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Not bad for a Taurus
By MOS on 09/28/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

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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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Quality was not Job #1 on this tranny.
By Not_Happy_in_Florida on 12/22/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 4dr Wagon

Review

The day before Thanksgiving, the transmission died. Going to sell mine (69,500 miles - sole owner) then promptly get rid of my Windstar before something else goes wrong there, too (faulty "Check Engine" sensor twice in the first 24,000 miles, and a bum power steering hose). Wouldn't be half as mad at Ford if their service departments charged something close to reality on repairs. Although advertised as needing only regular grade gas, this sucker pings all day long.
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This is a good car but!
By Fanula on 09/11/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus Wagon LX 4dr Wagon

Review

The best part of this car is it seats eight. Very few vans even do this. We changed fuel pump at 55,000 miles (This year0. Door clips come off, and AC not best. Makes noise driving on steep hills except when on premium gas. Handles well in wind on highway.
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watch out for the fuel pump
By on_the_fence on 07/09/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 4dr Wagon

Review

2.5 years into having this wagon (bought with 30k miles) I was driving down a busy street. Suddenly, no power. Engine goes silent. Glide into a hotel parking lot. Tried starting car. No go. Car had been running fine up till now. Towed to dealer (first major repair, figured better safe than sorry). $500 bucks later, new fuel pump. 5 months later, fuel injectors clogged, needs a complete tune up (76,000 miles on it). Another $500. Generally a good car, but starting to worry, approaching 80,000 miles.
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A Good Auto
By Geo on 05/15/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus Wagon LX 4dr Wagon

Review

This has been a great car for me. I owned at 1994 Taurus Wagon and traded for this one. I think it handles well on the road, get 23 to 28 mpg,and even my wife likes the car. My only complaint is that it is a bit noisy on the road, but for a station wagon not bad. I am looking to trade it in for a newer model with less miles ... this one has 83,000 on it right now. I have not had any problem with this car.
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