Used 1998 Ford Taurus Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

1998 Ford Taurus - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

97 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Taurus model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
1998 Ford Taurus-Wagon/Torador Red
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By jo p. neer
on

Vehicle

1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Wagon


Review

The size & comfort & room n the back would sell this car. Have replaced 95% of parts under hood. Have put upwards of $3,000 in it, which makes it run smoothly and will stretch the usability of vehicle. Would trust to go from coast to coast. Is scratched from dog jumping on it, so could use a paint job, but not necessary, no rust. sliding seats & seats. Automatic windows, very clean. No fading on dash. Has right arm rest, lifts up or down. Back lift & window n perfect condition. Average gas mileage, less n city, more on highway. Good pick-up. Good tires. luggage rack.


Favorite Features

space inside, small enough 2 park easily power-steering & brakes popular color easy 2 get around in.


Suggested Improvements

sensor that norify's other sensors needs replaced, have estimate. Painting by choice, Maaco is $300.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Great Car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Dave
on

Vehicle

1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

This has been a great car. It never missed a lick. Only replaced battery once, regular maintenance, changed brakes. This engine is great with great response. Average 25 MPG. The car will be missed.


Favorite Features

Engine, and nice ride.


Suggested Improvements

Too bad they are getting rid of the Taurus.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Won't buy another Ford
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By PQD
on

Vehicle

1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

This car (bought new in 1998) has had many things go wrong at a lower mileage than it should, e.g., transmission replaced at 63,000 miles; rear brakes at 70,000; front brakes, struts, and a "rotted plug" for the coolant at 87,000 miles (the latter required a major amount of labor, though the part was small). My husband has a 1 year older Honda Accord with about 35,000 more miles on it which has had almost nothing expensive needing replacing. We usually buy cars new, keep them maintained, and drive them until they drop, generally well over 100-150,000 miles. Given how much I've already spent on this Taurus, I think I'll trade it for a more reliable "foreign" car before anything else goes wrong!


Favorite Features

Interior is roomy and comfortable; we like the option of putting up the armrest to accommodate a 3rd person in front. Drives well, and is reasonable on gas mileage for its size.


Suggested Improvements

Transmission should not have had to be replaced at such a low mileage. Other reviews also noted transmission problems. Need improvements in all aspects of overall mechanical reliability. Not a trustworthy car at higher mileage.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

GREAT CAR!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Jeff
on

Vehicle

1998 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan


Review

This has been the best car I have ever owned. Overall even better than my vintage Corvette! It wants to GO! And yet is has great creature comforts and a killer sound system. Eventually I will have to move on from my car with 120,000 miles. Unfortunately, Ford has chosen to stop offering this great car. Where will I go now?


Favorite Features

Great engine, great sound system, love the oval rear window and similar instrument panel cues. Split rear seat allows for carrying long items with the trunk closed. Exterior design curves flow beautifully with subtle shading.


Suggested Improvements

6 disc CD changer has failed repeatedly.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

1998 Taurus SHO
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By SHOverine
on

Vehicle

1998 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan


Review

Watch for camshaft problems. Otherwise this is a fun car to drive. The V8 provides great power, especially over 50mph. Interior is roomy (I'm 6'3", so I should know). Trunk is very spacious - holds 4 sets of golf clubs. My SHO has over 125K miles on it and is still running like a champ (only major repair was getting the cams welded). If you are in the market for a SHO - get the cams welded!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411