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2008 Ford Taurus X Wagon - Consumer Reviews

2008 Ford Taurus X Wagon

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Love the car, hate the repair costs
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By carissa2
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2008 Ford Taurus X Wagon SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I have owned this car for a month, just noticed it was leaking antifreeze so I took it in to verify my suspicions. Sure enough it needs a new water pump, unfortunately in this engine it is driven off of the timing chain. Resulting in very high labor charges of over $1k.


Best Features

I love sitting up higher and it handles great in the snow. I am 6 ft tall and find this car to be very roomy for me.


Worst Features

It is obvious the people who design these engines don't have to repair them. Really $1400 to replace a water pump, come on. This should be a normal maintenance item not something you have to take a loan out to fix.


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2008 TaurusX
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By JRNFL
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2008 Ford Taurus X Wagon Eddie Bauer 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Before I got serious about my car shopping, I'd never heard of the TaurusX and I swore I would never own a Ford. The TX changed my mind and I got a great deal in 2009 on a left over 2008. Too bad for Ford that they didn't bother to advertise and tout this vehicle as it is a great vehicle. I really love the power and although I really tried, I couldn't find any major faults with the car. It's been over a year and about 17,000 miles and only routine maintenance. It was a good buy and one I would repeat if it were needed. I recommend it to others.


Best Features

Power


Worst Features

Improve the roof rack by adding cross bars; provide a rear door window that actually goes up and down to provide more accessibility and ventilation.


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New to me new
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By mstire1
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2008 Ford Taurus X Wagon SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Just got my car in April, has about 90,000 miles on it. Love it! I traded in a Cadillac STS for it, wish I would have found this before the caddy. It all around is a better car than the cadillac was. I am getting usually 24 mpg highway, so very pleased with that. I cant believe just how much storage this car has, its awesome! Really quite noisy when going over bumps-my mechanic doesn't know why(thats a bad thing) and seats are not very comfy for longer trips :(


Best Features

I love the in dash storage and the door pockets, so very helpful. The heated mirrors are a plus. Very sharp looking car, lots of compliments on it. So nice to have the only one in my area! lol


Worst Features

Really noisy when you drive over bumps- not sure why. Seats are not comfortable at all, wouldn't have taken much to improve them at all. :( Make 3rd row windows able to open, remote open for tailgate would also be handy.


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Ford Got it Right!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Steve in PA
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2008 Ford Taurus X Wagon SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I bought this because I wanted more space to move whatever I have to when necessary, but I don't need to drive around in a huge truck. I have three small kids, and they fit in here very nicely. It's easier to buckle them into the back seats than in my girlfriend's minivan. So far the car has been reliable, comfortable, and very practical. On the other hand, the OEM Continental tires handle sloppily- had the same issue with my '03 Mercury Sable, switched to Goodrich, wow! I did have a problem where the Check Engine light would come on; diagnosed as bad camshaft sensors, replaced under warranty and they gave me a loaner car. Timing chain guide was noisy, same deal.


Best Features

Drive height, cargo capacity, performance,feature set, SYNC (it works!), no horn-honk when you lock w/ the remote, lights only come on w/the remote @night, retained accessory power, USB port


Worst Features

Don't sacrifice audio controls for SYNC on the steering wheel; make crossbars available that fit the roof rails, better OEM tires, low-level ambient lighting over the center console, a little more room for driver's thigh (rubs the console), LEDs all around instead of just in the rear


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Versatile Vehicle
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By etx
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2008 Ford Taurus X Wagon SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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This is the quietest vehicle we have driven. The vehicle has excellent cargo space. Third row seating is adequately comfortable. Sound is good. We are happy with the mileage. We have gotten over 24 mph on road trips. We are not happy with the myriad of heater/ac controls that are hard to see and control from the driver's seat; hard to remember and control from any seat.


Best Features

Quiet Ride. MPG. Cargo Area. Passenger space.


Worst Features

Heater, AC, Sound System Controls


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