2000 Ford Excursion Limited (4WD) – Ford did an excellent job on this vehicle. It rides impressively well for a three-quarter ton truck. It is capable of carrying an enormous amount of cargo. Six people and their baggage can travel in supreme comfort; eight or nine people can be belted in when necessary. Best of all, the Excursion provides an exceedingly stable platform for pulling trailers of up to 10,000 pounds. Based on Ford’s new Super Duty F-Series pickup trucks, the 2000 Excursion is more than seven inches longer than the Chevy Suburban, the former SUV heavyweight. Inside is a comfortable interior. It doesn’t matter whether you’re sitting in the front seats, second row or third row, all of the seats off generous legroom, headroom and elbow room. The dash is attractive and well-designed and all of the controls are easy to find and operate. The Excursion comes with a nicely designed interior. The seats are comfortable and, unlike the Ford Expedition, there’s lots of legroom and headroom in the Excursion whether you’re in a first-, second- or third-row seat. Six adults can ride in comfort with 48 cubic feet of cargo space left behind them. For shorter trips, like going to a restaurant, the Excursion can seat eight people — or nine if you order the front bench instead of the bucket seats. Cruising along in an Excursion gives you a secure feeling. It’s smooth and quiet. The V10 is a delightful engine. It produces 310 horsepower and can propel the Excursion along the Interstate at high rates of speed. The V10 generates a very impressive 425 foot-pounds of torque at 3250 rpm. Tell someone you’ve got a V10 and they think you’re driving a rocket. But an Excursion 4×4 weighs about 7,200-pounds, so its acceleration performance at high altitudes seems no better than an Explorer or Expedition. Still, it had no trouble passing other vehicles on two-lane roads near Yellowstone. It’s rock solid at 97 mph where a governor keeps you from going any faster. The EPA doesn’t even rate trucks this big, but you should expect fuel economy in the 10-12 mpg range and we’ve seen 14 mpg on the highway.
This Excursion Limited was purchased new here in TX in 2000 and that is where it’s story gets interesting. Instead of being purchased and driven excessively like most, this beauty was left at the wealthy owner’s ranch. It was only used to run errands on an around the ranch and therefore has seen less than 25k miles of use from new. It was well maintained but the occasional off-road use did produce some small dents and scratches. After all, even though the miles are lower than any other you will find, it is almost a 20 year old vehicle. Although this Ford came with a complete seat cover kit, there is some minor seat wear showing. The owner passed the Excursion down to his nephew who made the decision to install a new lift and larger rims and tires in early 2016. Upon arrival to our dealership, we performed and full service on the Excursion and mounted a light bar the bottom of the custom roof rack. The US auto manufacturers are no longer producing any SUVs in this size with all these features. Even if they did, you can be assured they would cost over $80k. So, the opportunity to buy a fully loaded SUV for under $20k is an opportunity we feel shouldn’t be ignored. A complete list of features and options include; Triton V10 Powerplant, Auto, 4×4, A/C, Airbags, ABS Brakes, Factory AM/FM/Cassette, Center Console Storage, Cruise Control, Cloth Floormats, Chrome Bumpers, Chrome Grill, Leather, Overhead Console, Power Window/Locks/Mirrors, Power Rear Vent Windows, Rear Park Assist, Roof Rack, Running Boards, Tilt Steering, Tinted Windows, Tow Package, Woodgrain Interior Trim, Light Bar, Lift, 20″Hostile Rims, & Firestone Destination M/T 35×12.5 R20LT Tires! You will not find a lower mileage, better running, full-sized, rust-free SUV capable of handing any task you can think of! Don’t let this one get away and contact us today to become an owner.