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2003 Ford ExcursionReview
Fenris222 writes:
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Its a fantastic and reliable truck that can handle anything you throw at it. If you get the 6.0 diesel its also decent on fuel economy. The 4×4 is capable as all hell and its got enough room for the family and some friends!

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Guru9T7N4Q writes:
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The excursion as a whole is one of the best 3/4 ton suv ever built. This is not a luxury suv at all in ride comfort. It was built to haul people and to pull something very heavy at the same time. This truck still comes with a lot of creature comforts like leather power seats moonroof Bluetooth and other things at all make for a luxury car without the road quality. The gasoline V8 in this SUV very under powered for as heavy as it is but can still get the job done but not to the same degree as the V 10 or the diesel version. Overall this SUV will do almost anything you need to do minus giving you a good ride for it being a three-quarter ton truck it rides like a truck not an SUV

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2003 Ford ExcursionReview
John writes:
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Good durable truck. V10 engine have some issues regarding spark plugs and exhaust manifold. Also a huge gas guzzler.

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2003 Ford ExcursionReview
Nolan writes:
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Nice yes nothing nothing. I like this car very much

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2003 Ford Excursion XLT PremiumReview
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Great Heavy Capacity Suv —

I like almost everything about the vehicle, lots of positives, like, one of the safest rides on the road, the roof/cab assembly is designed to stay together on full roll over, it weighs around 6,800 lbs, so wind/storms don't affect it as adversely as like the effect of wind on other SUV. Its well built, rides great on the road, plenty of room.. You do need to understand and get used to driving it, its like being in a tank, but has a good turning radius, especially for a large vehicle. I personally prefer the gas over the diesel, easier and cheaper to maintain, with the exception of the transmission fluid flush, I perform all maintenance on the vehicle. Average full maintenance material cost is around 60.00, not including the tranny flush,( I have that done at a local dealership for around $100.00) The major con is the fuel consumption, as long as you don't push it it is not bad in town, around 12-14 mpg, open road- around 16-18 mpg. if you push it, it likes gas, however, it does readily respond, nothing underpowered about it. I did upgrade to severe duty brake pads, and installed the banks air intake and exhaust system. If it does not sell, soon it will be getting the Banks automind installed, which should held performance and mileage even more. By the way, lots of glass, had the windows tinted, the a/c will freeze you out of the vehicle now on a road trip. And I strongly recommend the floor liners, especially around kids- they work well!!

Pros: This is a very comfortable family vehicle that make a road trip an almost painless event for a 5 member family. All the stuff you need fits in or around it and no one is cramped for seating. For the size of the vehicle fuel mileage is not horrific,  and it has more than adequate power to pull a mountain pass fully loaded. Took a trip through the Smoky Mountains, never had any trouble with the mountains, all the way to the top. also, I have had the diesel, personally I prefer the Gas v-10, its cheaper to service and will last just as long with proper maintenance.

Cons: Fuel mileage is not as consistent as the diesel, however, I have gotten 17 mpg out of this one on family trips, you just cant push it out the door, let the engine torque do the work to get it to speed and fuel mileage does not do bad. This is not a run around town vehicle if you are worried about fuel economy, it wasn't built for that, it was built to move people and their stuff, all at one time!!

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2003 Ford Excursion Limited 4WDReview
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This Is A Wonderful All Around Excursion! —

I think I've owned then all: Broncos, F150-F350 Dualleys, Expeditions, Gas engines and Diesels, Suburban's, Yukon's, Blazer's, Grand Cherokees-Wagoner's and 6 Excursions. I have kept this truck because it was the last year of the 7.3 Diesel (it was an option when the 6.0 came out) Ive owned it for 6.5 years and haven't had any regrets. Change the oil (all 17.5 quarts w rotella) ad fuel conditioner, keep the tires aired up washer fluid full and you are on your way. The a/c in this truck has been better than any of the other trucks along with the brakes (front pads last a real 60k). Over those years I have changed the injection pump, tires, front ball joints, radiator, several fuel filters, K&N air filter system, Custom rims and tires, 3 rows of seats along with adding a leveling kit and lift as well (re-arched and added lief to the front and rear springs and still rides and drives great). My son was playing competitive soccer so we traveled all over Fl. in safety and comfort. Between games we could watch movies on the entertainment system, take naps and relax. No worries of bad weather, bad drivers, not being able to bring company and equipment, coolers, chairs, tents and much more. My wife dosen't sent like to park it (but she does) she really likes it on the road. Its nice when you can drive to Tampa-rock ledge-Miami and have no worries about fuel. This truck is more than capable off-roading and towing- something I havent done much of. This has been a commuter truck with only 130,000 miles. Engine is good for 300,000 plus. I am sure enough said. Have son going for his masters degree so thinking of getting him a newer car/truck as a gift.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: This is a big truck with lots of towing capasity unbieleavable realiability and very good ride and handeling. The 7.3 diesel is flawless! I have reprogramed it with the superchips programmer and turned it into a different truck. It have all the power you need and more, the fuel economy has improved to what I consider very good for a Large heavy 8300 pound 4x4 with a 54 gallon fuel tank and big tires 10 passenger capacity with room for luggage cooler and the dogs at 16-22 MPG.

Cons: Its big and that bothers my wife, I like the size everyone sees and avoids you. You dont get cut off or get pushed down the highway. 16 mpg isn't very good with Diesel fuel prices but its MUCH better than my gas powered suburbans and has much more room, less maintenance, towing capacity, trip rangeof 950 miles +, the list goes on.

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2003 Ford Excursion Limited 4WDReview
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Its Very Big! — I dont use this truck very much do to the cost of fuel. It has a V10 gas burner engine and is four wheel drive. Its great for hauling things and for its vast cargo space inside. Beautiful truck with custom wheels.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: Its very big!

Cons: Its very big!

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2003 Ford Excursion XLT Premium 4WDReview
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I Like It, But Do Not Have An Entire Family And Will Hopefully Switch To A Pickup. — Well, overall the Excursion is a workhorse, used by many law enforcement, fire departments and Emergency Medical Service companies all over the US and Canada. I particularly enjoy the pickup, speed and towing capacity of this vehicle, however it has its cons as I have mentioned

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: 7.3L diesel engine? This baby can pull a fully loaded semi (YouTube it!!)
Amazing highway MPG - topped off and drove from South Jersey to Brooklyn and gas gauge still was still reading full.
Wireless backup cam makes it possible to park in spots you never imagined!
Engine quiets when going at higher speeds

Cons: Gas mileage in the city sucks, loud on quiet residential streets late at night.
Everyone knows a diesel can get expensive to maintain / repair.
Parking was almost impossible until I added on a wireless backup camera

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2003 Ford Excursion Limited 4WDReview
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Great Large Suv For Everything... — My only gripe is that Ford stopped making them. It is a great vehicle, and the words it won't fit doesn't happen often. Toodles around town fine and safe because nobody wants to mess with it. A great car for a growing family.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Plenty of size and power and safety!

Cons: They don't make them like this right now...

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2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 4WDReview
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2003 Excursion Eb 4x4 — The perfect SUV - tows the 10,000 lb boat, hauls the family safely and aggravates greenies...what's not to like? The V10 is a fantastic motor - shifts well with the 4R100 transmission. Gas mileage is a bit dismal - but the initial cost of diesel would have taken me 5 years of driving to even out. That's at 15mpg for the diesel and 11 for the V10 and 10k miles per year.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: V10 power, 4wd, Tows the boat perfectly!

Cons: gas mileage.....

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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Ford Excursion Reviews

Review By 1320mustang

Very clean truck with great mileage, however no updates done to the 6.0 powerstroke such as head studs and EGR cooler. Read More

Review By Trent

Largest inside people mover and all the gear that will let you pull your house with you! I have a 6.8 V10 to pull and it does its job differently . Read More

2004 Ford Excursion Reviews

Review By Guru9Y7YB6

Looks great price could always be made lower nice truck. Read More

Review By Jared

Best ever in this lifetime it’s a tank that rides like a caddy and has room for an army Read More

2002 Ford Excursion Reviews

Review By Guru9BG6P6

The Ford Excursion with a Diesel motor is a solid vehicle to have for traveling and pulling a load. Read More

Review By Guru9XVQLL

The two most important items to decide on are (1) which engine do you want / need, and (2) 4x4 or 2WD? The V8 gas engine should only be considered if youre not going to tow anything heavy (less than 5... Read More

2001 Ford Excursion Reviews

Review By GuruFJHM7

Good value, just not exactly what I was looking for. Read More

Very Impressed With Looks And Handling And Power When Pulling Loads. By dnmac

Vehicle still is very impressive in looks all though its 13 years old. Interior features are very user friendly. The V10 power plant has all the power one would need while pulling loads. Surprising th... Read More

2000 Ford Excursion Reviews

Review By Anthony

Very good work truck. Needs a little work. Good value. Read More

Review By Creative

Excursion was shiny, clean & seemed price right without the knowledge of snything wrong with it. Excursion being the biggest truck on the matket really doesnt have anything to compare it to since we a... Read More

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