Originally Posted by studytime
My Old Subarau.
I think you might be over the rack capacity
I see you had an XT, that is a sweet engine. When you switch over to a diesel Excursion, you really are dealing with a different animal. You can apply that to any 3/4-1 ton truck vehicle with a diesel engine. Yes, your mileage increases, but so does fuel per gallon costs and maintenance. Once you start factoring in the cost of an oil change, fuel filters, and the initial engine cost, it doesn't pen out unless you are going to pull a lot of weight with it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not an Excursion hater, I'd love one. I have buddy with a 2005 loaded, 33's, Buckstop bumper, etc. But they are overkill for rafting, and the 18 mpg they get is a little misleading IMHO.