Triton V10 Limo: 2003 Ford Excursion XLT 4X4
The Ford Excursion was only sold for a single generation from 2000 through 2006. It was a full sized heavy duty Class 2 SUV built on Ford’s F250 Super Duty platform and a direct competitor to GM’s Suburban SUV. The Suburban survived the early 2000s gas price crisis and the 2008 carpocalypse, but the Excursion went into the history books and the used car lots around the planet. Today we’ve got an Excursion that isn’t just the mean (and not at all green) Triton V10 powered version, but it is also 4X4 and converted into a limousine setup. Find this 2003 Ford Excursion XLT V10 Limo bidding for $5,100 in Binghampton, NY via carsandbids.com.
From the seller:
THIS… is a 2003 Ford Excursion XLT 4×4, finished in white with a gray and black interior.
The odometer currently indicates approximately 101,100 miles.
This Excursion has been modified for limousine service, and features a number of changes including a cockpit/cabin partition with powered viewing porthole, custom rear “J” seating, a wet bar, an audio/video console with DVD player, Pioneer speakers, mood lighting, wood flooring, dual exhaust, and more.
The attached Carfax history report indicates no accidents or mileage discrepancies. It also shows this Excursion has been registered as a taxi vehicle since December 2002, indicating the limousine conversion was likely performed when the truck was new.
Equipment includes 16-inch wheels, class 4 towing provisions, a 44-gallon fuel tank, a roof rack with cross bars, leather upholstery, and more as detailed below.
Released for the 2000 model year, the Excursion still stands proud as the only series-produced SUV that manages to make a Chevrolet Suburban look a bit small-boned. It was based on the F-250 Super Duty pickup, as its front end suggested, so it could comfortably carry nine passengers and their gear while towing a Tahoe to Lake Tahoe. Production ended after the 2005 model year.
Power comes from a 6.8-liter “Triton” V10, which produces 310 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque. Output is sent to the rear or all four wheels through a 4-speed automatic transmission and 2-speed transfer case with Control Trac Shift-on-the-Fly capability. Ford pegged the V10-powered Excursion’s maximum towing capacity at 10,000 pounds in 2000.
A build sheet is provided in the photo gallery, and a partial list of notable equipment is shown below:
3.73:1 rear axle ratio
Class 4 towing provisions
Lighted running boards
44-gallon fuel tank
Roof rack with crossbars
Front recovery points
Power-adjustable front seats
Power windows, locks, and mirrors
Cockpit/cabin partition with powered viewing porthole
Custom “J” seating, with extra jump seat at right rear door
Custom cabin upholstery and headliner
Wet bar at right rear of cabin
Ice box (non-refrigerated) with drain to exterior
Audio/video console with DVD player mounted just forward and under wet bar area, with additional remote DVD player mounted under dash
Pioneer speakers mounted in headliner
The selling dealer reports the truck has been repainted at some point, though the Carfax history report indicates no accidents or damages.
Some rust streaking on right corner of rear bumper
Some rust inside fuel filler door
Scratches and worn finish on wheels
Cracked leather on driver’s seat
Some stains on rear headliner
Some rust in engine bay and on underbody
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Reminds me of when I lived on the upper east side of Manhattan. After school let out there were all these stretch limos cruising the neighborhood. Every so often one would stop and there would be a dozen middle school boys sitting on the floor in back with their school ties worn as headbands (because they would get in trouble if they were caught not wearing a tie on the way home) like lord of the flies in a stretch town car.
I mentioned it to a woman that had a candy store/newsstand when one of the boys came in and she said that the driver was ex Mossad and carried a machine gun.
I think she exaggerated , maybe an Israeli paratrooper.
But do you have time in your life for the fuel stops?
V-10 + 8 MPG x 44 Gallons = X
Solve for X
Answer: 26 minutes to fill (or infinity if you forget to turn off the vehicle while filling)
I’ve owned 3 Excursions. Two 2000s and a 2001.
I’ve gotten 11-14 mpg on each. The 2000 2WD doesn’t get much better (our current daily driver).
Over the past 20 years I’ve paid just shy of $8,900. in maintenance and put over 200,000 miles on them, combined.
It does take me a while to fill the 40 gallon tank at the station. Gives me time to wash the windows, check the oil and other fluids.
Low gas mileage is how I got all of them so cheaply. Bought every single one during a gas crunch. Paid only $6K for one, and $5.5K for another. The other one I got for $21.5K, less than 2 years old, less than 30K miles (prior owners were getting a Denali.
My cost per mile has been awesome. It’s why we kept buying them (for our business). They are workhorses
You can’t touch a late model Suburban in good shape for 5 or 6 grand. And V-10 Excursions ride quieter– due to the fact that every model had extra sound-proofing for the diesel engines.
-Stan (…yeah… *that* Stan…)
That is one rather uncomfortable looking back seat for a limo.
How to ruin an Excursion in two simple steps. 1. Order it w/a V-10 2. Convert to limo.
We’ve owned 3 Excursions (and still use our white 2000 2WD as our daily driver, just about to change it out).
It’s been one of the best “cross-over” vehicles I’ve ever owned. Use it as a pick-up w/built in cab (8′ x 4′ bed w/the seats folded down) and a massive personnel carrier for when we take family/friends to Wally World (seats 8).
The rest of the time it’s been a local and cross-country tourer for our family and furballs. Great ride, holds a ton of stuff. Sucky mileage but given what I paid for them ($5.5K, $6K, 20K), they’ve cost me less per mile than any decent and safe vehicle I’ve ever owned.
And they tow 10,000 lb loads all day long at 70 mph.
-Stan (…the *other* Stan…)
PS But I agree. I’d never want this as a limo. This truck is much too valuable the way it comes.
It ain’t the Hamptons, it’s decidedly lower class. It’s Binghamton.