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16K Mile 2003 Ford Excursion Limited Fetches Big Money At Auction

The Ford Excursion is easily one of the most beloved vehicles in recent history, garnering its fair share of fans due to the fact that it’s an enormous people hauler that’s also highly capable in terms of towing and hauling. The Ford Super Duty-based Excursion was also a bit of a proverbial candle in the wind, coming along for a few model years and then disappearing into the night, mostly due to environmentalists and rising gas prices. Regardless, that combination of factors has nice, used examples like this 2003 Ford Excursion going for big bucks – in this case, a whopping $100k on Bring a Trailer.

That’s a lot of dough to pay for a 2003 Ford Excursion, or any nearly 20-year-old SUV, for that matter, but such is the world we live in. Older SUVs command big bucks these days, and that’s especially true of the beloved Excursion. This ’03 model is, at the very least, possibly the nicest one in existence, as it has just 16k original miles showing on the odometer. But is it really worth as much as a brand new Lincoln Navigator Black Label L?

Probably not, but we suppose that for someone who needs to tow heavy trailers all the time that also has a family that would make the Brady Bunch proud, there aren’t many other suitable alternatives out there. This Excursion is powered by Ford’s beloved 7.3L Power Stroke diesel, which is obviously a good thing, given its reputation for making reliable power. It’s also a Limited-trimmed SUV, so it has a beige leather interior, heated front seats, automatic climate control, a rear-seat entertainment system, and other nice amenities.

Whether or not that makes this giant SUV worth six figures, well, we can’t say. But at least one person thought so, and they promptly dished out that incredible sum of money to bring this supremely nice Excursion home. And in the world of collector car auctions, that’s all it takes to reset the market.

We’ll have more cool auction finds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Excursion news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. F-150.Prius

    Ford discontinued the Excursion because it wasn’t selling enough units … it became an instant cult car.
    I bought a Limited in black like this one new in 2005 (6.0 diesel 4×4.) Drove it 150K+ trouble-free miles (despite the 6.0 being infamously unreliable, if you maintain it and bulletproof known weaknesses, it won’t quit.) Towed a 10K triple axle trailer. Mounted a custom winch and front bumper. Nowhere near as nice, but clean and mechanically sound. Paid $50K new. Sold it for $30K and several friends still complain that I didn’t even call them to let them know I was selling.

    1. Thurston Munn

      Had a 2002 with 7.3. It was also a beast but a great people hauler too. 315K trouble free miles before trading it off

  2. philip tilley

    What’s happened to the new model that was due last year, F ford could bring back the Excursion, Flex, MKT and Crown Vic tomorrow. and what about the Mustang with a boot and station wagon, all Electric,

  3. Charles Brown

    My 2004 Limited has 280,000 miles on , I just made a 3000 mile run round trip to New York running between 70 and 90 mph, my 6.0 diesel got an average of 20 mpg p in half a dozen though I got caught up in half a dozen traffic jams. I had the bullet proofing done at 200,000 miles on the odometer. I will never trade my Excursion for a newer suv because they are not nearly as good or reliable as my Excursion nor will I ever think of buying the new totally unreliable electric junk, I have seen and heard of too many of them blowing up and burning

  4. Drew

    I bought a 2002 Excursion 4×4 Limited w/ 7.3L in Texas (in 2014). It’s still rustree and a joy to drive. They really are great trucks. I would have a hard time parting with it but I guess everything has a price. It’s pitiful that people have the nerve to compare them to a Suburban.


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