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1998 Ford Taurus - Consumer Reviews

1998 Ford Taurus

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What about the brakes!
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By jeepstr9
on

Vehicle

1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

I have owned my Taurus for about 4
years now. I really can't complain
expect for a couple of things. First
and foremost are the brakes! Numerous
problems with them. Second would be
service from dealerships. Although not
directly related to the vehicle, good
service may make the diffrence of
buying a from a certain maker or not.


Worst Features

The brakes!!!!!


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Decent Car
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By mmark869
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Vehicle

1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

Received car basically as a gift with 65000 miles,
only catch was it needed a new tranny, car has
70000 miles now with new tranny. The car runs
well, has a soft smooth ride, handles O.K. This car
is not very good on gas, and like many american
cars the steering is too loose! Very comfortable to
sit in and the controls are right where they should
be, for some reason I Love the strange looking
round control panel. The stock radio is nice and the
climate control works great, good trunk space too.


Best Features

soft smooth ride, radio, climate control


Worst Features

transmission needs to be geared better, maybe this is the reason they break so often? Gas Milage.


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can't win for losing
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By schwoop
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Vehicle

1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

with this car you just can't win for
losing.every time i turn around this
car has something else wrong with
it...would list them all but my fingers
might cramp


Best Features

interrior is nice,exterrior is shinny


Worst Features

redo all the electrical components and the ac stinks and made me sick from black mold


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1998 ford taurus
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By mother
on

Vehicle

1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

a very reliable car.
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excellent all around performer.


Best Features

leg room plenty. ac works beautifully.


Worst Features

stereo set up and climate control features need updating.


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Problematic Vehicle
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By BJ Wiley
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Vehicle

1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

This car was specifically built for me.
Within the first 2 years I began having
throttle assembly problems. It's now on
it's 4th TA. The throttle sticks in the
idle position. Instead of paying $300
for another throttle body, a friend
said to check the throttle fly. It was
the problem. Carb cleaner fixed it.
Carbon build-up was the culprit.
Also one spark plug is located on the
backside of the engine which means the
engine has to be disassembled to change
it. This makes normal maintenance be
high dollar.
Also, the transmission finally broke
two months ago. $1600 to repair. No
warning that the transmission was about
to breakdown.


Best Features

Designed for the driver. Everything the driver needs is in easy reach.


Worst Features

Allow easier access to the spark plugs. Determine a fix to the throttle assembly carbon build-up problem. MOST IMPORTANTLY, REDESIGN the transmission. There are a number of service bulletins against it. Ford SHOULD HAVE recalled to fix the problem.


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