Upgraded 2000 Ford Excursion Ready to Battle the Worst Conditions

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2000 Ford Excursion

Drivetrain and chassis of this Ford Excursion have been modified, creating an unstoppable family vehicle for any situation.

The Ford Excursion is, without question, the biggest, toughest sport utility vehicle that an American automaker has ever built for public use. Sure, the American General Humvee might beat the Super Duty-based SUV in some situations, but when it comes to actual consumer models, the Excursion is the toughest of them all.

In stock form, a diesel-powered Ford Excursion is a beast of a machine that can shove its way through any situation, but the high-riding 2000 Ford SUV shared to the Ford-Trucks Marketplace by “The Gorilla” has been modified and maintained to perform better than it did when new. Best of all, it is for sale.

2000 Ford Excursion

The Introduction

When the OP first posted his modified 2000 Ford Excursion for sale, he included a lengthy list of information on this Super Duty-based sport utility vehicle. The overview of the vehicle is so long that we will let you read the whole thing yourself, as we have only included some key points below.

Any advice on selling price, marketing, info is welcomed. It’s been great being a small part of ford-trucks forums, and I hope to continue with my F-150.

Below is a copy/paste from my Google doc and I’ll probably put it up on Craigslist later tonight or tomorrow.

I have enjoyed this truck very much for the past several years. I bought it to tow my boat over Snoqualmie Pass 2x/month, and now that I bought a house, I’m selling the boat and I just don’t need a ¾ ton diesel anymore, so I downsized to an F-150. I’ve maintained and repaired this truck as if I would own it forever, but buying a house was too good of an opportunity to pass up.

Specifications & Options
Black over gold/tan; tan leather interior
2000 Ford Excursion Limited, 4WD, 7.3L Powerstroke Diesel
VIN: 1FMSU43FXYEC76734
Build Date: 10/2000
272236mi

Leather seats
Front bucket, mid reclining/sliding bench, rear removable bench seats
Heated seats
Power adjust, heated, manual telescoping tow mirrors
6cd changer in center console
Remote start & locks with 2 remotes & keys

The OP also included a huge spread of pictures along with detail on pretty much everything that he has done to the vehicle over the years, from basic maintenance to performance upgrades.

2000 Ford Excursion

The Pros

There are a great many upsides to this 2000 Ford Excursion, starting with the customized exterior that features a unique front bumper, grille, headlights and a light bar over the windshield, along with beefy wheels and tires. The 7.3-liter diesel engine has been upgraded with a new turbocharger from Riffraff Diesel and an Edge tuning device, while pretty much every aspect of the drivetrain has been through the paces of intense preventative maintenance.

2000 Ford Excursion

The Excursion looks good on the outside and with all of the repairs and maintenance work done over the past few years, this rig should be running strong for years to come.

2000 Ford Excursion

The Cons

There are three downsides to this Ford Excursion, two of which are fairly easy to overlook.

First, there are some dents and dings on the body, but this is a 19-year old SUV based on a heavy duty truck, so some dents are to be expected.

Second, the driver’s seat skin is ripped, but that is purely an aesthetic issue and it can be easily fixed with a new seat skin, or a cover from the local parts store if you aren’t worried about the appearance.

2000 Ford Excursion

Finally, the biggest problem that some people will have with this 2000 Excursion is the price. The OP currently has it listed for $14,000 and while the details show that it is worth every cent, it is still a hard-sell for an SUV that is 19 years old with almost 273,000 miles on the odometer.

Fortunately, the seller knows the real value of his Excursion and he clearly knows that it will take a certain type of buyer to see the beauty of the deal here. If you are one of those people who wants a huge SUV to carry you and the family through the roughest conditions, this 2000 Excursion might fit perfectly in your driveway.

2000 Ford Excursion

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