2003 Ford Excursion Consumer Review: Long Live the Beast

2003 Ford Excursion - Consumer Review

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Long Live the Beast
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2003 Ford Excursion Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


We bought our 2003 Excursion Limited 6.0 diesel new in September 2003. It does double duty as the company truck and the family hauler. We tow our 34' 10,000 lb trailer on long family vacations. Estimate that we have towed the travel trailer at least 30,000 miles since 2003. Everybody is comfortable on long road trips and we have plenty of room left over. We did one ski trip to Colorado with only the truck and 6 people (and all equipment) on board. Went 75 mph and got over 18 mpg for the trip. Truck is very stable in slippery conditions. It is a bit clumsy around town, but heck--it is a truck. Too bad we may never see such a vehicle sold for the American family again.

Best Features

Diesel engine Towing capability Cargo room Comfort on a long trip Fuel efficiency for its size

Worst Features

Air suspension Improved suspension travel
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