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Not Bad
By jman on 09/07/08 16:38 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 4dr Wagon

Review

Had the car for three years then started to have few problems like head gaskets, hinges for back window etc. and was not the car we had.
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Love it
By Angelina0888 on 09/03/08 17:14 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 4dr Wagon

Review

Ok they do have trouble, yeah mine doesn't start right. The paint is chipping, back window doesn't work right, needs a tune up. But I love it. Better then the 03 Sable I had that broke down at 53000 miles.
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RELIABLE
By Jeroen Walstra on 01/06/06 20:02 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 4dr Wagon

Review

The car cost me $3070 in repairs over 5 years. We had very few problems and provided ample space for a family of 5. Even friends can be taken along as a result of the folding seat in the back.
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Reliable and inexpensive
By David on 10/25/05 19:52 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 4dr Wagon

Review

Ours was in good condition when purchased at 86,000 miles, requiring only fluids and filters. In the 40,000 miles since then there has been one problem (camshaft position sensor - car was still drivable), and everything else was wear and tear related. A few annoyances - wind noise on passenger side, rusty A pillar on driver side, some misaligned interior trim pieces - but overall it's very likable - it has a "Millennium Falcon" appeal with the swoopy styling and all the junk you can carry inside. Transmission seems a little delicate (overheated the fluid while driving to Big Bear from LA and needed it flushed). Wouldn't buy one new because of depreciation, but it's a great used-car buy.
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Spacious, inexpensive, and smooth
By HT on 07/21/05 04:55 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 4dr Wagon

Review

This is a great used wagon for the money if you can find one that has been used gently, i.e., was maintained on conservative intervals. There's easily enough room for 5 people, and the cargo space is truly enormous. The base Vulcan engine (145 hp) lacks power but is quiet and smooth. The upside of the car's tremendous weight is its stability and, while no one wants to go head to head with an SUV, this biggie wagon feels solid. I've been quite happy.
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Very Reliable
By broberts on 01/30/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 4dr Wagon

Review

I bought this car new in 1997 and it has been very reliable. I wish the gas mileage was better as my overall average is only 20. 27-28 on long highway trips.
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Not bad for a Taurus
By MOS on 09/28/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 4dr Wagon

Review

Bought this wagon in 2001 with 85000 miles. I have since put on 46000 miles. Once had to have work done on the transmission with two solenoid valves replaced on the valve body. All tranny shops wanted to rebuild the whole thing for 1500/- and above. The local ford dealer did a good diagnosis and prescribed the right parts. I then went to a trans shop and gave them the diagnosis to fix for half the labor estimate of the dealer. In all about 400/- to fix. 300/- in parts.
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Great family car
By JKeene on 04/27/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 4dr Wagon

Review

My family has been completely satisfied with this Taurus GL wagon. It rides very smooth and exhibits confident and well-balanced handling. Only 2 small people can fit in the back 3rd-row seat, but anyone under about 10-12 years old will do just fine. There have been a couple of cracking plastic parts. (One runner on the roof and a vent control inside) It gets 19-20 miles per gallon in town and about 25 mpg on the highway. Although many critics may disagree, I think it is more roomy and comfortable than a Honda Accord and is more reliable than a Volvo V70. I have been converted into a Ford fan with this great car.
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Cheap! Don't buy!
By Jeremy Fish on 04/09/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 4dr Wagon

Review

Worst investment we've ever made. The engine sounds horrible, we've taken it back 5 times now to have them fix the dome light because it decides to come on and go off when it wants to, and they still haven't figured out what it is. The radip has quit multiple times. The bass gave out after a year, and the steering wheel has faded after 1 month. The roof rack should've come with a warning that it was only there for DECORATION since we put something on it and it broke! The cruise control quite after a week!
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132000 Miles Strong
By Second_owner on 01/26/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 4dr Wagon

Review

Bought this in 1998 with 57,000 miles already on it. 75,000 miles and countless kids later and it has never left me stranded. A fine family vehicle
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