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1997 Ford Taurus Sedan

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97 Ford Taurus trash!
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By ArthurR
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1997 Ford Taurus Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


Review

LOOKS ARE DECEIVING! FREEMONT FORD VERY
DISHONEST! Have not bought a Ford
since! Nice car, BUT transmission goes
out at 40K as per transmissions shops
used to say it was the #1 car in for a
new transmission. Brakes notorious for
going out at the same time as well as a
# of other expensive mechanical
problems. Dealership was very
irresponsible and tried to always shrug
off warranty responsibilities as well
as recall which cost me a 30 day rental
car. Stabilizer bars bent and dealer
said they would cover it under warranty
if their was no sign of them hitting
any object. When they realized no sign
of them being hit by an accident etc..
they then refused to cover it. I bet
FORD is now begging.


Best Features

Style, smooth and comfortable.


Worst Features

Most Mechanical parts especially the Trani..


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Started when I bought it....
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By TashaKathryn
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1997 Ford Taurus Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

When I bought the vehicle, I thought i
had found the one. WRONG. I have
replaced brakes 6 times and rotors 3
times. Inside light has a major problem
and will sometimes not turn off. Also
windows leak air. Transmissn started
slipping at 90k and is now about to die
@ 119k. The car is very comfortable and
pretty durable, but I am disappointed
in the maintence.


Best Features

Comfortable seats that adjust. Roomy and the air works GREAT!!!


Worst Features

Remodel transmission and improve features.


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recall tranny
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By fordsarebest
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1997 Ford Taurus Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

i bought my taurus in 2000 and i love my
car but the transmission kicks out of
gear often when i stop at redlight or
turnoff.i took it to ford garage and
theysaid it was a problem with all of
them from that year. i think they should
recall these cars for safety reasons and
fix the problem.Other than that I love
how it drives still and gas mileage is
decent for a big car but could have been
better.very comfortable on long trip,and
has the best engine (3.0) I think has
ever been built.


Best Features

comfort, inside design,


Worst Features

fix tranny before someone gets hurt from it .


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Pretty, but high maintenance
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By Rob in Peoria
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1997 Ford Taurus Sedan 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.


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my first car
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By ccbabe1689
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1997 Ford Taurus Sedan 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.


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