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To sell or not to sell?

I understand this is probably the absolute worst place to get this advice lol

To sell or not to sell my White 2002 Excursion 7.3 4 x 4 Limited with 92k miles?

I have had the truck since 2010 and it has been perfect. I'm thinking of offloading it before it hits 100k miles. I have had an autotrader on it up for about 6 months with about 200 calls, texts, and emails. I just can't bring myself to sell it yet but I can see the demand is there... obviously. I wouldn't have made the ad without wanting to sell it.

I use it primarily for daily driving, trips with family (1 daughter, wife, and labradors), occassional towing. I would LOVE to get into a new 6.7 for many reasons. I would like something more refined to drive on a daily basis, a bit more power without the need for a programmer and an option to goose neck towing.

My asking price is $25k.

What say you?

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Just out of curiosity, are people offering the asking price and you're not selling it? If so, I'd remove the ad till you decide what you want to do. I'd be a little upset if as a buyer I agreed on the price and you decided not to sell. That being said, depending on your location I think you might get that price. Down here in South Florida rust free low mileage 7.3s still go for big money. I have a 2001 91k mile CC SB 4x4 Lariat in perfect condition, and my father has a 2001 36k mile Excursion that we get a lot of attention with from people who want to buy it. I personally wouldn't sell a reliable low mileage truck for a very complex $60k new truck, but if you do I hope you get $25k. That will make the value of mine go up.

2001 F-250 CC SB 4x4 Off-Road w/ 88k miles on the 7.3. 4" lift on 35" BFGs. All synthetic fluids (Amsoil & Schaeffer's)
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2001 Excursion Limited
Only 55k miles on the 7.3
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To sell or not to sell?

At 100k its just breaking in. If it is in great shape, you're looking at a truck that will last 3 to 400k with proper maintenance.


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I've already paid for the ad on autotrader full up... meaning it stays up permanently until it sells. I won't sell it for anything less than the asking price because it's a sellers market, especially on the west coast with big families in Utah, Wyoming, etc looking to buy it. I'm also not jerking anyone around, most of the time I just explain to them that I am trying to buy another vehicle to daily drive before I entertain offers... which is true.

I think it would be wise to sell it now before the interior, exterior get worn down and any of the suspension/engine need basic maintenance. 7.3 Excusions under 100k are few and far between so I figured I'd get your input since I am 8k before hitting the 100k mark.

Pros: The truck is paid off, can tow anything, has been the most reliable/practical vehicle I have ever owned and the resale value is high

Cons: It can't tow a gooseneck. I am in the market for a horse trailer and car trailer and would like that option when I go to buy one. Ultimately, just think I am bored with it.

Everywhere I go, people really do comment on how well I've taken care of it and how great the 7.3 is, which I 100% agree with. Just in a confused state right now.
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I've already paid for the ad on autotrader full up... meaning it stays up permanently until it sells. I won't sell it for anything less than the asking price because it's a sellers market, especially on the west coast with big families in Utah, Wyoming, etc looking to buy it. I'm also not jerking anyone around, most of the time I just explain to them that I am trying to buy another vehicle to daily drive before I entertain offers... which is true.

I think it would be wise to sell it now before the interior, exterior get worn down and any of the suspension/engine need basic maintenance. 7.3 Excusions under 100k are few and far between so I figured I'd get your input since I am 8k before hitting the 100k mark.

Pros: The truck is paid off, can tow anything, has been the most reliable/practical vehicle I have ever owned and the resale value is high

Cons: It can't tow a gooseneck. I am in the market for a horse trailer and car trailer and would like that option when I go to buy one. Ultimately, just think I am bored with it.

Everywhere I go, people really do comment on how well I've taken care of it and how great the 7.3 is, which I 100% agree with. Just in a confused state right now.
If you want the best of both worlds, sell it and find yourself a nice low mileage 7.3 Crew Cab that you can hook that gooseneck up to. There are still some nice ones around in prime shape. Mine's a low mileage example in almost new condition, but Im not selling. Best of luck to you either way. Maybe these pics will help keep you in a 7.3...


2001 F-250 CC SB 4x4 Off-Road w/ 88k miles on the 7.3. 4" lift on 35" BFGs. All synthetic fluids (Amsoil & Schaeffer's)
S&B intake, 4" turbo-back straight-pipe, 6.0 trans cooler, Dieselsite coolant filter w/ Delo ELC, Isspro gauges, Mag Hy-Tec diff cover
2012 tailgate, rear bumper, and tailights

2001 Excursion Limited
Only 55k miles on the 7.3
Bone stock
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