Used 1997 Ford Taurus Consumer Reviews - 100 Car Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

1997 Ford Taurus - Consumer Reviews

1997 Ford Taurus

Average Consumer Rating

100 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Taurus model:

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
SHO - The only Taurus I'd own
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By RedGeminiPA
on

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought my '97 SHO with 105,996 miles.
Since then I've driven about 3,000
miles with no major problems. I did
have the driver's side tierod end
replaced because it was getting dry (no
grease fittings) and very noisy. It
will soon need ball joints for the same
reason (drying out). My average mileage
is between 20 - 22 mpg. Car looks
great - black metalic w/ chrome
wheels... real head-turner! Mach Audio,
moonroof, tan leather, factory cell
phone - tons of features for this
class! 4-wheel air ride is great on
highways, but rough on bumps. Yamaha
32V V8 has good power and nice exhaust
note. Will need suspension work -
noisy. I paid $5995.00. Nice for the $.


Best Features

Overall style is great. Mach Audio has good sound. 32 valve Yamaha V-8 - 235 hp. Comfortable leather interior. Moonroof. 16" Chrome wheels. Handles nice. Decent gas mileage for a V-8. Low insurance cost - $18 / year less than my 2001 Saturn L200 (4 cyl). Auto climate control is nice.


Worst Features

Put grease fitting on the joints! Cup holders are worthless. Interior rattles over every bump. CD changer skips over most bumps. Wiper speeds don't work correctly. Interior door panels are working loose. All minor problems expected with age and mileage.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Pretty, but high maintenance
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Rob in Peoria
on

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I liked the looks, but wish I had done
more homework before buying. In little
over a year we've put more money into
this car than we paid for it - new
tranny, brakes (twice!), and tires.
Hopefully I can help someone else keep
from getting sucked in by the sporty
appearance - if you love your
mechanic, or more specifically, love
making his boat payments, buy this
car. It also rides rough and is noisy
(wind noise is terrible)


Best Features

Sporty exterior, moderate gas mileage, comfortable seats, lots of trunk space.


Worst Features

Fix the tranismission, larger brake rotors (so they don't overheat and warp under normal driving conditions) make the windows a bit more airtight so they don't scream in highway wind speeds.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

my first car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By ccbabe1689
on

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus G 4dr Sedan


Review

When I got this car, my battery DIED
the second day I had it. Now it
starts up funny. Transmission is iffy
but otherwise the car is great.


Best Features

comfy seats, lots of room in back and trunk.


Worst Features

transmission.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

comfortable car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By anynomous
on

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


Review

Nice car. Transmission needs
improvement. It seems to pause in
between shifts. Descent gas mileage.
Car is comfortable for long trips and
the trunk feels bigger than my 94
cherokee.


Best Features

trunk, comfort, cd changer


Worst Features

transmission


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Taurus
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Bob Woods
on

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


Review

This sedan is fun to drive, its like a
sports car but hauls four people in
comfort. Mileage is less than I would
like, 24 highway 19-20 city. Has some
wind noise at high speeds in
crosswinds, but on long trips is easy
on my back and legs.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Other Vehicles to Consider

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT