2003 Ford Excursion Reviews

2003 Ford Excursion diesel from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission diesel Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired1000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carFord F250 Super Duty

Summary:

This is the most unreliable car that I have ever owned.

Faults:

The car will begin systematically turning off. First, the radio, DVD player will cut off. Then you gradually lose the air conditioning, control panel, power windows, and lights. Finally, the entire car will just turn off. This has been happening since we bought the car in 2004.

General Comments:

We would never purchase another Excursion. This particular car was actually a replacement for an Excursion that we purchased in early 2004, as this previous car was constantly in the repair shop for similar problems. although our dealer has been very helpful and sympathetic, we really prefer our Chevrolet Suburban. With a family of five active people, we truly value safety and reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th July, 2005

10th Jul 2005, 17:39

Start adding DVD and/or high powered radios, accessories and your electrical system... the battery, alternator may not be up to the added drain... especially if you park and allow a deep discharge.

2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0 turbo diesel from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 6.0 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10800 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Suburban

Summary:

Fast, powerful, safe, workhorse, awesome!

Faults:

Rear air control has a short; sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

General Comments:

More than I expected; amazingly agile considering its size; blows my old suburban away! Not a single complaint.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 2004

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews