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1998 Ford Taurus

   
 
Ford Taurus Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 145 hp @ 5250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1998 Ford Taurus

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Commodious and ergonomically correct.

  • Cons

    Swoopy styling and fish-faced snout leaves us cold.

  • What's New for 1998

    A mild facelift, revised trim levels and fewer options are the only changes to Ford's midsize sedan.

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (14 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

1998 ford taurus se wagon

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Wagon

I have driven this vehicle for the past 13 years. Hated it then, still hate it now. BUT - most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. I bought it with 70,000 miles, I now have 180,000 and still running like a champ. There is a hole that has rusted in the floor, the door handles come apart, doors don't shut all the way, seatbelts don't pull all the way, dash is coming apart, break replacements every 6 mths, but still runs.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Trustworthy old gal

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Wagon

I bought this great car 12 years ago with 80k miles on it (it was a salesman's car) and now have 160k. It still runs great and has given me no trouble. We used it in our move from Maryland to Florida five years ago and made 6 thousand mile (each way) trips fully loaded and pulling a heavy trailer. We got 28 mpg then and still do. Other than routine maintenance, the only repair was a cacked coolant recovery bottle.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Kina pleased

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Wagon

i bought this car at the beginning of 2008 with 114k miles...i now have 130k...when i bought it it had hit a deer..car was clean..replaced the hood and head light...since then...i have replace the transmission seal and have done other replacement due to miles...dash is coming apart and radio has tape deck that goes in and out from one side of speakers...fixed the locking latch on rear door...all parts and labor have been cheap...headlights are dim...im about to replace all front end parts due to age and hitting the deer...but all in all i think this is a great car that will last me a long time...paid 1700 bucks for it and put a grand into it..2700 dollars for this car was worth it...........



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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Full 1998 Ford Taurus Review

What's New for 1998

A mild facelift, revised trim levels and fewer options are the only changes to Ford's midsize sedan.

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frey44
09-29-2002
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flacko
flacko
02-04-2003
I own a 1998 Windstar with a 3.8 liter V6. I know the history of these engines and the trannies. I've had 2 Tauruses that had the same AXOD trans. One of my Tauruses had a 3.8 liter engine that ble...



 

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