10 - 12 MPG.
    A diesel will get better MPG, but more maintance-oil changes and filters.
  11. mylawn03

    mylawn03 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    If I had the known the mileage would be so bad(10-11 city, 13-14 highway) I would have saved longer and bought a deisel.