2008 Ford Taurus X Consumer Review: Love the car, hate the repair
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2008 Ford Taurus X - Consumer Review

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SEL Wagon (3.5L V6 6-speed Automatic)

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5 of 7 people found this review helpful
Love the car, hate the repair costs
By carissa2 on

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2008 Ford Taurus X 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.

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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.

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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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By fordnotfun
on 02/09/13 06:37 AM (PST)

We too had to replace our water pump at $2100 due to location of the pump and labor charges were huge! Also, they had the car for 2 days--very inconvient!

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