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post #1 of 5 Old 06-29-2014, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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2002 Excursion 7.3L Automatic 2wd

2002 Excursion 7.3L Automatic 2wd

I saw an excursion with 260,000 miles online. The many photos show the truck to be in "like new" condition inside and out. It is very clean. The truck is at a used car dealership. They also sell lots of classic cars as well. I googled them and found they have an A rating at the Better Business Bureau. Anyway, they are over 200 miles away. Asking price is $9999. I want to surprise my wife with this truck for her birthday. The miles are kind of high. I want to make sure the truck is safe. There is a garage that specializes in diesel trucks I can take it to have it inspected but only after I buy it and drive it home. What safety issues could a truck with this many miles have besides ball joints, brakes and tires? She used to have a Suburban and sometimes says how she misses it. She's driving the 2002 Crown Victoria Sport now but I think she would rather have an SUV. We also have three children and take at least one long road trip per year.

I wanted an F350 7.3 for myself but I found a 2001 F350 XL 5.4L gasoline with very low miles(60k) for $10,000 so I'm thinking about getting that for myself. We would still have a 7.3 in the family. lol. It's probably a government fleet vehicle. On the other hand I found another f350 7.3 manual transmission with about 237k miles for $7,000. It has a ball hitch in the bed. I guess I want to get my wife and I trucks for under $10k each. That's the limit of my vehicle buying budget. Maybe that's not realistic for two good diesels unless I have a budget for some maintenance items likely to come up with these higher mileage trucks.

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Daniel

update: I found another one(excursion) in Oklahoma! This one with 145k miles! Asking price of around $13,000.00. Maybe a little high for me plus it's a long trip up there from San Antonio, Tx.

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It's hard to find good deals on cream puff trucks, especially excursions, the lower you pay the higher potential the repairs are, if you have the ability take a scan tool with you and do buzz and contribution tests, check the health of the hpop and DC%, it's about like every buying a 7.3 thread, just check the usuals, you should do fine

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It's hard to find good deals on cream puff trucks, especially excursions, the lower you pay the higher potential the repairs are, if you have the ability take a scan tool with you and do buzz and contribution tests, check the health of the hpop and DC%, it's about like every buying a 7.3 thread, just check the usuals, you should do fine

I'm not a fan of the gassers ford has other than the ecoboost and the Windsor power plants that stopped in 96
I'd say you'll need to put aside some cash for repairs....that being said, I purchased a 2000 7.3l Excursion with 10900 miles on it and had to do ball joints, endlinks, shocks, etc.....Just a factor in owning a 14 year old vehicle.

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We purchased ours at 190k, a 2wd 01 ltd. So far, replaced the (original) shocks, and just had the rear end seals blow out. Turns out when it was in an accident, the axle snout was bent on the passenger side just slightly enough to cause it to fail a few k miles later. $3k for that. Carfax said tranny was rebuilt at AAmco at 150k. Just be ready for anything, when we bought our 04 duramax within a year we had to replace the fuel injector pump, 2200. I don't think there's such a thing as buying a 10 year old diesel and not having some expensive repair job in the near future. 260k is a lot of miles, but hey at least it's not a 6.0!
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FWIW, I bought my wife a 2002 2wd Limited 7.3l a few years ago. It had 101k on the clock and paid 12k for it. It was in excellent shape minus needing brakes and a right outer tie rod end. I think you can do better for the money if you keep your eye out.

She loves it and it's a solid road tripper.

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