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Luv my Ex
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By Jack
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2002 Ford Excursion Diesel Limited Ultimate 2WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A)


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bumper paint and exterior plastic finishes are lacking


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This beast is Awesome
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By davenfla
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2002 Ford Excursion Diesel Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A)


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This truck is not made for a daily driver unless you are toting an army of kids, 10K + for towing, or need cavernous space for stuff.
I bought this PSD 7.3 Ex for long trips, carrying 6 adults, one large dog and 10K boat. There is nothing made today that can come close, and do it effortlessly, everytime. In fact, on flat ground as I have described above, I still get 14.5 MPG. Sure there are new vehicles who can match "on paper" what the beast does but can it do it
for 500k miles? Expect this PSD to outlive the vehicle, so if you keep it, be prepared to "rebuild" the vehicle a few times during it's lifetime. The Ex performs best with some after market suspension modifications, and a tuner.
7-31-16 update
Edmunds ask for me to update my review. I've done a few mods along the way primarily for towing. Fuel cross over and oil cross over... big difference in the smoothness and quiets the ole 7.3 down and eliminates "crackle". Upgraded the exhaust to 4" and added a chip. Underneath... sway bar, RAS, and a plethora of suspension parts. I'd venture about 3K in upgrades, total.
Fuel mileage is something I do not spend a lot of time fussing over... however a recent 1800 mile trip (FL to E. TN) towing my car haul trailer loaded @ 7K resulted in 16.3 MPG at 65-70mph. I say WOW! at 75 MPH dropped to 15.1 On the highway @70 MPH 21.3
New double din head unit w/nav puts the '02 truck back in the 21st century... replaced 15 yr old speakers.
I have been offered an obscene amount of money for my truck, but until I can get a equal or better replacement ... that ain't happening.


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Undisputed King of SUVs
1 of 22 people found this review helpful
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By esperi
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2002 Ford Excursion Diesel Limited Ultimate 4WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A)


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There is not a single thing to complain about. Rides like a car. Holds 8 adults COMFORTABLY, with room for plenty of luggage. 7.3 diesel gets 18 mpg loaded up on the highway for a 9000 lb vehicle. Even has 6 cup holders available for the driver, if you forget to clean it out like I do! If you want something bigger, buy a Mack!


Best Features

My wife will drive it and likes it. It can be modified as your heart desires. Looks awesome with a 3" lift and 33" tires. Gas mileage, leather, diesel, and the capability to do whatever I want.


Worst Features

bring it back!


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Best SUV ever built; Like an Abrams tank
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By esperi
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2002 Ford Excursion Diesel Limited Ultimate 4WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A)


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Want to feel safe? want to haul up to 11,000 lbs.? Want heavy duty 4wd? Want upwards of 20mpg hwy? How about heated leather, 3 zone a/c, adjustable pedals, and DVD? Unlimited modification potential? (I'm getting 467 hp/800 tq on mild upgrades). Ford canceled this truck due to high price and limited buyer market. However, now that they are available for much less than $55K, there is no other vehicle like it. The 7.3 diesel is a 500k mile motor, and the only motor to ever go 1,000,000 miles without a rebuild. The frame and suspension are F250 superduty components and are also built for life. Find one under 300k miles that has been maintained and you are getting a quality vehicle.


Best Features

EVERYTHING! When you fold down the back seats and remove 3rd row, you have over 9 feet of length to fill in the cab. 3rd row seats are more comfortable than any non-luxury passenger car rear seats. After the 3rd row, there is still room for 2 full grown labs to lay comfortably.


Worst Features

Bring it back. I prefer manual transmission.


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