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2000 Ford Excursion

2000 Ford Excursion

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Excursion: King of SUVs

by from Chicago on May 17, 2011

Folks, if you're looking for a work-horse SUV that can carry 9 passengers AND tow an RV or horse trailer -- you're gonna have to find yourself a used Ford Excursion. There is nothing else on the road...
Folks, if you're looking for a work-horse SUV that can carry 9 passengers AND tow an RV or horse trailer -- you're gonna have to find yourself a used Ford Excursion. There is nothing else on the road that can do what this beast of a truck can do. Equipped with the right engine and final drive ratio, this puppy can yank 11,000 pounds worth of trailer, while coddling your 8 passenger friends. The last Excursion was built in 2005, and low mileage ones are rare. Opt for the 7.3L diesel or 6.8L V10 -- the 6.0L diesel is a disaster waiting to happen, and the 5.4L V8 doesn't have the moxie to movie this 6,200 lb truck around. Forget about new Chevy's -- their 3/4 ton Suburban can't match the tow rating or roominess, and it's not available with a diesel engine. And Dodge? Huh. They don't make anything close. (Oh, yeah, forget Land Rover, Toyota, Mitsu, too).
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Bought Another!!!

by from Phoenix, AZ on March 31, 2010

Bought my first Ford Excursion in 2001 Brand New! In 2005, because of the gas prices, I bought a brand new Ford Focus...but had to have another Ford Excursion!
Bought my first Ford Excursion in 2001 Brand New! In 2005, because of the gas prices, I bought a brand new Ford Focus...but had to have another Ford Excursion!
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Great Used Car Value

by from Boise, ID on May 15, 2007

Pros: plenty of room in all 8 seats. I'm 6'5" and I fit comfortably in the third row. Comfortable on long trips. Pulls anything (V-10).Plenty of storage. Extra Large. Bigger and better built that Subu...
Pros: plenty of room in all 8 seats. I'm 6'5" and I fit comfortably in the third row. Comfortable on long trips. Pulls anything (V-10).Plenty of storage. Extra Large. Bigger and better built that Suburban. Cons: Extra Large. Gas Mileage (ll ish around town, 13 hwy). However, buy one used for less than $15k and it will take a lot of miles to make up the $30k you saved off of the original price.
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Great Family Weekend Vechicle

by from DENVER, CO on October 26, 2007

This is among the best vechicles I have ever owned. Pulls anything possible!! And seats 8 people. Great vechicle for camping!!!
This is among the best vechicles I have ever owned. Pulls anything possible!! And seats 8 people. Great vechicle for camping!!!
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heavy hauler

by from NW New Jersey on July 21, 2011

Over all this is a very good truck. I bought it to pull a 24 1/2 boat, totaling about 9000 lb's, and it does it very well. When considering one, check the bolts for the exhaust manifold to the heads a...
Over all this is a very good truck. I bought it to pull a 24 1/2 boat, totaling about 9000 lb's, and it does it very well. When considering one, check the bolts for the exhaust manifold to the heads as they rust out and break. Very expensive to fix.
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owner of car dealership

by from Los Angeles, CA. on July 11, 2013

I bought this truck for only two reasons. The safety of my 2 year old boy, and towing. I never expected this truck to be perfectly reliable. It has beaten any vehicle I have purchased in my life from ...
I bought this truck for only two reasons. The safety of my 2 year old boy, and towing. I never expected this truck to be perfectly reliable. It has beaten any vehicle I have purchased in my life from a Toyota, Honda, Mercedes, BMW, or a Jaguar. I mean this with all my heart. I am a Chrysler fanatic and loath Fords or Chevys. This SUV was larger and safer than the Dodges I looked at. The only thing that has broken, and still is, are the combination locks for the doors. Big deal, after a monster like this has not cost a dime for anything since it was new. Sorry Chevy lovers.....this truck beats the heck out of your rotting Suburbans that are pure rubbish.
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The Tank

by from N.J. on December 29, 2015

Would NEVER get rid on mine.Even when gas was almost $5.00 a gallon ,maxed out my gas cards,it was never leaving my side.Like driving in a steel box.The only way that you can get injured is if you get...
Would NEVER get rid on mine.Even when gas was almost $5.00 a gallon ,maxed out my gas cards,it was never leaving my side.Like driving in a steel box.The only way that you can get injured is if you get t-boned.Pitty the poor driver of anything smaller that comes in contact with you.My 2000 has 148,000 miles and is still running strong.Just do the regular service and go.The only downfall is going to the store and those small parking spaces.Park far away from the door.I'll keep mine till its on its last breath,bury it and look for another Excursion.When you fill up that 44 gallon fuel tank you do get alot of dirty looks from people with there matchbox sized cars.They fill up for $20 and you fill up for $120.You use $20 just to start that Ford.Like I say I fell so safe and serure in that tank with my family thats the main reason I wont drive anything else.I also had a 1985 Ford Bronco with the 351 High Output 4 Barrel Carb.It too was a tank and I kept it till it the end.
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Best Rig Yet!

by from Alexandria, VA / D.C. area on February 12, 2015

I've owned 2 higher end Suburban’s, one with the 5.7L V8, and currently one with the 5.3L V8. I bought them for hauling the family, work, towing.... Basically all around use. The first one wasn't bad,...
I've owned 2 higher end Suburban’s, one with the 5.7L V8, and currently one with the 5.3L V8. I bought them for hauling the family, work, towing.... Basically all around use. The first one wasn't bad, but the second one has done nothing but sit in the shop, getting repaired, and it only has 90,000 miles. I don't abuse my vehicles by any means, so don't start thinking that. This rig on the other hand, WOAH-NELLY!! This thing is phenomenal! Plenty of room for 8 full size adults (I’m 6'2" and fit perfectly in the third row) plus two 90lbs dogs, and then some. The interior doesn't feel cheap and is very comfortable. The seats all but reach arms around you to give you a nice, warm hug. The ride is excellent. It still feels like a truck, but still very comfortable. The towing capability is un-real! Just hauled a 2012 Grand Caravan plus a 1700lbs trailer, and this bad boy didn't even flinch. I have the 6.8L V10 and it kept speed with no problem. Uphill, downhill, didn't matter. 10mpg throughout the trip, but for a rig this big towing around 8k worth of weight..... Awesome! Around town it does about 10-12 depending on traffic, but with living in the DC area, the extra size and security is well worth the mileage. As for dependability, I haven't had an issue yet. 132,000 on the odometer and it's still running like new. I HIGHLY recommend this vehicle for those that are looking for a large, dependable, heavy duty SUV. Just remember though, even though this thing still gets good mileage for it's size (better than both my Suburban’s), it's still no Prius. You don't buy this thing for the gas mileage.
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This truck is great! I would own two if needed!

by from St. Clair, MI on October 30, 2014

Excellent vehicle, bought it as a family vehicle for our family of 6 and a dog. My wife primarily drives it, I use it for hauling my car trailer once or twice a month. Hauls anything with ease, stops ...
Excellent vehicle, bought it as a family vehicle for our family of 6 and a dog. My wife primarily drives it, I use it for hauling my car trailer once or twice a month. Hauls anything with ease, stops trailers with no electric brakes, with ease! We have had it for over 4 years now, bought it with 122K on it and now it has 163K on it, then only thing I have done is brakes and shocks. Runs great every time. Tons of room, very comfortable on trips, I could go on and on. I just bought a new Dodge Journey with 3 row seating, but we still like to take this everywhere on the weekends, just so much more room, and more comfortable. The gas mileage is nowhere near as bad as everybody thinks it is. Any 3/4 ton truck, suburbans included does not see much more than 12 to 13 mpg, PERIOD! And this truck is no exception, only it is hauling far more weight than everyones beloved Suburbans, and it yields me 12 to 15 mpg on the highway empty, and about 9.5 to 11 pulling the fully loaded trailer. Definitely an irreplaceable vehicle. I will keep this one as long as possible. Ours is a 2000 Limited with the 6.8L V10, 4x4, Heavy Tow package with 4.30 gears, and oversized off road tires. It simply does anything you require it to, we haul a fully loaded car trailer with a Bronco on it to the Sand dunes, unload, run the Excursion around in the dunes, up and down hills, through water, etc... then load everything back up, and haul it all home, with no issues or hesitations. GREAT TRUCK, wish they still built some version of it.
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AWESOME - Have 5 of them!!!!!

by from Menlo Park, CA on October 18, 2011

Bought two the forst year, 2000 they are personal vehicles - have had no problem. Bouth third in 2003 for work and it has been great BUT with teh V10 gets less mileage. Bought 2 more the last yeart of...
Bought two the forst year, 2000 they are personal vehicles - have had no problem. Bouth third in 2003 for work and it has been great BUT with teh V10 gets less mileage. Bought 2 more the last yeart of production and they are for both work and for home use. Have probably driven a total of 250K miles between all of them. Love my Vette and my Viper, but I take the Big "E" out most of the time!!!! have a family that loves it as well.
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