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Pretty, but high maintenance
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By Rob in Peoria
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


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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.


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my first car
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By ccbabe1689
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1997 Ford Taurus G 4dr Sedan


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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.


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comfortable car
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By anynomous
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


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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


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By Bob Woods
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


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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.


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do all fords suck?
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By tonya ogden
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


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problems with the transmission, motor, battery, speed sensor, door panels, heater, windshield wipers, power seats, 2 tires were on the car were the wrong size, and head gaskets, there is more but i lost track.


Best Features

i drove the car off the lot jan/2003. and i have maybe been able to use the car for 6 mo. in those 6 mo i did get good gas milage and i like the interior.


Worst Features

stop making fords? let me trade my lemon?


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