Should I buy an excursion? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
99-03 Ford Excursion Forum This forum is for topics relating to the Ford Excursion only.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-01-2007, 06:17 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 98
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Should I buy an excursion?

Well I was in the market for a truck and my changed my mind for an excursion, I don't know much about them any help is appreciated, It has to be 4 wheel drive and diesel, thanks snowman
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-01-2007, 06:26 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Silver Lake Or.
Posts: 786
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
It all depends on what you like.I see it like this the excursion are very nice its a four door now look at the crew cab is a four door with a bed.I rest my case.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 04-01-2007, 06:30 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 98
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
She now drives a suburban and loves the room for the kids and dogs, plus it is easier to haul groceries etc. And I want a diesel so this is what we came up with. I know a little bit about the power stroke and figured the 7.3 is the way to go. Are they same frames and trannys as the trucks ? thanks Snowman
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 04-01-2007, 06:32 PM
SMOKE ROLLER

 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: North Augusta, South Carolina
Posts: 1,994
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I agree with Hayman, but if you want to pick somebodys brain about an Excursion send Stump a PM...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 04-01-2007, 06:36 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor

 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 20,276
Thanks: 23
Thanked 20 Times in 11 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Raul@Stealth Automotive
they are the f-350 frames .... i would go with en excursion if i were you.... they look really nice when there lifted...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 04-01-2007, 07:06 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Silver Lake Or.
Posts: 786
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Now you tell me its for the wife & kids hahaha then there is no question go with the Excursion Rescuediver is right also if any buddy knows the stump knows Excursion.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 04-02-2007, 03:47 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 98
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for all the info, Yes is will be used as the family vehicle, some 4 wheeling and some towing, anything I need to watch for in the 99-03 years, thanks. Snowman
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 04-02-2007, 04:06 PM
im fat and ugly


 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Shreveport, LA
Posts: 15,684
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
sorry i missed this snow man, mine is a 6.0 so i dont know much about the 7.3but i love it , i wouldnt trade if for anything, and mines pretty quick for a small bus

here, this may help on yur search What to look for when buying a USED 99-03 PSD
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 04-03-2007, 03:00 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Orange Beach, AL
Posts: 275
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
We went from a Navigator with the 5.4L to a 2WD Ex with the PSD, and what a difference! Pulling boats around is now a breeze that doesn't strain the drivetrain at all.
Around town we get 17.5mpg and hauling we get over 10, which is a LOT better than the gasser.
We chose cloth over leather for comfort reasons, and chose 2WD for R&M reasons. The only thing done so far has been the water separator Orings.
BTW, I have a third seat that's been taken out permanently, so if you find an Ex w/o the third seat, send me a PM and it's yours!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 04-03-2007, 06:54 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Maplewood, MN
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
After spending a few months on Excursion forums and on tds on the Excursion forum figured it was time to start looking for one. Three months later found the 00 with 104K miles black new tires mint and it was $20K out the door, the cheapest one within 100 miles, Nov 03. Figured after putting a 5.8 motor in my wifes 95 Bronco I didn't need to do that again.

Did a couple CPS's the first year, first one was $90. Alternator was replaced two Summers ago, glow plugs were replaced but SES is still on, glow plug relay last Winter, and four door lock actuators. Everything that I've done to the truck I've done myself and the hardest thing to do has to be the darn door lock actuators!

The previous owner put a 100K mile ESP on it with only the head light knob being replaced. At 172K miles the tranny has never been touched and the heads have never left the motor. Average fuel mileage is around 16 with a mix of driving and has gotten as high is 19.5 a few times. It's towed around 18K lbs a few times and although it squats really bad (all original suspension parts) it pulled it fine. Thought about getting a 4x4 stripped down Excursion diesel and turn it into a work vehicle since it averages 3 mpg better than the F250 and has a 44 gallon fuel tank but can't get rid of the F250.

My wife gets mad but I use the Excursion for my roofing business from time to time and it's really comfortable! In the Winter the air compressor fires right up and the heated seats work good. With a set of air bags and some better shocks and leafs it could do very well with the 5K lb empty dump trailer on a daily basis.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors