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By mmark869
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1998 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


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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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1998 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


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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
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1998 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


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a very reliable car. e 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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By BJ Wiley
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1998 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


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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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By E.Greene
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1998 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


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I,ve owned this vehicle for 3+ years and it has been an extremely reliable car. The car currently has 176000+ miles and I have no compliants. Only maintance has been normal wear and tear with parts resonably priced. Engine does not burn any oil even at this mileage.


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