2000 Ford Excursion Reviews

2000 Ford Excursion Limited V10 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission V10 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles

Summary:

A Money Pit

Faults:

Threw an engine bearing at 102000 miles. That was $6000.

Front window leaked, had to reseal.

Rear window washer hose disconnected and pumped washer fluid all over the place.

Had to replace all 4 brakes/rotors at 102000 miles. $1000.

Driver's front seat heater is inoperative.

General Comments:

Will not buy another 2000 Excursion. Might consider a 2005 diesel. Read the forums on the common problems, and you will have them too.

Leaky front window, V10 blown, rear window washer line, very heavy vehicle - is hard on brake pads, front seat heaters burn out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th October, 2011

2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.2L turbo diesel from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 7.2L turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carChrysler PT Cruiser

Summary:

Wouldn't trade it for anything in the world except for another one

Faults:

Since November of 08, this car has been in the shop at least once a month.

Had a massive oil leak, seals had failed.

Diesel leak, gasket had failed.

Transmission fluid leak, seal had failed.

Alternator failed.

Batteries failed.

Power steering fluid leak.

Thermostat failed.

I don't blame Ford or the car for these issues, the truck had 92,000 miles on it upon purchase and I beat on it pretty hard from June to August; these have just been aggravating annoyances that come with vehicle ownership.

General Comments:

For the size of this vehicle it handles like a dream, very quick turning, braking and accelerating.

Towed extensively with it for two months, had no problems towing. The truck pulled the 28' auto trailer like it wasn't even their. Through the sizzling heat of the south to the mountains of Colorado, the truck never seemed to show even a hint of stress.

The cabin is very open and comfortable; with the back seat removed and the mid cabin seats folded down, you can fit a mattress in their for those long hauls.

After driving this vehicle, I cannot see myself ever downgrading to something smaller or going back to a gasoline engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2009

2000 Ford Excursion LX V10 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission V10 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired119000 miles
Most recent distance139000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Suburban

Summary:

I wish Ford still manufactured them

Faults:

The door plungers won't operate by the switch.

General Comments:

This is a comfortable vehicle for a family of seven.

The fuel mileage isn't as bad as everyone says.

I live in a mountainous region in Northern California. My Excursion has a 6" lift with 35x12.50x17.tires, and handles corners like sports car!

I have the V-10, so I purchased a Hyper-tech system and had the dealer reprogram the shift pattern and fuel grade. I also added a 3" cat-back exhaust system with a flow-master and the mpg shot from 9-10 to nearly 14 mpg on average! And yes, the tire size was factored in. This was calculated by dividing actual miles traveled by gallons of fuel used. Not by using the on-board computer (I don't trust those things), and the total cost for upgrades was under $800!.

I owned a 1997 Chevy Suburban prior to my Excursion, and got the same mpg without the curb appeal or power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2008

2000 Ford Excursion Xlt V10 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission V10 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

Nice Truck, but if your towing get the diesel

Faults:

Nothing really. I did have the knob come off the headlight switch. was 4 bucks at the local dealer. The power door lock on the passenger side wouldn't go up or down. The driver side window would work when it wanted too. The power mirror on the pass side would sag down.

But Nothing Bad, Mostly stuff you would expect from a use high mileage truck.

General Comments:

This was a really nice truck. It would be perfect for a large family that need to travel. Got OK mileage for a big V10 (around 12 intown and 15 on highway) But when pulling a trailer!!!With a overdrive off This TRUCK WILL DRINK GAS you won't get better that 6 mph pulling. So if you looking to pull get the diesel.

Other than that it drove nice and really impressed me for a High mileage use truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2007

2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3 turbo diesel from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 7.3 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carChevrolet C20

Summary:

Outstanding performer in its class

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This truck was designed and marketed as a long distance cruiser / tow vehicle that will accommodate up to 6 people and their luggage in comfort.

The vehicle has delivered reliable service and performance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2005

2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3 turbo diesel from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 7.3 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance49964 miles
Previous carIsuzu Trooper

Summary:

The baddest, fastest, Excursion 4x4 TD Economy car around!

Faults:

Water pump started to leak a few days after I got it, but, because it was just replaced a week before I got it, it was replaced at no charge... no problems since.

General Comments:

My Excursion 4x4 Limited turbo diesel is the baddest around! With me Airraid intake, Magnaflow 4" exhaust, and Quadzilla 4 bank chip I am the king of all I trample over. Got Diesel? I get 18 miles per gallon city and 22+ highway in chip mode. Plus with fuel prices rising above the $2.00 mark I only pay $1.65 a gallon for diesel. Got Speed? My 0-60 is in the kick azz range. Got power? With my upgrades I have over 400 horsepower and 700 torque. Catch me if you can! I have a 93 MR2 turbo also and I hardly use it because I get better gas mileage in the Excursion, my Eco car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2003

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 6 reviews