2003 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)
This is the second Excursion I've
owned. The first had the V-10 and
really bad mileage. The 6.0 diesel is
very powerfull and gets GREAT mileage
for the size of the vehicle. On the
highway, I average 24 MPG at 75 MPH.
My Jeep Wrangler gets a paltry 15 MPG's.
We have had a few minor, but annoying
problems, particularly electrical ( A/C
looses power.. just shuts off ) but far
less than the problems we had with the
2000 V-10 ( also electrical, interior
lights would blink on and off everytime
it rained and it rains a lot in
FLorida ). Overall, this vehicle
represents the best value for people /
Economy, power, comfort, and especially
the "feel" of absolute safety, knowing
you're the biggest, badest SUV on the
road. My 5 foot, 105 lb. wife REALLY
loves it ( must be a chick thing ;)
Get the electrical system right !! and
redesign the window rims so that water
doesn't pour in if you crack open a
window in a rainstorm ( even 1/2 an
inch ). Wind noise is annoying. Ford
should keep building this vehicle, but
ONLY offer it in the diesel. GREAT
2003 Ford Excursion Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
This is the second Excursion we have
owned. Our first model had the 7.3
diesel engine and was a 2000 model.
We loved it too but was a bit noisey.
After the new 6.0 diesel was available
we opted for this newer model.
This is a traveler's dream. We
average about 18mpg overall (includes
intown miles). It is
very comfortable and can get our
entire family and "stuff" in the
vehicle. It also pulls the hound out
of a cattle trailer. Love my
Front captain chairs are like having a
Lazy-Boy on wheels. No problem
keeping it cool, even in Texas
summers. Better mileage than lots of
SUV's. Get a diesel..too big for gas
engine. Great ride.
Too much wind noise. Needs better
fit. That is only complaint but wind
noise is no worse than most other
vehicles have owned.