2002 Ford Excursion Reviews

2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L gasoline from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 7.3L gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance47000 miles
Previous carLand Rover Discovery

Summary:

BUY NOW-Great deal while gas prices are high!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with this truck. It's huge! It has a lot of 'slop' in the steering, like a Lincoln Town Car, but that's a good thing because if it had 'deft/sport-like' handling you'd flip your wrist and have 18 feet of vehicle encroaching the other lane!

People say these get terrible gas mileage, but I get 13.7 on the freeway, and about 12.5 around town. That's better than a Hummer! It has major torque and even doing 80 mph, never turns more than 2200 rpms!-Engine wear-not likely!

The interior amount of lights (especially the awesome reading lamps for the two rear seats), the multiple cigarette lighter plugs, and copious amounts of drink holders all make this truck very convenient for driver and passengers alike.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2005

15th Dec 2005, 10:53

In any case, they've been discontinued by Ford, so the selection is limited to whatever you can find at a used car lot, someone's front yard or remaining stocks and wherever that may be. That's probably not a bad thing, either.

2002 Ford Excursion Ltd 7.3L from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 7.3L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired58685 miles
Most recent distance59100 miles
Previous carFord Expedition

Summary:

I may have only owned my Excursion a short time, but, I know it will be no disappointment

Faults:

No problems. I realize the car is new to me, but I was able to obtain a repair history report from the dealer I bought it from. The original owner purchased it at the same dealer, and had all the services performed there. I am a auto repair technican with over 11 years experience. During this time i've worked as a diesel technican also, and can verify that if routine maintenance is performed the 7.3L engine is well worth the cost over the gas engine option.

General Comments:

People need to realize that not all of us have 1-2 kids, a little ankle bitter, and enjoy staying at home, or in hotels. I have a family of 6 and NEED the room! We traded up from a 2003 Expedition, good vehicle, but for us, too small. Someone said that on the Ford website there was no mpg rating for the Excursion. That is because, if a vehicle is over a certain GVWR, then it dose not have to list average fuel ratings. Our Expedition averaged 15-16mpg in a good mix of city/highway driving. On trips it was more like 19-20mpg. these are numbers without a trailer. Anything in those ranges with the Excurson is fine with me. The added room is worth more at the pump to us. If the diesel gets 18+, all the better. I also own a 2003 F-350 4X4 crew cab dually. It has the 7.3L also. I ordered it new with a manual trans.. It has a 4.30:1 gear ratio, and I get 18-19mpg unloaded with that. Lets see a gas job beat that.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2005

25th May 2010, 11:25

You need the room of a giant SUV? Wouldn't a minivan do the job better and at better fuel efficiency?

9th Jan 2012, 06:41

But not everyone wants to drive a minivan. I know I don't.

9th Jan 2012, 16:23

A full-size SUV like the Excursion or Suburban is a lot roomier than a mini-van (even the larger modern ones). And like the last commentor wrote, I wouldn't be caught dead driving a mini-van, they are the epitome of boring automobiles. I would take a full-size station wagon from the 70's-90's any day over a van. It is a mystery to me why anyone would rather drive a gawd-awful mini-van than a large station wagon, but then a lot of things about the modern auto market baffle me.

20th Jul 2012, 16:07

Not to mention minivans tend to be complete piles of garbage, and are next to impossible to work on.

2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L V10 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 7.3L V10 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired138 miles
Most recent distance48147 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

It is my favorite vehicle I have ever owned

Faults:

We had to have the transmission rebuilt after only having it a few months.

General Comments:

It needs better dome lighting, it doesn't line up good with front seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2004

30th Nov 2004, 04:18

There was no 7.3 V-10 manual - a 7.3 diesel auto V-8 and a 6.8 gas V-10. Whichever one you meant - both great motors in many ways.

2002 Ford Excursion Limited V10 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V10 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance16000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram

Summary:

Exactly what I expected and more, a welcome behemeth

Faults:

I am very happy with our new Ford Excursion. We have not had any trouble with the vehicle at all.

General Comments:

I went from a 1995 Ford F150, to a new 1999 Chevrolet Silverado, and could not believe the difference in the quality and reliability. Chevrolet really let me down, across the board, from the CD player, to switches, anti lock brake controller, pinion gear in the drive train, upholstery, even the battery had to be replaced twice... not because it wasn't working, but because it split down the side, all on its own. At 52000 miles, I gave it back. I thought I would give Chrysler a try... 2002 Ram 1500 4x4, 360, 10MPG!! I am back to Ford to stay, I'm sorry I left... very sorry.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2003

13th May 2010, 11:12

You have been buying gas guzzlers. Why the surprise for the low mpg's???

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 4 reviews