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1998 Ford Taurus

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bought cheap
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By mark
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Wagon


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Have owned a 1991 Taurus wagon before and a 1989 SHO before. Both got better gas milage. This has the standard 12 valve pushrod engine. In town average 16 mpg and on the highway 23. I have fixed 4 problems that came with the car. 1) Power Antenna-cable broke inside drum motor. $18.50 part-my labor 2-1/2 hours 2) Cruise control-Broken plastic ball that holds cable to speed control. 20 cents(4 zip ties) 5 minutes 3) Door ajar light staying & on power door locks poping back up- WD 40, 20 cents worth- 5 minutes. Spray in the door switch plates located in the end of each door. 4)Hood latch sticks-hood won't open lubricate and reattach cable. Bought cheap


Favorite Features

Nice road trip car-good car to take the dog around town. Easy to load and unload


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage Build quality


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Great Expectations
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By roseyrayf
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


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Purchased from a neighbor's daughter who finished nursing school. Car appears well cared for. Pulled a trailer across the Continental Divide both ways with a U-Hual. They were able to keep it in cruise with AC. I will be the third owner. How it lasts in the long term is to be seen. I keep my cars a long time.


Favorite Features

V6, dual exhausts alloy wheels dual air bags


Suggested Improvements

Interior features, some trim materials fit badly.


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It's a so so car
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By Xarron
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


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I bought mine at 52K miles and it has served me well. Has had some odd repairs like bent tie rods. (Twice on the same side) Warped roters, and transmission problems. It's still running fairly well but the transmission sticks from first to second.


Favorite Features

Cheap car


Suggested Improvements

Stronger engine, better quality parts.


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Taurus are Forever
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By Firstpick
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


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I am a somewhat new driver and I got my Taurus from my dad at like 189,000 miles and by next week I will have 200,000 miles. I drive my car hard leaving from stops and the only thing I see wrong with the car and other Taurus's is that the rear shocks and struts go out at about 100,000 miles, but other than that I love my cat-fish car.


Favorite Features

200 horses with the duratec engine. Big trunk, well needed because I have a sound system.


Suggested Improvements

Re-design the body and put more on the street.


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'98 Taurus SE
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By EV1nut
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


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Just got my SE with 152,000 miles on it. It seems to be a good car considering that the previous owner probably doesn’t know what a spark plug is. I find it far easier and more fun to drive than the family Suburban. Visibility is excellent all around, and the car has plenty of power for me, even with the Vulcan engine. For the most part, I like the styling and the cabin layout.


Favorite Features

The center console is well organized and easy to use with its large buttions. The double fold armrest/cupholder/storage comparment/seat is ingenious. The fish-nose hood prevents you from 'driving off the hood'. It makes you watch the road ahead


Suggested Improvements

The tail lights jus don't fit with the futuristic look- the Jag lights on the 2000 model look better. The low beams are a bit dim. I am having the same problem as everyone else here- my heater doesn’t work! Also, the front wheel bearings are shot


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