1997 Ford Taurus Consumer Review: Great family car
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1997 Ford Taurus - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

100 Total Reviews

GL Wagon (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Great family car
By JKeene on

Vehicle

1997 Ford Taurus 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.

Best Features

3rd-row seat (car seats 8 not too uncomfortably), Handling is outstanding.

Worst Features

Rear light on top of rear window needs a better paint job concept- I have seen several where they peel way before their time. Interior controls on windows, locks, and cruise-control should be backlit so one can see them at night. Vanity mirrors should be lit as a standard item.
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