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By Dan
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2002 Ford Excursion SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)


Review

This vehicle is too big unless you need to tow something heavy. But the good news is that the diesel gets better gas mileage than any of the V8's in the smaller SUV's. I'm getting 17 around town, and 19-20 on the road when I keep the speed down to 60-65. With the price of fuel going ever higher, the fuel savings may someday cancel out the higher acquisition cost of the big engine. Get Michelin tires. They cut the road noise in half.


Best Features

Heated seat. Spacious view of the road. Huge fuel tank.


Worst Features

The floor should fold flat.


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road locomotive
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By mijon
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2002 Ford Excursion SUV XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Several trips from Lansing, MI, to Portland, ME nonstop, one driver and one tank of diesel (with a tailwind). Visibility and leather driver seat make driving a pleasure. I weigh 240# and get a backache driving luxury sedans in $40-50k range in half the time. Rock solid diesel never misses a tick at 98000 miles (but would not consider gas). Pulls better than my F350 crew long box diesel because it weighs more. Biggest problem is non support attitude of FMC. No satisfaction on missing rear sway bar, 2002 only. If Toyota or Nissan built a diesel SUV, bye-bye Ford.


Best Features

Diesel, front seats, visibility, weight, power.


Worst Features

7.3 diesel capable of more with better electronics. Will wait and see on smaller diesel. FMC left off rear sway bar on 2002 only and this degrades tracking. No explanation or retrofit available.


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2002 excursion limited diesel
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By fmrlo
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2002 Ford Excursion SUV Limited 2WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Amazing fuel mileage for such a huge vehicle - Diesel 7.3L. The ultimate travel vehicle - plenty of space, rear air and rear entertainment - lots of cup holders, very smooth on the hiway. I do not have 4wd.


Best Features

Fits in standard garage - barely Backup alarm - wife backs into parking spaces with ease


Worst Features

power fold in mirrors


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2002 Excursion
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By Old Jer
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2002 Ford Excursion SUV XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

For simple ability to take a large family and pull a big trailer, the Excursion is hard to beat. The vehicle can comfortably seat 9 big people, offering as much space as a larger van and a lot more besides. I found the power to pull a nearly 10,000 loaded trailer along the Alaska Highway both ways a joy. It offers safety from other vehicles, and we have not had stability problems.


Best Features

Spaciousness, power, reliability in the deserts, the tundra and suburbia as well. My wife loves it, and it drives like a truck; it does not pretend it is a car.


Worst Features

Recurrent problems with brakes, freezing of windshield line to rear hatch, rubbing problems for rear hatch and passenger doors. Gas mileage is as bad as you would expect for a massive SUV with a V-10. Improve the air conditioning/defrost; better air flow to the windows.


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By Tkj99
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2002 Ford Excursion SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)


Review

The X can handle anything. Its big and
strong and fun to drive.


Best Features

DVD player, tow package, leather seats


Worst Features

Soften the ride, or provide variable ride control


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